UK red list travel ban April 2021

With the ever changing travel situation here in the UK it’s important to keep up to date about where you can and can’t travel. It’s also imperative that you follow the entry requirement guide in order to make sure you comply with the government’s regulations.

If you do need to return home then a private jet can get you home, even if you’re currently in a red list country. It’s also likely that a commercial plane is not available to fly you back.

Red list travel ban countries

If you have been in or through any of the countries listed below in the previous 10 days, you will be refused entry to the UK.

If you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK you will be able to enter. You must quarantine in a government approved hotel for 10 days.

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • India (will be added to the list 4am, Friday 23 April)
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Countries added to the list

India will be added to the list 4am, Friday 23 April.

If you arrive in the UK from India before 4am Friday 23 April, you must self-isolate for 10 days in the place you’re staying and take a COVID-19 test on day 2 and day 8.

Find out how to self-isolate in the place you’re staying and book your coronavirus tests.

From 4am Friday 23 April, if you have been in India in the previous 10 days, you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British, Irish or third-country national with residency rights. You will need to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel.

Find out how to book a managed quarantine hotel and your coronavirus tests.

Test to Release scheme

You cannot use the Test to Release scheme if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

Coronavirus testing before travel to the UK

You must have proof of a negative coronavirus test to enter the UK. Read about:


Please note: Prices shown are estimated prices for charter of whole aircraft – alternative routes, aircraft and airports are also available upon request. This estimated price is subject to availability, slots, traffic rights and schedule.