21 Apr 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.
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- French Guiana
- India (will be added to the list 4am, Friday 23 April)
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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.
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.
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:
- coronavirus testing for people travelling to England
- coronavirus testing for people travelling to Northern Ireland
- coronavirus testing for people travelling to Scotland
- coronavirus testing for people travelling to Wales
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