From 11 October, the purple record will scale back to 7 nations and proof of vaccination can be recognised from 37 new nations and territories.
- purple record decreased to 7 locations (Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela) with 47 nations and territories faraway from 4am Monday 11 October
- authorities extends inbound vaccinated arrivals system to an extra 37 nations and territories throughout the globe together with India, South Africa and Turkey, which means eligible vaccinated passengers arriving from remainder of world nations solely have to take a day 2 check in England
- authorities confirms passengers will be capable of ship an image of their lateral circulate check at the least requirement to confirm check consequence accuracy and hold costs down as soon as Day 2 exams change to lateral circulate later this month, adopted by a free PCR if constructive
The federal government has in the present day (7 October 2021) confirmed that from 4am Monday 11 October, 47 nations and territories can be faraway from its purple record, making it simpler for extra individuals to journey overseas to a bigger variety of nations and territories. Passengers returning to England from these locations will now not be required to enter lodge quarantine.
The continued progress on vaccination each at house and all over the world means authorities can confidently scale back the scale of the purple record to concentrate on nations which pose the very best danger, knowledgeable by UK Well being Safety Company’s (UKHSA) evaluation.
Eligible absolutely vaccinated passengers and eligible below 18s coming back from nations and territories not on the purple record, can accomplish that with only a day 2 check.
Different passengers who’re not absolutely vaccinated with an authorised vaccine coming back from a non-red vacation spot should nonetheless take a pre-departure check, a day 2 and day 8 check and full 10 days self-isolation (with the choice of Check to Launch on day 5).
Additionally introduced in the present day, from 4am Monday 11 October, eligible travellers vaccinated in over 37 new nations and territories together with Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey, can even be handled the identical as returning absolutely vaccinated UK residents, as long as they haven’t visited a purple record nation or territory within the 10 days earlier than arriving in England.
International locations with authorised COVID-19 proof of vaccination.
Passengers who will not be an eligible traveller with an authorised vaccine arriving from a remainder of world vacation spot should nonetheless take a pre-departure check, a day 2 and day 8 check and full 10 days self-isolation (with the choice of Check to Launch on day 5).
The most recent journey replace builds on the announcement from the International, Commonwealth & Improvement Workplace earlier this week that it has lifted recommendation towards all however important journey for over 30 nations and territories. Extra advisories can be eliminated as nations and territories come off the purple record, making it simpler for individuals to be lined by insurance coverage when travelling to a wider record of locations.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned:
With half-term and winter solar across the nook, we’re making it simpler for households and family members to reunite, by considerably reducing the variety of locations on the purple record, thanks partially to the elevated vaccination efforts across the globe.
Restoring individuals’s confidence in journey is vital to rebuilding our economic system and levelling up this nation. With much less restrictions and extra individuals touring, we are able to all proceed to maneuver safely ahead collectively alongside our pathway to restoration.
Well being and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid mentioned
Our strong border measures have helped defend the outstanding progress of our vaccination programme, and it’s due to this success each right here and all over the world that we are able to safely open up journey additional and we are able to go to family and friends overseas.
We’re now making it simpler and cheaper for individuals to journey by permitting absolutely vaccinated travellers from non-red record nations to make use of lateral circulate exams on day 2 of arrival, so long as they supply proof of use.
The change to restrictions builds on the current simplification of worldwide journey guidelines, together with the elimination of pre-departure testing for eligible absolutely vaccinated travellers applied earlier this week. Authorities scientists will proceed to have interaction with nations nonetheless on the purple record and hold the proof on variants of concern, particularly Lambda and Mu, below shut evaluation with a purpose to make sure the UK’s method stays proportionate. The federal government will proceed to keep up surveillance on the border by means of testing and genomic sequencing, in order that we are able to reply quickly if dangers from any nation improve.
From late October, eligible absolutely vaccinated passengers together with below 18s coming back from a remainder of world nation may have the choice to interchange their day 2 check with a less expensive lateral circulate check, adopted by a free PCR check if constructive, decreasing the price of exams on arrival into England. The federal government also can verify passengers taking postal exams will be capable of ship an image of their lateral circulate check at the least requirement to confirm the check consequence, with the ambition remaining to have this in place for individuals coming back from half-term breaks by the tip of the month.
The info for all nations and territories can be saved below evaluation and the federal government is not going to hesitate to take motion the place a rustic’s epidemiological image modifications.