Foreign Office announces easing of restrictions for 51 countries

By Danny Atherton

The Foreign Office has announced it is lifting covid restrictions on a further 51 countries.

The travel advice for some countries will be lifted today while the rest will have their restrictions lifted on Monday.

The news comes just two days after 32 other countries including Fiji, Malaysia and Bangladesh had their travel advice lifted.

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This will make it much easier for people to get travel insurance, as most providers use listed countries as a reason to exclude cover.

According to Sky News, the government is aiming to simplify travel in the wake of the success of the vaccine rollout, better understanding of the virus and improved public health in those destinations.

Travel advice was put in place due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Confirming a further relaxing of rules today, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said the decision will allow people to ‘exercise personal responsibility’.

She said: "These updates make travel abroad easier – boosting trade, tourism and reuniting friends and families.

"I am delighted that the safe reopening of travel allows people to exercise personal responsibility and visit more destinations across the globe."

Destinations where 'all but essential travel' advice has been lifted today

  • Bahamas
  • Cameroon
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Palau
  • Tajikistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Western Sahara

Destinations where 'all but essential travel' advice will end on Monday

  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seyschells
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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