Full list of countries to be taken off England's red travel list as seven destinations to remain

By Saffron Otter

A total of 47 countries will be removed from England’s red list on Monday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

It means travellers arriving from those destinations will no longer need to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel.

The change to the 'rest of world' list leaves just seven places on the red list.

It includes Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.

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Mr Shapps said: “With half-term and winter sun around the corner, we’re making it easier for families and loved ones to reunite by significantly cutting the number of destinations on the red list, thanks in part to the increased vaccination efforts around the globe.

“Restoring people’s confidence in travel is key to rebuilding our economy and levelling up this country. With less restrictions and more people travelling, we can all continue to move safely forward together along our pathway to recovery.”

Meanwhile, Mr Shapps also announced that the government would recognise vaccines for arrivals from a further 37 countries and territories including Brazil, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, South Africa and Turkey.

The decision means fully vaccinated people entering England from these locations will be exempt from quarantine, the pre-departure test and the day-eight post-arrival test.

Health Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Our robust border measures have helped protect the phenomenal progress of our vaccination programme, and it is because of this success both here and around the world that we can safely open up travel further and we can visit friends and family abroad.

“We’re now making it easier and cheaper for people to travel by allowing fully vaccinated travellers from non-red list countries to use lateral flow tests on day two of arrival, as long as they provide proof of use.”

Updated red list of countries and territories

Afghanistan - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Angola - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Argentina - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Bolivia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Botswana - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Brazil - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Burundi - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Cape Verde - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Passengers in the arrivals hall at Heathrow Airport (PA)

Chile - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Colombia

Congo (Democratic Republic) - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Costa Rica - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Cuba - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Eritrea - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Eswatini - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Ethiopia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

French Guiana - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Georgia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Guyana - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Haiti

Indonesia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Lesotho - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Malawi - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Mayotte - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Mexico - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Mongolia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Montenegro - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Mozambique - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Myanmar - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Namibia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Nepal - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Panama

Paraguay - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Peru

Philippines - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Réunion - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Rwanda - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Seychelles - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Sierra Leone - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Somalia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

South Africa - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Sudan - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Suriname - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Tanzania - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Thailand - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Trinidad and Tobago - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Tunisia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Uganda -Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Uruguay - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Venezuela

Zambia - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

Zimbabwe - Will move off the red list at 4am Monday 11 October. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the red list rules.

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