Traffic Light System Changes from 4th October

The government has announced the next phase of reopening international travel more broadly with a new longer-term framework for testing and health measures at the border. From the 4th October:

  • The traffic light system will be replaced with a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world, depending on vaccination status.
  • There will no longer be a requirement for fully vaccinated passengers to take a pre-departure test, if not travelling from a red list country.
  • By late October, we will have moved away from 2-day PCR testing to a new system of lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated passengers arriving from non-red list countries. If passengers test positive, they will then be required to take a confirmatory PCR test. That PCR test will be at no further cost to the traveller. Find out more here