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When is the next UK travel review and what countries are on the amber and red lists?

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 5 days ago Luke O'Reilly and Laura Sharman
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Holiday hopes have been dashed after Portugal was moved to the UK amber travel list in June.

No new countries were added to the green list after the last review of the Government’s traffic light system.

Meanwhile seven countries were added to the UK’s red list.

Arrivals from Egypt, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Bahrain, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Afghanistan will now be required to complete hotel quarantine at a cost of £1,750 per person.

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It means the red list will increase from 43 to 50 countries.

Many holidaymakers in Portugal faced a scramble for flights home before the changes were introduced at 4am on Tuesday, June 8.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the decision to move Portugal to the amber list was based on rising case numbers and concern about the Nepal mutation of the Delta variant, which originated in India

It is thought that this mutation could evade vaccines.

When is the next travel review?

The next review of the UK's travel list of countries is due at the end of June, according to Downing Street.

The Prime Minister's official spokesman told reporters on June 17: "There is a three-week review point, so the next check point is coming up at the end of this month."

The spokesman added that he believed this would be no later than June 28.

The last travel review was announced on June 3 and the government has indicated they would take place every three weeks. That would make June 24 the most likely date for the next review.

Amber List vs Red List

People travelling from a red list country must quarantine for 10 days at a hotel upon their return at a cost of £1,750. Those returning from amber list countries face 10 days of self-isolation at home. However, that could change with the government exploring whether double-jabbed Britons could be given the go-ahead for holidays in “amber list” countries without quarantine.

Anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident or a British citizen will be banned from entering Britain if they have been to a red list country in the previous 10 days.

Hotel quarantine red list countries

Here is the full list of 50 red list countries:

Afghanistan

Angola

Argentina

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bolivia

Botswana

Brazil

Burundi

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Ecuador

Egypt

Eswatini

Ethiopia

French Guiana

Guyana

India

Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

The Maldives

Namibia

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Qatar

Rwanda

Seychelles

Somalia

South Africa

Sudan

Suriname

Sri Lanka

Tanzania

Trinidad and Tobago

Turkey

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Uruguay

Venezuela

Zambia

Zimbabwe

What countries are on the amber list?

Here is the full list of amber list countries:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Albania

Algeria

Andorra

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Azerbaijan

The Bahamas

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Bulgaria


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Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Comoros

Congo

Cook Islands

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curacao

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Fiji

Finland

France

French Polynesia

Gabon

The Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Greece, including islands

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macao

Madagascar

Malaysia

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Myanmar

Nauru

Netherlands

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

North Macedonia

Norway

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

Poland

Portugal

Reunion

Romania

Russia

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain, including the Balearics and Canary Islands

St Kitts and Nevis

St Lucia

St Martin and St Barthelemy

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tonga

Tunisia

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United States

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

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