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With weekly changes to the UK travel quarantine list, it is difficult to keep track of where you can travel to from the UK. Which countries can you visit from UK without having to quarantine on your return?

For the last few weeks we’ve been running a Thursday article featuring the latest changes to the list of countries where you can travel without having to quarantine on your return.

Where can you still travel to from the UK?

What is more useful, of course, is a list of countries where you CAN travel freely from the UK without having to quarantine on your return.

We ran this ‘safe to travel’ list a month ago and, due to popular request, we have updated it.

Where can you can currently travel to from the UK?

Here is the list countries which are on the UK travel corridors list. If you are reading this article days or weeks after the date of publication, you will find the latest version on gov.uk here.

Of course, there is no guarantee that these countries will allow you in. Australia and New Zealand are on the list, for example, but they aren’t going to welcome you.

To find out whether you qualify to enter any particular country – and what covid test results may be required – click the link under each country name. This takes you to the relevant page on the Foreign Office website.

We have added a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ by each country. This is a one word summary of whether you could enter if you wished WITHOUT compulsory quarantine on arrival. Obviously seek your own advice if you look to book, because one word summaries never tell the full story.

There are other countries which you can enter freely as a UK resident but which would require you to quarantine when you returned to the UK. The UAE, for example, is not on the list below because whilst you can enter Dubai you need to quarantine when you come home.

There may be countries which have announced changes which are not yet reflected in Government guidance. We will update this article with any reader feedback.

Jersey: the Foreign Office list does not include the Channel Islands. You can enter Jersey BUT only if you live in a UK council region on their ‘Green’ list. A test is required on entry and on Day 5. Quarantine is required if you have spent a night in a UK council area which is not on the ‘Green’ list in the previous 14 days.

Updates since publication:

Madeira and the Azores: whilst Portugal is not on the list below, you can still travel to Madeira and the Azores without quarantine on your return. Visitors do not need to quarantine if they present a negative test result on arrival. Alternatively, an airport test can be taken – in Madeira, results are delivered within 12 hours. This does NOT apply to residents of Scotland who must quarantine on their return from Maderia and the Azores.

Liechtenstein: moved to ‘no’ as from tomorrow UK residents must quarantine for 10 days on arrival

Antigua: moved to ‘yes’ despite unclear FCO advice based on reader feedback

Cambodia: moved to ‘no’ due to quarantine requirements

Countries you can travel to from the UK without quarantine
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Key:

‘Yes’ – you can enter the country without compulsory quarantine or restriction on movement, and will not have to quarantine on your return to the UK

‘No’ – UK arrivals are either banned outright or are forced to quarantine or face a restriction on movement for over 24 hours – although if you could enter you would not need to quarantine on your return to the UK

Countries which are on the UK travel corridors list:

Click here for the official list.

Europe

Americas and Caribbean

Asia-Pacific

Africa

Antarctica

Comments (50)

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  • Lys says:

    Two things:

    1) what does Greece have against those of us living in Scotland?!
    2) is there really any point including San Marino when you can’t reach it directly given that it’s basically a hill inside Italy…?

    • Rob says:

      Arguably easier to reach than the British Antarctic Territory. You are best sending your request to the Foreign Office.

    • Dubios says:

      I believe San Marino has a heliport in Borgo Maggiore, and one of the reasons why they have a Civil Aviation Authority of their own. There is also a small air strip in Domagnano. The heliport in theory could get you in and out without having to officially transit Italy.

  • MD says:

    It would be really great to merge this data with the data from the “where is BA still flying to” article to produce a concise table of potential destinations.

    • Alex Sm says:

      There are other airlines serving these destinations! My partner and I have booked a flight to Sweden with Norwegian (even when SE was still on the quarantine list). Pleased to see the FCDO came to terms with common sense and add the country to the safe list in the meantime

  • Andrew says:

    According to the Mirror(!) there are just 9 countries we can travel to without any restrictions:
    https://apple.news/A1zcCcqJaQJeEriR4ZAlo0A

    • Tom says:

      The articles that can’t bothered to be specific about Greece and so just say ‘mainland Greece’ make me laugh. There are about 200 inhabited Greek islands of which less than 10 are currently restricted for most of the UK!

  • Nan says:

    What’s the situation in Egypt? I can’t find it on any of your lists.

    • Rob says:

      Must quarantine on your return, so its not on our list. If you are prepared to quarantine on your return, the Foreign Office website has the info.

  • Michael C says:

    Finland will be accepting UK passengers from mid-November, either with 3 day’s isolation, or none if the visit is for less than 72 hours.

    • Dave says:

      A negative test is still required before entry for visits less than 72 hours. You don’t need to quarantine or have a second test though.

  • Jessiefan says:

    You don’t include America under ‘Americas’ but I’m guessing no

    • John says:

      The list of countries is “Countries which are NOT on the Foreign Office ‘do not travel’ list”

  • Andrew says:

    So Barbados is off the table then?

    • Rob says:

      Yes, unless you are willing to quarantine until your 2nd set of test results are in.

      Only upside is that the wording is a bit vague. Seems the 2nd test can be done 5 days after the first one (not 5 days after arrival) so if you had one done 48 hours before arrival then you could have another 3 days later and so get the result on day 4. You are still locked up for 4 days though.

      • Dubios says:

        If you get a room with a balcony presumably you are allowed to use it?
        I’m not sure there is a huge amount of difference in that scenario for those that would normally sit on the beach all day…4 days doesnt’ seem much of a hardship.

        • Dave B says:

          I am keenly watching Barbados as managed to change my Xmas plans from Florida to Barbados. One of the articles in the independent suggested a loose quarantine, and cited hotel (or villa) grounds as the restriction. Not sure that this is correct as can’t see this anywhere else. A room with direct pool access and large balcony could be tolerable for the quarantine!

        • Andi says:

          Having just got back from Barbados, I can shed some light on this. These rules than apply to UK residents from October 1st have been applied to people from other countries since Barbados reopened. I spoke to a few Americans who had been through the process. You are allowed around the entire hotel grounds if you choose certain designated holding hotels. You are not allowed off-site and many of the holding hotels require you to order food to your room rather than eat in the restaurants. You have already tested negative once to be allowed in the country so the risk is lower. I stayed at the Crane and at the Hilton over the past 2 weeks. Both have a wristband system in place showing your test status. The Crane is big enough that it has designated an entire pool to quarantined people. Plus we had booked a suite with its own pool to await our airport-administered test results. Between the space in the suite/terrace/pool and the designated pool and facilities for quarantining guests, 5 days would be totally acceptable. The Hilton, having a smaller pool complex seemed to be more restrictive movement wise and I didn’t meet anyone who had been through the process to ask them.

  • Mike says:

    No guidance here on Middle East & Gulf Countries ?

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