The Government has announced that the ‘Red List’ will be scrapped from 4am on Wednesday morning.
This means that anyone returning to England (and only England for now) from 11 Southern African countries will no longer have to quarantine in a hotel.
It is not clear what will happen to those people who are already in quarantine. The Government has promised a review, but for now they will have to remain in a hotel until the end of their 10 day quarantine period.
The 10 countries on the ‘Red List’ are:
- South Africa
Travel testing will remain until at least January
Despite the removal of the ‘Red List’, the Government has confirmed that travel testing will continue to be required.
This means a pre-flight ‘Fit To Fly’ test and a ‘Day 2’ PCR test, with the requirement that you quarantine until the rest of the Day 2 test is received.
gov.uk has not yet been updated to reflect these changes.
More details to follow.