As the Department of Transportation explained in a statement, as of June 8, those coming from that country, in addition to providing a negative SARS-CoV-2 test before travel, must self-isolate at home for 10 days. .
Travelers will also have to bear the costs of additional checks that will be carried out on the second and eighth days of confinement.
In their first update of the ‘traffic light’ implemented after the ban on overseas vacation travel was lifted last May, the authorities did not add any other destinations to the dozens already on the green list, but rather moved seven countries from the yellow box. to red.
In the latter case are Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Trinidad and Tobago, where, according to the British government, there is a significant spread of Covid-19 and some of its most dangerous types.
Only British and Irish nationals and resident foreigners are allowed to enter the UK after staying in a country listed as ‘red’, but are required to stay 10 days in a government-designated hotel and bear the cost of accommodation and coronavirus tests.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that despite the success of our vaccination campaign, we continue to advise the public not to travel to destinations not on the Green List.
Of the handful of the exempted only Portugal was a popular tourist destination for the British, with the rest, including Australia and the Falkland Islands, either too far away or not allowing entry to travelers from the UK.
According to the British health authorities, during the past hours, 4,330 new cases of Covid-19 virus and 12 other deaths were recorded, i.e. nearly 4,500,000 infections and 127,794 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic.
It has also been reported that more than about 53 million adults residing in the country have already received two doses of available vaccines against the disease.