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Traffic Light System For Travel From The UK

With the easing of lockdown measures in the UK, many of us are looking forward to booking our holidays and one of the things that keep coming up is the Traffic Light System for Travel. How does this system work, and how does it affect our travel plans, what are the restrictions and which countries can we travel to, are some of the questions we all have. Our travel experts have put together a brief guide that explains all this and more.

WHAT IS THE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM?

On the 17th of May, the UK government introduced a traffic light system to manage the return of international travel safely. This system involves categorising all countries and individual islands as red, amber or green. Countries and islands are assigned a colour based on a variety of Covid-19 & country-specific health metrics. These metrics include:
  • Percentage of people vaccinated
  • Rate of infection
  • Prevalence of variants of concern
  • Country’s access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing
The different colours detail the level of risk in each location and the tests and quarantine periods required for travelling to the countries under that colour. As the countries and islands are categorised individually it avoids blanket bans, and provides more flexibility in your travel plans.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR TRAVEL IN EACH TRAFFIC LIGHT CATEGORY?



WILL THE LIST OF TRAFFIC LIGHT COUNTRIES CHANGE?

Yes, the restrictions and the countries on each list are reviewed on a regular basis and we will update this information as soon as anything changes.

HOW CAN WE MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS FLEXIBLE?

During these challenging times many of us are understandably concerned about the impact and effect of Coronavirus on our travel plans, and so to offer you complete reassurance, Africa Travel have put in place our very own Book Africa With Confidence policy. We work closely with you to create bespoke, safari trips, and it has never been more important to know that you can book safely, and with complete confidence.

WHAT IF I'M NOT TRAVELLING FROM THE UK?

This traffic list system only applies to those travellers who are departing from the UK, so if your journey begins elsewhere then please contact our team and we can advise you of the rules and regulations applicable to your trip.

Call us to speak to one of our specialists 

on 020 7843 3500 or email info@africatravel.co.uk





Green List of Countries & Territories

Amber List of Countries & Territories 

Red List of Countries & Territories

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Destinations Where Two Vaccination Jabs For UK Travellers Is Mandatory For Entry

Destinations Where Unvaccinated UK Travellers Can Enter Without Quarantine 



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