Vacationers can expect updates on international travel later this month, before a regular review of the rules on October 1.
Determining the government’s winter coveted plan in the House of Commons on Monday afternoon, Health Secretary Sajid Javed revealed that more details about international travel would be announced by the Secretary Transport before the review date.
The Health Secretary was later asked by Sir Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham and CellWest, whether the PCR test on the second day of his return from the Green or Amber Listed country would be canceled.
My Javed replied: “We are constantly reviewing our travel rules regarding the Quaid. In my earlier statement, I referred to a set of changes that we want to make very soon and the Secretary Transport. Will bring these changes to the home as soon as possible.
Addressing a Downing Street press conference after Mr Javed’s announcement, the prime minister said ministers were considering “simplifying” the traffic light system for foreign travel.
Boris Johnson told a Downing Street press conference that the government was also considering what it could do for those returning to the country.
Under current rules, travelers from a green-listed country are not required to isolate themselves, but are required to take the Covid 19 test before departure, and the test must be arranged the next day after return.
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Returnees from a country on the Amber List must isolate themselves if they have not been fully vaccinated.
They will have to take a cove test three days before their return and a PCR test two days after their return to the UK.
On the eighth day, a PCR test is needed for adults who are not fully vaccinated.
Coming from a country with a red list, the British will have to isolate themselves in a government-approved quarantine hotel, as well as take a test of Covid 19 before departure.
Travel lists were last updated on August 30, with Montenegro and Thailand red-listed. Azores, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania and Switzerland were moved to the green list.