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New Travel Advice to Take Effect from 4 October

Published on: 23 September 2021

New Travel Advice to Take Effect from 4 October - UK, British Marine

The UK Government has announced new rules for international travellers coming to England - which will take effect from 4 October 2021.   

The new rules will replace the current traffic light system of green, amber and red list countries.

Instead, there will be a simplified system with a red list of countries and then a separate list for the rest of the world countries. In addition, fully vaccinated passengers with an approved vaccine from a select group of non-red countries will be able to replace day 2 (polymerase chain reaction) PCR tests with cheaper lateral flow tests – from the end of October – and no longer need to take pre-departure tests (PDTs).

Anyone testing positive will need to isolate and take a confirmatory PCR test, at no additional cost to the traveller.

Testing for unvaccinated passengers from non-red countries will include pre-departure tests, day 2 and day 8 PCR tests. 

Our members should be aware that all passengers will still be required to fill in a passenger locator form ahead of travel. 

More information on the announcement can be found here.