Published on : Friday, September 17, 2021
The introduction of the UK traffic light system in May brought in a green list, amber list and updated its red list of countries. Each colour signifies different rules for testing and quarantining. Anyone travelling to a green list country like Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Israel and others is required to take one test before departure and one PCR test on or before day two of arrival in the UK. No quarantine is required unless the test is positive, even if the traveller is not yet fully-vaccinated.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted that the green list could soon be scrapped in favour of a simpler travel system. However, most countries in Europe and the EU are now open to tourists from the UK- particularly those who have had both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Here’s a rundown of some of the UK’s green listed countries that are calling for tourists across the globe for enjoying vacation:
Germany– Tourists have to submit vaccination proof, negative COVID test results or proof of recovery from infection. Some of the must-visit places are Charlottenburg, Zoological Garden, Brandenburg Gate and others.
Israel- Travellers need to get an RT-PCR test done on arrival at Israel. Tourists can visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Timna Park and other places of interest.
New Zealand- Negative COVID-19 test results required for those travelling to New Zealand. Visit places like Lake Tongariro, Rotorua, Abel Tasman National park and other highlights of the country.
Switzerland- Swiss Federal Office of Public Health highlighted that different COVID travel rules apply to citizens of different countries. However, travellers can visit the country which has some of the world’s best ski resorts and hiking trails.