Published on : Saturday, September 18, 2021
The United Kingdom government has scrapped the illogical traffic light system, with the amber list being merged into the green list.
Instead, the countries are either on the Rest of the World “open travel” list or the red list which bans travel – here are the countries currently on the red list.
While the red list remains in place, eight countries have now been removed. Turkey, Egypt and the Maldives have been removed from the list, along with Sri Lanka, Oman, Kenya, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
But there are other countries which are on red list. These are Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia and Zimbabwe
The eight countries will be removed from 4am on September 22.
Brits are advised against travelling to the destinations still on the list, with most major airlines and tour operators unlikely to offer flights to the countries.
The new traffic light system will be in enforced from October 4.