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Brazil, Thailand, Nepal and more removed UK travel Red List

11 October 2021

From Thursday 7th October, a number of countries were removed from the UK Red List for international travel. Travellers from these countries can now come to the UK without quarantine or any other restriction:

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana
  • Malawi
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Guyana
  • Indonesia
  • Lesotho
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Réunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Zambi
  • Zimbabwe

For all travellers to the UK from non-Red List countries, the current rules are:

Adult (18+): Fully-vaccinated (at least 14 days after second jab; Pfizer, AZ, Moderna, Janssen only), and travellers must take a PCR test on or before day 2 after arrival and complete a Passenger Locator Form before travelling. Non fully-vaccinated travellers must take a PCR test on or before day 2 and day 8 after arrival, and quarantine for ten days in their private residence (quarantine can be reduced to 5 days with the optional 'test to release' scheme).

Young Learners (under 18): Travellers must take a PCR test on or before Day 2 after arrival and complete a Passenger Locator Form before travelling.

Stay up to date with the latest UK study and coronavirus updates and if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact the SI-UK London team on 020-7287-7040 or by arranging a free online consultation.


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