Britain lifts travel ban to Egypt and removes 8 countries from the red list
Britain announced today that, from September 22, eight countries will be removed from the red list, which requires hotel quarantine, including Turkey and Egypt.
The Minister of Transport in England also announced the cancellation of the “traffic lights” system for the Coronavirus, for travel, in an attempt to make journeys “simpler” while “cutting costs”.
In a significant relaxation of the rules following mounting anger from travel and tourism industry organizations, the number of countries on the red list will be reduced.AndThe green and amber lists will be combined into a single "Rest of the World" list from October 4, and travelers vaccinated with two doses will not have to take a pre-departure test.
And in a fourth major change, from the end of October, fully vaccinated travelers can take a cheaper side test on the second day after arriving in the UK, foregoing the need for expensive PCR tests.
But under the new system, non-vaccinators face stricter restrictions, as they will have to self-isolate for ten days even if they return from a former, low-risk green list country, as well as take pre-departure tests, on the second and eighth day after arrival.