The traffic light system for international travel is to be scrapped in a significant easing of Covid restrictions, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
From October 4, there will be a single, reduced “red list” of destinations from where passengers arriving in England will be required to quarantine in a Government-supervised hotel.
At the same time, people who are fully vaccinated will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning from non-red list destinations.
And from the end of October, they will be able to replace the day two PCR test with a cheaper lateral flow test.
In contrast, unvaccinated
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