The Global Travel Taskforce has released its initial report on how international travel can resume from May 17, detailing plans for a “traffic light” system that will be rolled out in the coming weeks. This news has been long-awaited by Brits eager to make plans for a summer holiday.
It has been confirmed that anyone arriving in the UK from a destination classified as “red” will need to isolate in a government-regulated hotel for 10 days upon their return, as well as undertake three Covid-19 tests – one before their departure, one on day 2 of their arrival to the UK, and the last on day 8 of their quarantine period.
Anyone arriving from an “amber” destination will need to quarantine at home for 10 days upon their arrival, as well as take a pre-departure test, and a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 of their isolate period. However, they will have the option to pay for a private PCR test on day 5 (also known as undertaking ‘test and release’) and end self-isolation early if their test comes back negative.
Lastly, anyone arriving in the UK from a country on the “green” list will be required to take a pre-departure test as well as a PCR test on or before day 2 of their arrival to the UK. However, they will not need to quarantine or take any additional tests, unless they receive a positive test result.
To be put on the “green” list, countries must have low or decreasing Covid-19 infection rates, a high number of residents already…