TUI, Jet2, Ryanair, easyJet: countries on the red list that could change to orange in an upcoming announcement
The next announcement regarding the government’s light travel system for overseas travel is due on Thursday, July 15.
Analysts have suggested that Italy, Germany and Poland will move from orange to the green list – allowing Britons to get there without having to quarantine themselves on their return.
This would increase the number of European destinations on the green list, with Malta and the Balearic Islands among the places currently marked as green.
Read more: 12 countries including Germany and Italy could be added to the green list this week
However, a number of countries on the red list could switch to the color orange.
This would prove to be important, as it would make them somewhat viable destinations – switching to amber would remove the requirement to quarantine in a hotel upon return to Britain.
Instead, people returning from Amber List countries must quarantine themselves at home or where they stay for 10 days, rather than paying for a quarantine hotel.
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And for those who have received the two injections of a Covid-19 vaccine, the obligation to quarantine once they return from an Amber List country will end on July 19. This will also apply to those under 18.
As Thursday’s announcement approaches, people will be wondering if any destinations will be moved to the color orange.
Below are several Red List destinations and their chances of being Amber Listed in Thursday’s upcoming announcement, according to Birmingham Live.
India recently recorded 911 new deaths and 43,393 cases, as it distributed 357,553,612 doses of the vaccine.
India is unlikely to be on the Amber List in the next travel review due to its low vaccination rates.
The country has administered more than 351 million doses, but less than five percent of the adult population is double-injected.
Flights to India are very limited. Click here for more information on entering India.
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In Turkey’s most recent Covid infections report in Turkey, 4,678 people tested positive for the virus, but this marks a reduction from previous months.
Turkey has recorded 42 infections per 100,000 people in the past seven days – well below a number of Amber List countries – and cases have been dropping since mid-April.
About 20 percent of the country’s adult population are fully immunized.
Infections have declined since the start of the month, as Turkey steadily increases its number of vaccinations.
However, it remains to be seen whether that will be enough to remove it from the Red List.
The UK government said: “All arrivals to Turkey, except Turkish citizens or holders of residence permits, must complete an online form within 72 hours of travel.”
Find out more here.
United Arab Emirates
The UAE, including Dubai, is expected to move to the Amber List as it has recorded two new deaths and 1,539 cases in the past 24 hours.
The United Arab Emirates has a population of just under 10 million and has distributed 15,728,415 doses of the vaccine, meaning that a significant proportion of the population receives a double injection.
Clive Wratten, CEO of the Business Travel Association (BTA), said this week in sister Arabian Business title that the UAE’s continued presence on the UK’s red list for travel has cost Britain more than $ 66 million in just one week in June.
The UK government said: “Residents, tourists and visitors traveling from or via the UK and arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test which was taken no more than 72 hours before departure and present the certificate at check-in.
“Travelers arriving in Abu Dhabi will also need to take a COVID-19 PCR test upon arrival. “
Pakistan has reported 1,626 new daily cases and 24 new deaths in the past 24 hours, leading people to suggest it should be taken off the red list.
However, with just over 17 million doses of the vaccine administered to a population of 216 million, it could remain on the Red List until more people are vaccinated.
Travelers to Pakistan must always present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours before the start of the trip. More information here.
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