TUI, easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2: Turkey should be removed from red list in time for mid-term
Turkey is expected to quit the government’s red list for international travel in time for the October semester, according to reports.
The Times reports that the red list could be halved in the next travel update, which is due today (September 17) as the government seeks to relax rules for international travel.
This means fully vaccinated British holidaymakers returning from Turkey would not have to be quarantined, but the red list would remain in effect for high-risk countries.
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Meanwhile, double-injected travelers returning to the UK will not need to have a PCR test, the newspaper reported, with unvaccinated people not needing a rapid flow test for up to 72 hours before. their arrival.
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The next update could also see an upheaval in the system used by the government to organize international travel.
Reports from the Times also indicate that the traffic light system may become a thing of the past, as a two-tier system, which would merge the green and orange lists, is expected to be introduced.
In the new system, destinations would be classified in green or red. Quarantine rules for Red List countries would remain in place.
The new travel rules were expected yesterday amid speculation that the Green and Amber Lists could be simplified into a single category.
Currently, travelers returning from Green List destinations must take a Covid test before arriving in the UK and on their second day back in the country, reports The Mirror.
They must also complete a passenger locator form.
The rules for Amber List countries are the same for people vaccinated after the government said fully bitten Britons no longer need to self-quarantine.
Unvaccinated people returning from Amber List countries must self-quarantine at home for 10 days and take PCR tests on the second and eighth day.
In the reshuffle, unvaccinated Britons may have to take two PCR tests when they arrive in the UK, which could be the government’s attempt to encourage more people to get bitten.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps was expected to announce a formal review of overseas travel rules by Oct. 1 – in time for the fall semester.
Earlier this week, Boris Johnson said: “I know travelers have been frustrated this summer… but it’s reasonable to ask people to do it to help protect the public.
“We will say a lot more shortly about the traffic light system, how it is simplified and what we can do to reduce the testing burden for those returning to the country. It will happen shortly.”
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