Advice not to travel to 32 countries due to COVID has been lifted by the government, meaning insurance companies will cover them again.
Fiji, Gambia, Malaysia and Bangladesh are among the most Ministry of Foreign Affairs will no longer advise against everything except essential travel.
This means that travel insurance will once again cover people traveling to these countries, as many companies use these tips as a point of reference to exclude coverage.
However, this does not mean that all of these countries allow international travelers, so they should check the entry requirements.
The advisories are expected to be lifted for other countries in the coming days.
However, the government may re-apply the rules in “exceptional circumstances”, for example if local health care is overwhelmed by a problem. COVID epidemic.
Some countries will continue to advise not to travel there other than essential travel, but this will not be due to COVID and instead will be due to other circumstances in the country, such as instability. Travel insurers will continue to not cover them.
Countries on the Red List will continue to have a warning against all but essential travel, but the government has said it will remove more countries from the Red List soon.
Here is the full list of countries for which travel advice has been relaxed:
Algeria; Armenia; Bangladesh; Belarus; Benign; Comoros; Tokelau and Niue; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Fiji; Gambia; Guinea; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kosovo; Liberia; Madagascar; Malaysia; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Nauru; Sao Tome and Principe ; Senegal; The Solomon Islands; Go; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Congolese; American Samoa; French Polynesia; and Ghanaian.
The government said the advisory had been lifted for those countries in light of improved public health in those countries, a better understanding of the virus and a lower risk for people coming from the UK following vaccine deployment.
Foreign Minister Liz Truss said the move “will make travel easier” and support businesses and families.
“We strike the right balance between ensuring people’s safety, which remains our priority, and giving them the freedom to exercise their personal responsibility while supporting the travel industry as it continues to recover,” he said. -she adds.
The move is part of a simplified system for international travel, with the COVID traffic light system for trips deleted on Monday, there is therefore only a red list.
Anyone now arriving in the UK from a non-Red List country who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and anyone under the age of 18 – does not have to be tested before departure.
They also do not have to take a PCR test eight days after arriving or self-isolate at home, but still have to be tested on the second day after arriving in the UK.
People arriving from Red List countries should still take a pre-departure test, self-quarantine in a hotel for 10 days, and take PCR tests on days two and eight.
Anyone planning to travel abroad should consult gov.uk and local councils for entry requirements, including vaccination requirements.