UK takes off Tanzania, 46 nations from the red list

Tanzania travellers and other arrivals from 47 countries will no longer be on the red list entering England.

As of 11th October, arrivals from those nations into UK will no longer have to enter hotel quarantine. They will just have to do a PCR test on or before day 2.

In a major overhaul, only seven countries remain on the red quarantine list, including Peru and the Dominican Republic.

47 countries will open up for travel

Announcing the update on Twitter Thursday, UK transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that the 47 recategorised countries will be moved to Britain’s “rest of the world” list.

The UK’s simplified rules for travel came into force on October 4th, with the traffic light system scrapped in favour of a single red list.

Mr Shapps added: “I’m also making changes so travellers visiting England have fewer entry requirements, by recognising those with fully-vax status from 37 new countries and territories including India, Turkey and Ghana, treating them the same as UK fully vax passengers.”

Which countries have been removed from the UK’s red list?

As of Monday 11th October, people travelling to England from these locations will no longer have to quarantine in a hotel on arrival: Tanzania, Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Congo (Democratic Republic), Costa Rica, Cuba, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mayotte, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Philippines, Réunion, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan,Suriname, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Travel restrictions are updated every three weeks by the UK government, meaning the next update is expected on or around Thursday 28 October.