Green list countries and territories. Affective from Monday 17th May

From 17 May there will be a new green list of countries and territories. Until 17 May all countries and territories outside of the Common Travel Area are either red list or amber list countries or territories. If you travel to England before 17 May you must follow the relevant amber list or red list rules.

This section tells you what you will have to do if you travel to England from a country or territory on the green list from 17 May. You must only have been in or travelled through a green list country or the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Before travel to England

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must self-isolate if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have been in a country or territory on the red or amber list

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the amber list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, and have not visited a country on the red list, you must follow the amber list rules.

Read more about making a transit stop in an amber or red list country or territory.

Countries on the watchlist or moving to amber

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the green list to the amber or red list. If that is likely to happen, this will normally be flagged in the green watchlist column in the table below. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.

Green list of countries and territories – from 17th May

Green listGreen watchlist – moves from or to amber or red list
AustraliaWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
BruneiWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Falkland IslandsWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Faroe IslandsWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
GibraltarWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
IcelandWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Israel and JerusalemWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
New ZealandWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)Will move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
SingaporeWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaWill move to green from the amber list at 4am, 17 May. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.

Read more on the Government update: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england