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.
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 list||Green watchlist – moves from or to amber or red list|
|Australia||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.|
|Brunei||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.|
|Falkland Islands||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.|
|Israel and Jerusalem|
|Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)|
|South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands|
|St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha|
Read more on the Government update: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england