Red list – All 7 countries still on 'high risk' list after major travel changes

JUST SEVEN countries remain on the UK’s ‘high risk’ travel much to the delight of holiday hungry Brits.

It comes as the traffic light system has been scrapped with countries now either on the Rest of the World "open travel" list or the red list which bans travel.

Here we take a look at the countries which still remain on the dreaded red list after 47 countries were removed.

The full list of countries currently on the red list are:

  • Colombia
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Haiti
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Venezuela

Brits are advised against travelling to the destinations still on the list.

Most major airlines and tour operators unlikely to offer flights to the countries.

However, if holidaymakers still take a trip to any of these countries they must pay for a 10-day hotel quarantine package when returning to the UK.

The cost of a quarantine hotel stay increased in price last month, and now costs £2,285 per person, which includes the required Covid tests.

The price for a second adult sharing the hotel room costs £1,430 while kids cost £325.

Children under 5 can stay for free.

Travellers coming into England from the red list countries have to book a stay at a quarantine hotel through an online booking platform.

If passengers leave the quarantine hotel before their 10 days are up, they will be handed a £5,000 coronavirus fine, but this figure can increase up to £10,000.

The Foreign Office has also scrapped the non-essential travel warning against 32 countries this week, including to Fiji, Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Brits no longer need a pre-arrival Covid test when returning from a country abroad, and later this month, can take a lateral flow on day two instead of a PCR test.

An official date for the day two test rule change is yet to be given but ministers have confirmed they hope it will be in time for the October half term.

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