Latest Covid Updates 11th October

Latest covid updates 11th October

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At last, we have turned a corner and our travel list changes from Monday 11th will make such a difference to everyone who would like to come to the UK to study.

We are so excited that 47 countries have now been removed form the Red List, leaving a red list of only 7 countries Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Venezuela.

Passengers arriving from all other countries need to quarantine in their accommodation for ten days unless they meet the conditions to be exempt from quarantine.

Expanded quarantine free travel

37 new countries will be added to the UK’s approved vaccine programme list. This will benefit all students under 18 years old from these countries, and any adults who are fully vaccinated with a UK-approved vaccine.

The additional countries with recognised vaccination programmes are; Albania, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Egypt, Ghana, Georgia, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Maldives, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Serbia, South Africa, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Thailand, The Philippines, Turkey, Ukraine and Vietnam.

All under 18s travelling from a country on the approved vaccine programme list are exempt from quarantine.

Unfortunately, not all vaccinated adults from these countries are eligible to avoid quarantine. Passengers must also be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine. For UK travel purposes, a passenger is considered ‘fully vaccinated’ if:

  • They have had a complete course of the Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca, Moderna or Janssen vaccines, or a combination of these, at least 15 days before arrival AND
  • They received their vaccine in one of the 87 countries on the list of approved vaccination programmes.

Passengers who are exempt from quarantine also have reduced Covid test requirements. Before travel, they just need to book a Covid test for day two after arrival, and they need to complete the UK passenger locator form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask our team here at LanguageUk

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