An MTI reporter wrote that under a British government decree, a color-coded system similar to traffic lights from May 17 will determine which countries can enter England without the current mandatory ten-day quarantine.
This is a partial easing of the current system, where people living in England can also travel to green tier countries for tourism purposes from 17 May and do not have to go into quarantine after their return.
Current regulations ban overseas travel from all parts of Britain, except for a few compelling reasons. The stated goal of the travel ban is to prevent the entry of coronavirus infections, especially new variants.
Under the new colour-coded licensing system, UK authorities classify each country into green, yellow and red categories, primarily taking into account population vaccination, infection rates and the spread of each variant of the coronavirus.
Green categories should also be tested
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said at a press conference in Downing Street that each classification is under constant review by the British government, and the green category countries will also remain on the watch list. There will be a significant deterioration in the epidemiological situation of the Green List countries, with the British government reclassifying these countries to one of the strictest categories without hesitation.
At the moment, Portugal, Israel, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland, Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe Islands, the South Atlantic, South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands, as well as the islands Saint Ilona, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension have been added to the list.
The administration confirms in its information that a coronavirus test must also be taken no later than 72 hours before departure and no later than two days after arrival in the UK, and if the coronavirus screening test is positive, they must be isolated for a ten-day march as if they are from the yellow category countries
The travel form must also be completed
Additionally, arrivals from green tier countries must continue to fill out an online form called the Passenger Locator Form prior to their departure. In addition to these many other numbers, the traveler must have been reported in the 10 days prior to his departure to countries from which the UK government has banned entry due to the spread of novel coronavirus variants.
In the new system, effective from May 17, the yellow category is the group of the most populous countries. At the moment, the British government includes Hungary, with the exception of Portugal, all other member states of the European Union, including Spain, Greece and Italy, which are among the most popular holiday destinations for British tourists.
Ten days of quarantine and tests await the Hungarians
Arrivals from yellow countries must continue to quarantine for ten days, take one virus test before departure and two virus tests on arrival, and order the kits for each of the screening tests in England to request a UK address online before they leave. They also need to fill out a passenger locator form.
Returnees must pay for the quarantine hotel فندق
Of the red category countries, only British and Irish nationals or foreigners with a residence permit in Great Britain can enter, but upon arrival they must complete a mandatory ten-day quarantine at a government-designated guarded hotel.
This quarantine costs £1,750 (£725,000) per participant and must be paid by passengers. This amount includes the cost of accommodation, the cost of the flight to the hotel, and the cost of mandatory coronavirus screening on the second and eighth day, respectively.
MTI wrote that the countries on the red list include Turkey, India, Brazil and Seychelles, among others.