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As travel restrictions in the UK and internationally start to lift, the Government has begun listing travel destinations as either Green, Amber or Red. Each list has it’s own set of requirements that arrivals to the UK from those countries must adhere to. Here we take a look at the requirements for Green List countries.
What is the Green List?
The Green List is a list of countries that have the least amount of requirements for testing on arrival from to the UK. The lists is subject to a formal review at least every 3 weeks. As such, countries may be added or removed according to the latest COVID-19 data. Countries on the Green List are considered suitable for recreational travel and holidays.
What are the UK entry requirements for arrivals from Green List countries?
Arrivals from Green List countries are required to complete a Day 2 test to identify any potential infection on your journey to the UK. Order your Day 2 only test with Nomad and we’ll send a simple self-test kit that you can do at home and send to our lab with the included return priority postage and COVID Priority post boxes.
Do I need to quarantine on arrival from Green List countries?
Arrivals from Green List countries are not required to quarantine or self-isolate. However, you are required to complete a Day 2 test to identify any potential infection on your journey to the UK from your Green List destination.
Are NHS Covid tests accepted for Travel?
Passengers must not use NHS COVID-19 testing services for the purpose of travel. They must use approved private test providers like Nomad.
Where can I get COVID-19 tests for travel to/from Green List countries?
Nomad offer a range of COVID-19 tests for travel, designed to cover the current and ever changing requirements for international travel.
If you are travelling to/from a Green List country, Nomad provides Day 2 Only testing and a Green List Test Bundle that includes your Day 2 test plus a pre-travel PCR test that your destination country may require – and saves you £50 when ordered together. Check out our range of COVID-19 tests for travel or contact us if you need guidance on which tests are required for your upcoming trip to a Green List destination.