Latest amber and red list countries as Portugal removed from green list

No new countries will be added to the green list after a review of the Government’s traffic light system.

Meanwhile seven countries were added to the UK’s red list.

Arrivals from Egypt, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Bahrain, Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago and Afghanistan will now be required to complete hotel quarantine at a cost of £1,750 per person.

It means the red list will increase from 43 to 50 countries.

Many holidaymakers in Portugal face a scramble for flights home before the changes are introduced at 4am on Tuesday.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the decision to move Portugal to the amber list was based on rising case numbers and concern about the Nepal mutation of the Indian variant.

It is thought that this mutation could evade vaccines.

Amber List vs Red List

People travelling from a red list country must quarantine for 10 days at a hotel upon their return at a cost of £1,750. Those returning from amber list countries face 10 days of self-isolation at home.

Anyone who is not a UK or Irish resident or a British citizen will be banned from entering Britain if they have been to a red list country in the previous 10 days.

Hotel quarantine red list countries

Here is the full list of 50 red list countries:

Afghanistan

Bangladesh

Cape Verde

Costa Rica

Democratic Republic of the Congo

French Guiana

Mozambique

The Maldives

Philippines

Seychelles

South Africa

Trinidad and Tobago

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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What countries are on the amber list?

Here is the full list of amber list countries:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Antigua and Barbuda

Azerbaijan

The Bahamas

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Burkina Faso

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Cook Islands

Cote d’Ivoire

Czech Republic

Dominican Republic

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

French Polynesia

The Gambia

Greece, including islands

Guadeloupe

Guinea-Bissau

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Madagascar

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Micronesia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Netherlands

New Caledonia

North Korea

North Macedonia

The Occupied Palestinian Territories

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Sierra Leone

Solomon Islands

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain, including the Balearics and Canary Islands

St Kitts and Nevis

St Martin and St Barthelemy

St Vincent and the Grenadines

Switzerland

Tajikistan

Timor-Leste

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

United States

Uzbekistan

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

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