BREAKING: 7 places move to green and 2 countries go red

Wat Arun and cruise ship in night ,Bangkok city ,Thailand

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Today’s update brought quite a few surprises compared to what had been predicted. The changes take effect from Monday 30 August at 4am.

Spain avoided the red list again but travellers are still being asked to get a PCR rather than a Lateral flow test for their return to England test before flying home. 

Green list and green watch list additions

american airlines business-class-777-300ER

New Green list additions:

  • Canada
  • Switzerland
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Lithuania
  • Lichtenstein
  • The Azores

If you arrive back before Monday 30 August at 4am you will still have to abide by amber rules.


Red list additions

phuket beach

Two more countries will go turn from amber to red at 4am on Monday 30 August. If you don’t land before that time you will have to do hotel quarantine.

  • Thailand
  • Montenegro

No countries were removed from the red list despite several being predicted to.


8 Comments on "BREAKING: 7 places move to green and 2 countries go red"

  1. There is a very simple solution to this travel list nonsense. Everybody stop travelling, full stop. This will force the airlines to confront this nonsense head-on. If you go along with this nonsense, it will never end. It will just get worse and worse. Guaranteed. Stop complying, and all this nonsense will quickly collapse. Short-term pain for long-term gain.

  2. On Timatic it still says lateral flow is accepted for return to U.K. from Spain. My daughter is already in Spain with her lateral flow kit to return home. We just booked lateral flows in Spain for 72 hours before return to U.K. this is a blow but I cannot see when the change came in.

  3. gordon chalker | 27 August 2021 at 7:56 am |

    I agree, but You will never get people in their masses to stop flying especially after not being able to holiday for so long. It’s just going to be a suck it and see approach. I’ve had many cancellations over the past year or so which is frustrating. Some people don’t care about flying or Holidays but the majority of people do.

  4. Found out about Thailand moving to red while 41000 feet over Russia. Now in Phuket for one night before getting home Sunday morning. To say I’m unimpressed is a tad of an understatement.

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