Travel Traffic Light System – Return to the UK

Strict rules on testing and quarantine are in place based on the Traffic Light System as set out by the UK government classifying countries as Green, Amber or Red. You will need to follow different regulations, depending on which country you are returning from. Find out more about the Travel Traffic Light System Here.

 

The UK governments Travel Traffic Light System only relates to the inbound leg of your journey. That is the return to the United Kingdom requirements. You will need to check both your destination, and the United Kingdom’s test requirements to ensure you have all the required tests need for travel.

 

Please note, these are guidelines designed to assist you in understanding the test requirements, they are not intended to replace any UK government or international guidance. Please check all local and international government travel websites before purchasing your tests to ensure the correct tests are selected on checkout. 


Summary of Requirements for Green, Amber and Red Return to the UK

 
Green List Country
Amber List Country
Red List Country
Return to the UK Test Rapid Antigen Rapid Antigen Rapid Antigen
Passenger Locator Form Required Required Required
Quarantine Not Required 10 days at home 10 days at Hotel
PCR Testing On or before day 2 after return to the UK On or before day 2 and on day 8 after return to the UK On or before day 2 and on day 8 after return to the UK
Test-to-Release Not Required PCR on day 5 Not Allowed for Red List

List of Countries as per the UK Government website 

Last Updated: 15 July 2021

 

The list below has been updated to reflect the changes as indicated by the UK Government on 15 July 2021 to come into effect on 19 July 2021. Should you be travelling to these countries before Monday 19 July 2021, please ensure you abide by the destination’s current traffic light status. You can check the latest gov.uk list here

  

Green List

Amber List

 Red List

Anguilla Akrotiri and Dhekelia Afghanistan
Antigua and Barbuda  Albania Angola
Australia  Algeria Argentina
Barbados Andorra Bahrain
Bermuda Armenia Bangladesh
British Antarctic Territory  Aruba Bolivia
British Indian Ocean Territory) Austria Botswana
Brunei  Azerbaijan Brazil
Bulgaria (only as of 19 July 2021) Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) (as of 19 July 2021) Burundi
Cayman Islands Belarus Cape Verde
Croatia (only as of 19 July 2021) Belgium Chile
Dominica Belize Colombia
Falkland Islands Benin Congo (Democratic Republic)
Faroe Islands Bhutan Costa Rica
Gibraltar Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Cuba (as of 19 July 2021)
Grenada Bosnia and Herzegovina Dominican Republic
Hong Kong (only as of 19 July 2021) British Virgin Islands (as of 19 July 2021) Ecuador
Iceland Bulgaria Egypt
Madeira  Burkina Faso Eritrea 
Malta  Cambodia Eswatini
Montserrat Cameroon Ethiopia
New Zealand Canada French Guiana
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands Central African Republic Guyana
Singapore Chad Haiti 
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands China India
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Comoros Indonesia  (as of 19 July 2021)
Taiwan (only as of 19 July 2021) Congo Kenya
Turks and Caicos Islands  Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue Lesotho
  Côte d’Ivoire Malawi
  Croatia Maldives
  Curaçao Mongolia 
  Cyprus Mozambique
  Czech Republic (Czechia) Myanmar (Burma) (as of 19 July 2021)
  Denmark Namibia
  Djibouti Nepal
  El Salvador Oman
  Equatorial Guinea Pakistan
  Estonia Panama
  Fiji Paraguay
  Finland Peru
  France Philippines
  French Polynesia Qatar
  Gabon Rwanda
  Georgia Seychelles
  Germany Sierra Leone (as of 19 July 2021)
  Ghana Somalia
  Greece (including islands) South Africa
  Greenland Sri Lanka
  Guadeloupe Sudan
  Guatemala Suriname
  Guinea Tanzania
  Guinea-Bissau Trinidad and Tobago
  Honduras Tunisia 
  Hong Kong Turkey
  Hungary Uganda
  Iran United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  Iraq Uruguay
  Italy Venezuela
  Jamaica Zambia
  Japan Zimbabwe
  Jordan  
  Kazakhstan  
  Kiribati  
  Kosovo  
  Kuwait  
  Kyrgyzstan  
  Laos  
  Latvia  
  Lebanon  
  Liberia  
  Libya  
  Liechtenstein  
  Lithuania  
  Luxembourg  
  Macao  
  Madagascar  
  Malaysia  
  Mali  
  Marshall Islands  
  Martinique  
  Mauritania  
  Mauritius  
  Mayotte  
  Mexico  
  Micronesia  
  Moldova  
  Monaco  
  Montenegro  
  Morocco  
  Nauru  
  Netherlands  
  New Caledonia  
  Nicaragua  
  Niger  
  Nigeria  
  North Korea  
  North Macedonia  
  Norway  
  Palau  
  Papua New Guinea  
  Poland  
  Portugal (including the Azores)  
  Réunion  
  Romania  
  Russia  
  Samoa  
  San Marino  
  Sao Tome and Principe  
  Saudi Arabia  
  Senegal  
  Serbia  
  Slovakia  
  Slovenia  
  Solomon Islands  
  South Korea  
  South Sudan  
  Spain (Canary Islands)  
  Spain (Excluding Balearic Islands)  
  St Kitts and Nevis  
  St Lucia  
  St Maarten  
  St Martin and St Barthélemy  
  St Pierre and Miquelon  
  St Vincent and the Grenadines  
  Sweden  
  Switzerland  
  Syria  
  Taiwan  
  Tajikistan  
  Thailand  
  The Bahamas  
  The Gambia  
  The Occupied Palestinian Territories  
  Timor-Leste  
  Togo  
  Tonga  
  Turkmenistan  
  Tuvalu  
  Ukraine  
  United States (USA)  
  Uzbekistan  
  Vanuatu  
  Vietnam  
  Wallis and Futuna  
  Western Sahara  
  Yemen  

Please note, these are only guidelines to designed to assist you, they are not intended to replace any UK government or international guidance. Please check all local and international government travel websites before purchasing your tests to ensure the correct tests are selected on checkout. 

In accordance to the Terms set forth in the Terms of Use, Medical Assured Group trading as Breathe Assured is not liable for purchase of incorrect tests, the processing of test kits and samples, and rejection of test results by any government authorities. As the devices are for medical purposes, we are unable to accept returns and therefore cannot offer refunds.

Please order your test at least 5 business days before departure.