Amber List Countries On UK Traffic Light System For Travel


The United Kingdom has adopted a travel light system for travel as part of the country’s measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. A country is on either a Red List, Amber List, or Green List depending on the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

If you have traveled to an Amber list country in the last 10 days before your arrival in England, you are to take a COVID-19 test 3-days before traveling to England, book and pay for COVID-19 tests to be taken after arrival in England, and also complete a passenger locater form. These apply to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. If you will be in England for less than 2 days you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test. You only need to take the test if you are still in England on day 2.

In addition to the above, fully vaccinated travelers are to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of their arrival in England. Vaccinated persons are not required to quarantine. Not all vaccines are recognized by the UK. Vaccines that are part of the UK vaccination program home and overseas, an approved vaccination program in Europe or the USA are recognized.

Persons who are not fully vaccinated or do not meet the fully vaccinated rules are to quarantine at home or in the place where there would be staying for 10 days even if they will be in England for less than 10 days. In addition to the quarantine rules, unvaccinated persons must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of their arrival in England.

Which countries are on the Amber list for UK?

The countries on the amber list for UK are:

Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Armenia
Aruba
Azerbaijan
The Bahamas
Bahrain
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
China
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Côte d’Ivoire
Curaçao
Cyprus
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Denmark
Djibouti
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Ghana
Greece (including islands)
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Honduras
Hungary
India
Iran
Iraq
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Morocco
Nauru
Netherlands
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Korea
North Macedonia
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Poland
Portugal (including the Azores)
Qatar
Russia
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Solomon Islands
South Korea
South Sudan
Spain, including the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)
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
Tajikistan
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United States (USA)
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vietnam
Wallis and Futuna
Western Sahara
Yemen

Note that the list is not exhaustive. If you don’t find a country on the amber and red lists, it doesn’t mean it’s a green list country.