Dozens of long-haul destinations have opened up to British holidaymakers as the UK’s red list was reduced to just seven countries.
Arrivals from 47 countries will no longer need to quarantine for 11 nights upon arrival back in England, while the Foreign, Commonwealth and and Development Office (FCDO) lifted advice against non-essential travel to a further 42 countries and territories.
Currently there are now just seven countries on the UK’s red list, which are Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
Yet many countries and holiday destinations do not want UK travellers to visit, with some placing complete bans or restrictions on arrivals from the UK, reports BirminghamLive.
Countries which ban UK travellers
Bulgaria – Bulgaria has announced that the UK is now on its own red list.
Luxembourg – No non-essential travel permitted.
Russia – Blanket ban on foreign travellers.
Slovakia – No non-essential travel permitted.
Sweden – Brits must give proof of negative test and be exempt from their travel ban.
The United States – however from November, UK travellers can enter the US provided they are fully vaccinated and can show proof of a negative test no older than 87 hours before departure.
Argentina – Ban on foreign travellers.
Brazil – Ban on UK travellers.
Chile – Ban on foreign travellers.
Guatemala – Ban on UK travellers.
Honduras – Ban on UK travellers.
Suriname – Closed borders.
Bhutan – Ban on foreign travellers.
Brunei – Severe restrictions – only accepting people for essential reasons.
Cambodia – Visa policy suspended.
China – Ban on UK travellers.
Hong Kong – Ban on UK travellers.
Indonesia – On the red list.
Japan – Short-team visits allowed only – and only for exceptional circumstances.
Kazakhstan – Ban on foreign travellers.
Laos – No visas for UK.
Iran – Ban on foreign travellers.
Kuwait – Ban on foreign travellers.
Malaysia – Ban on foreign travellers.
Mongolia – Ban on foreign travellers.
Myanmar – Ban on foreign travellers.
Qatar – Qatar requires you to get prior approval to enter country.
Singapore – Pre-travel permission needed from Singapore government.
South Korea – Visas suspended.
Taiwan – Ban on tourists or social travelling.
Thailand – Special permission needed from Thai government.
Turkmenistan Entry to Turkmenistan is prohibited for tourists.
Vietnam – Vietnam is not open for tourism.
Algeria – No flights.
Benin – No travel unless ‘extreme necessity’.
Cameroon – Borders tightly restricted.
Madagascar – No overseas travel.
Niger – Only nationals allowed.
New Zealand – Closed borders.
Australia – Only citizens can travel, and their immediate family members.
Fiji – Flights grounded.
Nauru – non-essential travel to Nauru.
Pitcairn Islands – The borders are closed.