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The UK government has confirmed 47 countries and territories will be removed from its red list, making it easier for more people to travel abroad to a larger number of countries and territories.
The Foreign Office has lifted its advice against ‘all but essential’ travel to 32 countries. The change means people will be able to travel to a larger number of destinations with greater ease.
Offering sailings to explore remote locations around the British Isles, southern Scandinavia and Norway, the ship will be the only expedition vessel to offer no-fly sailings from the UK.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed the current traffic light system will be replaced by a single red list of countries and territories, with changes coming into effect on October 4th.
The travel sector in England has offered a warm welcome to a simplified system of restrictions unveiled by the government, arguing it will begin to rebuild confidence in the sector.
Turkey has been removed from the red list for travellers from the UK in an update to restrictions. Pakistan, Maldives, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Oman and Kenya were also moved to the amber list.
Both Qatar Airways and Emirates have welcomed a decision to add the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to the amber list for travellers to England.
AITO has launched a highly critical attack on the UK government over what it claims are persistent failings to help the travel sector in the country.
ABTA has written to Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for transport, outlining the actions still needed from government to open up travel to more destinations.
Arrivals from the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Russian Federation will now need to show a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed in their home country on arrival.