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From 17 May 2021 the ‘Stay in the UK’ regulation ceased and international travel was allowed to restart, governed by a new traffic light system.

Given the virus is still spreading in many parts of the world, the public are recommended against travel to amber and red countries, and instead should only travel to countries on the green list.

Reopening international travel while maintaining checks of health measures for every passenger at the border means queues are inevitable. We understand that queues are frustrating but undertaking proper checks is the right thing to do to reduce the chances of a new variant of the virus entering the country.

We have updated the guidance on GOV.UK setting out the requirements of all passengers. We will continue to promote messages on how to prepare for travel via all our usual channels. You should check the GOV.UK travel abroad page to help plan your journeys.


Government Traffic Light System