Dozens of countries ‘to be ditched from red list’

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Dozens of countries ‘to be ditched from red list’

Dozens of countries are set to be removed from the government’s “red list” in the coming days, according to reports.

Fifty-four countries on the list will be slashed to as few as nine this week, according to the Sunday Telegraph.

South Africa, Brazil, Mexico, Cape Verde and Indonesia are all expected to be opened up to quarantine-free travel in time for the October half-term break.

Currently those who return from red list countries are required to complete hotel quarantine for 10 days at a cost of £2,285 per person.

New rules making travel to the UK “easier and cheaper” come into force at 4am on Monday.

The UK’s traffic light system involving green, amber and red lists will be scrapped, with locations categorised as either on the red list or not.

Fully vaccinated residents – and unvaccinated under 18s – from more than 50 countries and territories will be able to enter the UK without needing to complete a pre-departure lateral flow test, take a day-eight post-arrival PCR test costing around £65, or self-isolate at home.

The latest travel review is expected to me made on Thursday.

The move is expected give the travel industry a huge boost after months of restrictions.

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