Foreigh travel is allowed, but people must follow different rules about testing and quarantine according to the traffic light status of their destination country.
Supporting you as you travel around the world
In response to your feedback about being able to indicate that you have an invisible disability in other languages, we are introducing Sunflower cards in the language most commonly used in each country on the green list (if it is not English).
And to help where the Sunflower is not widely recognised, we are also including 5 cards in the same language as the card ordered that explain the purpose of the Sunflower is as well as a clear plastic wallet to hold them all and clip onto your lanyard. So, whether your invisible disability is sight loss or a hearing loss, not being able to stand for long periods of time or needing urgent access to toilet facilities, use the cards to help you get the support, assistance or just that little more time when you need it.
And also, don't forget that we have launched in Australia and New Zealand with our partner Bayley House! All the main airports in Australia and New Zealand have adopted the Sunflower as well as a number of organisations in sports, entertainment and museums.
The Sunflower continues to be adopted by airports around the world so that passengers have the confidence to travel independently, knowing that they get support, assistance or a little more time when they need it without having to disclose their invisible disability. Click here to find out which airports recognise the Sunflower.
Click here to view all the international Sunflower cards here:
The green list is made up of a small number of destinations. You do not need to quarantine if you have been to a green-list country.
The vast majority of countries are on the amber list. From 19 July, adults in England who are fully vaccinated in the UK will no longer have to quarantine for 10 days on return from amber-list countries.
They will have to prove they were vaccinated at least 14 days previously, via the NHS Covid Pass (on the NHS app) or an NHS Covid Pass letter. Under-18s will also no longer have to self-isolate. Children aged 10 and under will not have to take a test before departure for England, but will have to take a test on day two. Those aged four and under will not need to take any tests.
Anyone who has not been fully jabbed under the UK vaccination programme will still have to quarantine on return from an amber list country, and take tests on day two and day eight.
All the information below was sourced from Department for Transport and was updated on 19 July 2021. We will continue to update this page as new information is released but you can also check for more up-to-date information from the UK Government website here.
Red list: Hotel-quarantine for 10 days (11 nights at a cost of £1,750) & pre-departure test, plus PCR tests on return to England on day 2 and 8
Amber list: Different rules for adults who are fully vaccinated to not fully vaccinated and under 18's. Information above
Green list: No need to quarantine, pre-departure Covid-19 test & PCR test on return to England on or before day 2
Green list:Holidaymakers are not welcome in all of these destinations, such as Australia and New Zealand which are closed to international travel. Check with your travel provider for latest updates. You can also refer to the UK Government advice on foreign travel here
- From 19 July you may travel to these destinations
- Different rules apply for fully vaccinated or non vaccinated adults and the under 18's.
- Anyone who tests positive for Covid or has symptoms will still need to isolate for 10 days
- You should not travel to these countries or territories for leisure purposes