UK Traffic Light System Explained

In the complex world of travel post-Covid, we explain the relevance of the traffic light system below. 

The following is a guide to the traffic light system which the UK government is imposing on travel from certain destinations. Further below, you can see a table showing which countries are currently accepting UK visitors and what their traffic light status is. Please also see below links to some partners who are offering preferential rates for Covid testing. For information about travel insurance and Covid, visit our Travel Insurance page.

UK Traffic Light System

Measure Green (or Amber double vaccinated) Amber (not double vaccinated) Red
Passenger Locator Form ✔ Yes ✔ Yes ✔ Yes
Pre-departure test before arriving in UK ✔ Yes ✔ Yes ✔ Yes
Quarantine managed at hotel ✘ No ✘ No ✔ Yes
Self Isolation ✘ No 10 days 10 days
Test to release ✘ No ✔ Yes, on day 5 ✘ No
PCR Testing Before or on day 2 since arrival in the UK Before or on day 2 since arrival in the UK Before or on day 2 since arrival in the UK
Additional PCR Testing ✘ No On day 8 On day 8

Entry requirements for Wild Frontiers countries

Please see below the list of Wild Frontiers countries we offer tours in, whether they are accepting UK visitors and their current traffic light status. Last updated: 27 September 2021

Destination Traffic Light Accepting UK travellers? Comments
Afghanistan > Red Yes
Albania > Amber Yes
Algeria > Amber No
Antarctica > Red No
Argentina > Red No
Armenia > Amber Yes
Azerbaijan > Amber Yes
Belarus > Amber Yes
Bhutan > Amber No
Benin > Amber Yes
Bolivia > Red No
Borneo > Amber Yes
Bosnia & Herzegovina > Amber Yes
Botswana > Red No
Bulgaria > Green No
Burundi > Red No
Cambodia > Amber No
Chile > Red No
China > Amber No
Colombia > Red Yes
Congo (DRC) > Red Yes
Costa Rica > Red Yes
Ecuador & Galapagos > Red Yes
Egypt > Amber Yes
El Salvador > Amber Yes
Eritrea > Red No
Ethiopia > Red No
Finland > Green Yes Only open to those with double vaccinations
Georgia > Red Yes
Greece > Amber Yes
Guatemala > Amber Yes Accepting double-vaccinated visitors
Honduras > Amber Yes
Iceland > Green Yes Accepting double-vaccinated visitors
India > Amber No
Indonesia > Red No
Iran > Amber No
Israel and Palestinian Territories > Green No
Italy > Amber Yes
Japan > Amber No
Jordan > Amber Yes
Kazakhstan > Amber No
Kenya > Amber No
Kosovo > Amber Yes
Kyrgyzstan > Amber Yes
Laos > Amber No
Lebanon > Amber Yes Accepting double-vaccinated visitors
Madagascar > Amber No
Mexico > Red Yes
Moldova > Amber Yes
Mongolia > Red No
Montenegro > Yes
Morocco > Amber Yes
Myanmar > Red No
Namibia > Red Yes
Nepal > Amber No
Nicaragua > Amber Yes
North Macedonia > Amber Yes
Norway > Green No
Oman > Amber Yes
Pakistan > Amber Yes
Papua New Guinea > Amber No
Peru > Red Yes
Poland > Amber Yes Only open to those with double vaccinations
Portugal > Amber Yes Accepting double-vaccinated visitors
Romania > Green Yes Only accepting double vaccinated UK tourists
Russia > Amber No
Rwanda > Red No
Saudi Arabia > Amber Yes Only open to those with double vaccinations
Serbia > Amber Yes
Slovakia > Green No
Spain > Amber Yes
Sri Lanka > Amber Yes
Sudan > Red No
Sweden > Amber No
Tajikistan > Amber No
Tanzania > Red No
Thailand > Amber No
Togo > Amber No
Tunisia > Red Yes Accepting double-vaccinated visitors
Turkey > Amber Yes
Turkmenistan > Amber No
Ukraine > Amber Yes
United States> Amber No
Uzbekistan > Amber Yes
Vietnam > Amber No

Helping you with COVID-19 Testing

To assist Wild Frontiers clients with the tests required for departing and re-entering the UK from a Green, Amber or Red Zoned Country we have put together a list of suppliers who can provide you with the necessary PCR tests.

Some of the providers below are giving Wild Frontiers clients, with a confirmed tour booking, a discount for using their services. The details of these discounts will be included in your confirmation/final documents.


Diamond Air

Nomad Travel Clinics

CHB Medical

The Department of Health and Social Care have also created a more in depth list of providers who meet the minimum standards for Test to Release for International arrivals and/or Day 2 and Day 8 testing for International arrivals.

List of Providers: International Travel & Test to Release