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
|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: Tue 11 May 2021
|Destination||Traffic Light||Accepting UK travellers?||Comments|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||TBC||No|
|Ecuador & Galapagos||Red||Yes|
|Israel and Palestinian Territories||Green||No|
|Italy||Amber||No||Expected to go Green by end of June|
|Norway||TBC||No||Expected to go Green by end of June|
|Papua New Guinea||Amber||No|
|Poland||Amber||No||Expected to go Green by end of June|
|Portugal||Green||No||Expected to go Green by end of June|
|Spain||Amber||No||Expected to go Green by end of June|
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.
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