Travel Traffic Light System for Travel: Green, Amber, and Red List Countries


What is the Travel Traffic Light System?

Travel Traffic Light System is used to determine a country that is which is listed on Green, Amber, and Red list countries. Each color has different rules and restrictions for Covid-19 testing and quarantine. Countries and Islands will be assigned colors based on their Covid-19 health metrics, including the infection rates and vaccinations.

Traffic light systems also categorize the countries’ restrictions required for travel, it is to protect the locals from other international COVID-19 new variant.

  • GREEN:

    Arrivals will need to take a pre-departure test as well as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on or before day 2 of their arrival back into England – but will not need to quarantine on return (unless they receive a positive result) or take any additional tests, halving the cost of tests on their return from holiday.

  • AMBER:

    Arrivals will need to quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a pre-departure test, and a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 with the option for Test to Release on day 5 to end self-isolation early.

  • RED:

    Arrivals will be subject to restrictions currently in place for ‘red list’ countries which include a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and PCR testing on day 2 and 8.


Reference: BBC News

Take note that other countries have different travel policies from your country origin, even the government lists a country for the green list category, it is up to them if we are allowed to enter that country. Countries have also their requirements for testing upon arrival.


Green Countries

  1. Malta
  2. Caribbean
  3. USA
  4. Israel
  5. Portugal
  6. Gibraltar
  7. United Arab Emirates

Amber Countries

  1. Spain
  2. Denmark
  3. Greece
  4. Cyprus
  5. Turkey

Red Countries

  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Brazil
  5. South Africa
  6. Philippines
  7. Pakistan
  8. Qatar
  9. India
  10. Kenya

More Information from CN Traveller: List of Red Countries

Reference: CN Traveller


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