Green, Amber, Red – where can I travel right now…

Lockdown is easing within the UK. Travel is now back on the map but what is the traffic light system, how does it work and where can I go?

The new traffic light system is divided into green, amber and red which all have different rules and regulations on quarantine, testing and entry requirements.

As of May 17th 2021

Green:
A test is required up to 72 hours before returning to the UK
One PCR test on or before day two of arrival in England or Wales
No quarantine unless a test is positive.

The countries at time of this article are:

Portugal
Israel
Singapore
Australia
New Zealand
Brunei
Iceland
Gibraltar
Falkland Islands
Faroe Islands
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island

Amber:
One pre-departure test.
Quarantine at home for 10 days on arrival in England or Wales
PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine
Amber countries include:
Spain
Greece
France, and many more in Europe

Red:
One pre-departure test
On arrival, passengers must quarantine in a hotel for 10 days
PCR test required on days two and eight of quarantine
These countries include:
Maldives
Turkey
Nepal
Brazil
South Africa
India

For more information please visit the Government website

For medical oxygen users you will still require to plan in advance and the earlier the better to make sure your requirement for supplementary oxygen can be arranged, organised and agreed. The OxygenWorldwide team can take all your details and send a proposal over to you. Any queries when travelling with medical oxygen can be asked with our teams.

Contact our team here for your medical oxygen travel needs and up to date information. As we are aware the rules and regulations will change as well as the traffic light system and its countries within it.