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Amber List Scrapped!

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Yesterday (Oct 4th) the UK government updated their ‘traffic light” system for people entering and returning to the UK. This now has been replaced with a much simplier sysyem comprising of a Red list and ROW (rest of world). Those countries not on the Red list are considered Green as there is no more an Amber list. Yes the Amber list has been scrapped!

This is welcome news to the travel industry providing a clearer picture of where passengers can travel to. Spain along with Gran Canaria are now viewed as Green for travel. However, for those returning from a Red List country, the rules are the same.

This means that travel from Gran Canaria is very much simplified for people who have been fully vaccinated.

For those fully vaccinated when arriving back in to the UK, they are no longer required to take a pre-departure PCR test before boarding the plane. 

Also the PCR -Day 2 test eventually will be replaced with a cheaper lateral-flow test, possibly by the end of October. However the Scottish Government have not agreed at this stage to replace the Day 2 PCR test in Scotland due to significant concerns at the impact on public health.

For more information on Covid-19 protocol at Gran Canaria airport see the page “Covid-19 – What you need to know when travelling to and from Gran Canaria Airport”.

Either way a welcome return to the road to normality!


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