THE Foreign Office has lifted the advice warning against travel to more than 50 countries, following the reduction of the current red list.
Insurance firms will now cover travel to the countries, and tour operators can resume selling holidays to the destinations.
The Foreign Office will lift their advisory against all but essential travel from today to:
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Western Sahara
From October 11, the travel advisory will be lifted for the following countries:
- Cape Verde
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Costa Rica, Cuba
- Myanmar (Burma)
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- Trinidad and Tobago
The Foreign Office lifted the advice against 32 countries earlier this week, which included Fiji, Malaysia and Bangladesh.
While many of the countries were taken off the red list, including Mexico and Thailand, the Foreign Office advice was not removed.
The removal of the travel warning is another boost for holidaymakers, who can now start booking trips abroad again.
The UK's travel rules were given a huge shake-up this week which included scrapping the green and amber lists.
The red list was also heavily reduced yesterday, and now includes just seven countries which Brits must still pay for a quarantine hotel when returning from them.
Pre-arrival tests have been ditched for vaccinated Brits while the day two PCR tests are to be replaced by day two lateral flow tests, saving families hundreds.
Under the new scheme fully jabbed sun seekers will be able to get a quick and easy lateral flow kit on their second day back home.
They will be allowed to take a photo of it as proof rather than having to take the test over Zoom or in person.
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