Sumary of Travel news – live: Green list update expected today as Simon Calder answers your holiday questions:
- Simon Calder, The Independent’s travel correspondent, spoke to readers this afternoon about the possible movements on the UK’s green, red and amber lists, in an online event ahead of the next travel rules update.
- Some experts have predicted Jamaica could move from the amber to the red list in this week’s review of the travel traffic light system.
- In his live Q&A with Independent readers, Simon Calder gave Turkey a ‘50/50 chance’ of going amber in this week’s review.
- Lucy Thackray25 August 2021 14:411629895982Coming back from red list countriesWhen asked whether it is possible to avoid red list quarantine by travelling via another country, Simon Calder said it is – if you stay in an amber or green-rated country for enough time, you lose your “red list” status.
- The UK’s Passenger Locator Form asks if you have been in a red list country over the past 10 days but nothing about the previous weeks, our travel correspondent said.
- ”Lucy Thackray25 August 2021 13:531629894949Most countries don’t need Covid tests to enter, Simon Calder saysSimon Calder has reminded travellers it is not a blanket rule that travellers need a Covid test to leave the UK. “There is so much nonsense online,” he said.