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What does the UK's "Traffic Light System" for travel mean and what do I have to do?

As of October 4th, the government has changed the current traffic light system which classifies international travel destinations based on Covid-19 risks. The rules for international travel to England have changed from the red, amber, green traffic light system to a single red list of countries and simplified travel measures for arrivals from the rest of the world.


What do the different categories of the UK’s ‘Traffic Light System’ for travel mean?

  • Red: You must pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests upon return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). You will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.
  • Rest of the world (unvaccinated): You will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test, and two PCR tests on return to the UK (Day 2 & Day 8). Optionally you can take a test on Day 5 (Test to Release) to leave quarantine early.
  • Rest of the world (vaccinated): You will not need to quarantine on return, and you do not need to take a pre-departure test. You are required to take a PCR test on or before Day 2 of your return to the UK.


How will the government decide which countries go on the red list?

Countries are assigned to the red lists, based on a range of Covid-19 health metrics, which include figures on population vaccination, infection rates and prevalence of variants. The red light category indicates a high level of risk in a given destination and the associated tests and quarantine periods required. Lists are reassessed every three weeks, to account for changes in each country’s COVID-19 situation.

Before you travel to England you must
On arrival in England you must
Red List
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book a quarantine hotel package (including 2 COVID-19 tests)
  • Quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests
Amber Plus List
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 travel tests (to be taken after arrival in England)
  • Quarantine at home/place you are staying for 10 days
  • Take a COVID-19 test on/before Day 2 and on/after Day 8
  • You may be able to end quarantine early through ‘Test to Release’
Amber List
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book Day 2 and Day 8 COVID-19 travel tests (to be taken after arrival in England)
  • Please note that individuals vaccinated in the UK, EU, or USA are exempt from quarantine but must still take a pre-departure test and Day 2 PCR test on return to the UK.
  • Quarantine at home/place you are staying for 10 days
  • Take a COVID-19 test on/before Day 2 and on/after Day 8
  • You may be able to end quarantine early through ‘Test to Release’
Green List
  • Complete a passenger locator form
  • Take a COVID-19 test
  • Book a Day 2 COVID-19 test
  • Take a COVID-19 test on/before Day 2 after you arrive
  • You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
What vaccination programmes are recognised in the UK?

The UK continues to recognise vaccination programmes from the UK, EU, and USA. As of October 4, the UK recognises vaccination certificates with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines from a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Formulations of the 4 listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.

You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you will be able to mix 2 different types of vaccine, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna. You are also allowed to have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example Australia and Japan, UK and USA, EU and Canada.

What does the test do and how accurate is it?

An Antigen test looks for viral surface proteins of the virus. It will confirm if you currently have the virus. It will not confirm whether you have had it and have developed an immune response - there are other tests available for that (see our antibody test). It’s a faster and cheaper alternative to a PCR test and has an accuracy of 98%.

How is the test taken?

A nose swab sample is taken by one of our healthcare professionals at one of our clinics in London, Watford, Manchester and Newcastle.

Where can I get a test?

You can book an Antigen test online for any of our clinics in London, Watford, Manchester and Newcastle. At each clinic we have healthcare professionals who administer your tests.

How quickly can I get results back?

Antigen test results are delivered by 22:00 on the same day you take your test. All test samples are analysed 7 days a week and you’ll get your results as soon as they’re released.

What format do I receive my results in and what information is shown on the certificate?

Your test results will be sent to you securely by text and email including a PDF you can download. Your certificate will show your full name, date of birth, passport number (optional), date and time of test, and issue date. It will also be signed by our Medical Director, Dr. Jeremy Harris GMC: 3076541.

What are the possible results of my antigen test?

Negative: You do not have any evidence of an active COVID-19 infection.

Positive: The virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected on your swab. You will need to self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with government guidance.

Unclear: On rare occasions, it might not be possible to say if you had the virus when your test was done. In the event of this happening, you’ll need to come in again for a retest. We offer all retests free of charge.

What type of antigen test do you use?

We use Wuhan EasyDiagnosis Biomedicine Co., Ltd COVID-19 Antigen tests.

Why should I take an antigen test?

Antigen tests are helpful in screening for mild, asymptomatic or acute patients for the identification of a COVID-19 infection.

Does an antigen test include a Fit to Fly certificate and is an antigen test suitable for travel?

An antigen test does not include a Fit to Fly Certificate. You need to book an Antigen Fit to Fly test instead. Antigen tests are not suitable for all travel destinations. Some countries require a PCR Fit to Fly test instead.

Is an antigen test safe for children?

Yes, children of any age can take an antigen test but we require children under the age of 18 to have parental consent.

Why should I have my test with Corona Test Centre?

We are the UK’s most trusted coronavirus testing facility with more 5-star reviews than any other provider. 99% of test results are delivered on time for passengers wishing to travel.


We have facilities across the UK and offer 1,000s of appointments everyday, including Sundays. Our UK based call centre is open 7 days a week and our laboratory tests 7 days a week to ensure you get your results on time. 


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