We have had more good news in England regarding travel. The previous “red”, “amber” and “green” traffic light system is being dismissed to be replaced by a more simple, “red (no go)” and “green (go)” list approach.
This new approach is an exciting update for those hoping to come to the conference as it opens the possibility of travel to London for many nations that would have, otherwise, been unable to attend.
The key things to check before you travel are:
- What list are you on? – To travel to England from abroad, you must first check what list your country is on after the 4th of October 2021. This will determine whether you can travel to the UK or not. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england
- Are you vaccinated? – The rules for fully vaccinated people travelling to England state that anybody travelling from a green list country, after the 4th of October, must have had 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 or Taiwan.
If you don’t meet the criteria for fully vaccinated people travelling to England, it doesn’t mean you are not able to travel to England at all, it just means you have to follow slightly different rules and isolate for 10 days on your arrival in England.
- What do you need to travel? – If you are travelling as a fully vaccinated traveller, you will need to ensure you have verification of your country of residence, i.e. your passport and additionally, verification of your vaccination status. Countries have different verification methods for vaccination status, so check where you can get yours.
If you are travelling under the rules for non-vaccinated people, you need to ensure you have arranged the necessary PCR tests and that you have arranged accommodation for your 10 day isolation period.
Overall, the UK is in a good place, and it is fantastic that we can open up to so many more nations around the world. It comes as good news to us here at IR Global as we hope more of you will now look forward to joining us at our annual conference in London, this October.
You can find out more about the conference and book your ticket here.