The Overseas Workplace is lifting restrictive COVID journey recommendation for an extra 51 international locations.
International locations which might be having the “all however important journey” recommendation lifted as we speak are former amber record nations reminiscent of Jamaica and the Bahamas.
A second stage will see ex-red record international locations having the recommendation eliminated on Monday, together with South Africa, Mexico and the Seychelles.
With the recommendation lifted, folks will be capable to get journey insurance coverage once more for these international locations as most insurers use it as a reference level to exclude cowl.
The transfer comes two days after 32 international locations, together with Fiji, Malaysia and Bangladesh, had the recommendation lifted as the federal government goals to simplify journey within the wake of the success of the vaccine rollout, higher understanding of the virus and improved public well being in these locations.
The recommendation was initially put in place as a result of COVID state of affairs in these international locations and was targeted on folks departing from the UK.
On Monday, the visitors mild system – associated to inbound journey to the UK – was dropped in favour of only one purple record.
The purple record was then lowered to simply seven international locations on Thursday, with 47 coming off the purple record from Monday.