England

Changes to the travel red list and recognised proof of vaccination list from 4am on 11 October

47 countries and territories were removed from the red list. 37 new countries and territories have been added to the list of countries with recognised proof of full vaccination for travel to England.

New rules for international travel 

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.

Autumn and winter plan 2021 

The government has set out its COVID-19 autumn and winter plan.

First dose vaccinations for young people 

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Northern Ireland

New rules for international travel 

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.

First dose vaccinations for young people 

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Latest regulations 

Since 10 September up to 15 people can meet in a person’s home, dancing is allowed at weddings and civil partnerships, and rules for bars and restaurants have been eased. Find out what you can and cannot do in Northern Ireland on nidirect.

Scotland 

New Rules for International Travel 

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.

Vaccine certification required for late night venues and large events 

From 1 October, you will need to show proof that you’re fully vaccinated using either the NHS Scotland COVID Status appa paper copy of your vaccination record, or proof that you’re exempt, to enter late night venues and large events. Find out more on GOV.SCOT.

First dose vaccinations for young people 

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

No current protection levels 

To keep each other safe, there remain a number of principles and some legal requirements you should follow. Read the latest coronavirus guidance for Scotland on GOV.SCOT.

Wales

New rules for international travel 

The traffic light system for travel no longer applies. Instead, there is a single red list and the rest of the world. If you’re travelling to the UK from a non-red list country or territory and are eligible under fully vaccinated rules, you only need to take a test on day 2 after you arrive.

NHS COVID Pass required for nightclubs and large events 

From 11 October, you’ll need to show proof that you are fully vaccinated or have a recent negative rapid lateral flow test using NHS COVID Pass to attend nightclubs and large events. Find out more on GOV.WALES.

First dose vaccinations for young people

All young people aged 12 to 15 will soon be offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Most restrictions have been lifted. You still need to wear a face covering in many places including public transport. Read the latest coronavirus guidance for Wales on GOV.WALES.