Omicron Variant and Travel Red List

The UK’s travel red list – South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, Zimbabwe and Namibia Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Angola

Anyone who has returned from those areas in the past 10 days should take a PCR – regardless of whether they have booked or used a lateral flow device, and regardless of its result. UKHSA is actively following up with these individuals.

Those returning from any of these places before 4am on Sunday 28th November must take an NHS PCR on day 2 and day 8 – they must self-isolate for 10 days at home along with their households.

  • After 4am Sunday, residents of UK and Ireland returning will have to stay in Managed Quarantine Services.
  • Non-UK and Irish residents i.e. people who are not normally resident within the UK or Ireland regardless of nationality, who have been in these countries in the previous 10 days will be refused entry into England.

For more information, please visit: GOV: Travel Red List