UK Immigration News Alert - 30 Nov 2021

UK reintroduces Red List for travellers from certain countries


If you arrived in England between midday 26 November and 4am 28 November and have been in any of the below listed countries in the previous 10 days, you must quarantine at home, or at alternative appropriate accommodation:

  • South Africa

  • Botswana

  • Eswatini

  • Lesotho

  • Namibia

  • Zimbabwe

Quarantine applies to you and your household, or whoever you are staying with.


NHS Test and Trace services will contact you to issue your free COVID-19 PCR tests to be taken on day 2 and day 8.


If you arrived in England from any of these countries after 4am 28 November, you must follow standard red list rules. This means you must quarantine in a managed hotel, and take 2 COVID-19 tests.


Full details of the requirements can be found on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories

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