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October 2021 Travel Restrictions Update

Peak fall travel season is here. Many travelers are looking to see the fall colors across the United States, take a short trip with the children for a fall break, or maybe even squeeze an international trip during shoulder season. Here are the latest travel restrictions you should know about for October 2021.

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COVID-19: UK’s travel rules have changed – which countries are on the red list and what else is there to know? | Travel News

New rules for travel have come into force – and they are set to remain in place until the New Year.

The new system is designed to make holidays easier and cheaper.

What has changed?

Traffic light system

The old traffic light system of red, amber and green countries has been replaced with just a red list and a “rest of the world category”.

People who are fully vaccinated will not need to take a pre-departure test before they arrive back in England from anywhere in the “rest of the world” category.

And from 24 October, the PCR test taken

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Covid: Amber list scrapped as travel rules simplified

And those arriving from red list countries, including Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa, must quarantine for 10 days in a government-approved hotel, at a cost of £2,285 for one adult. Only UK or Irish nationals, or UK residents, are allowed to enter the UK if they have been in a red country in the previous 10 days.

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Qatar Ends ‘Amber’ Designation for Entry

Qatar has simplified its Covid-19 entry rules, removing some requirements for travelers from the U.S. and other countries, the country’s tourism press office announced.

Like the United Kingdom, Qatar has eliminated its “amber” designation, in which the United States was included, and now only has “green” and “red” designations. The U.S. now is among the 188 countries designated as green, meaning fully vaccinated travelers are exempt from quarantine and need only provide a negative PCR Covid-19 test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Fully vaccinated visitors from red countries, in addition to the pre-travel test, are required to undergo

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Canada air and rail passengers will soon need to be fully vaccinated in order to travel

Published on October 6th, 2021 at 12:47pm EDT



The Canadian government will soon require travellers to be fully vaccinated in order to travel from Canadian airports and on trains.

The first phase of the new measures will begin on October 30, according to the Canadian government. All travellers age 12 and up who are taking federally-regulated modes of transportation will have to be vaccinated in order to board.

That includes all domestic and international flights departing from Canadian airports, rail passengers on VIA Rail

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European Travellers Want More Details on Removal of the US Travel Ban

Half a month since the United States administration announced that it would abolish the travel ban on vaccinated travellers from 33 world countries, including here the 26 Schengen Area countries, Ireland and the United Kingdom, little is known about the way the ban will be removed.

Though when announcing the decision, the US govt noted that only vaccinated travellers would be eligible to enter, while those not vaccinated would still be banned, there are tens of questions that remain unanswered, even after over two weeks.

For example, while the White House said that the entry ban would be removed in

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UK relaxes travel restrictions for Nigerians, others

Eligible fully vaccinated passengers travelling to the United Kingdom (UK) from countries not on the red list will no longer need to complete a Pre-Departure Test (PDT), a day 8 test, or enter a 10-day self-isolation period.

This is according to the new simplified travel rules published on the UK’s official website on Monday.

The new rules, which took effect from Monday, 4 October , indicate that countries around the world have been categorised as either red or the rest of the world list, replacing the green and amber lists.

“From 4am today (Monday 4 October 2021), the UK’s new

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COVID-19: Travel advice lifted for 32 destinations – and travel insurance will cover them again | UK News

Advice not to travel to 32 countries and territories due to COVID has been lifted by the government – meaning insurance firms will again cover them.

Fiji, The Gambia, Malaysia and Bangladesh are among the countries and territories the Foreign Office will no longer be advising against all but essential travel to.

This means that travel insurance will again cover people travelling to those destinations as many companies use that advice as a reference point to exclude cover.

However, it does not mean all those countries and territories are allowing international travellers in, so those planning a visit should check

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Travel Advice changes made for over 30 countries and territories

Advisories against all but essential travel lifted making travel to destinations across the globe more straightforward.

  • advice against all but essential travel removed for 32 countries and territories
  • travellers able to get insurance for more destinations
  • changes are a boost for businesses and families

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has lifted its advice against all but essential travel for over 30 countries and territories. The change means people will be able to travel to a larger number of destinations with greater ease.

The update comes as part of a simplified system for international travel which has

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Coronavirus travel advice eased for 32 countries

There are still many countries the UK doesn’t yet recognise vaccination certificates from and travellers have to be vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, Janssen or AstraZeneca or must self isolate on arrival. As many countries used other vaccines on their populations, there’s a danger that access to the UK could become split.

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