Papua New Guinea Listed in UK’s Amber List

 2,306 total views,  2 views today

The UK has rated countries based on their COVID risk level in accordance with their travel review. The ratings are Green, Amber and Red and each rating has specific rules those intending to travel to UK must follow prior and/or upon arrival. The ratings can be summarized as Green – low risk, Amber – medium risk and Red – high risk.

Based on the recent listings, many popular destinations remain on the Amber List, including mainland Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, France and Cyprus. Interestingly, Papua New Guinea is also in that list.

Let’s take a look at the ratings and rules.

Red list countries and territories

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated.

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book a quarantine hotel package, including 2 COVID-19 tests
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests
Red listUpcoming changes to the red list
Afghanistan 
Angola 
Argentina 
Bahrain 
Bangladesh 
Bolivia 
Botswana 
Brazil 
Burundi 
Cape Verde 
Chile 
Colombia 
Congo (Democratic Republic) 
Costa Rica 
Dominican RepublicWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Ecuador 
Egypt 
EritreaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Eswatini 
Ethiopia 
French Guiana 
Guyana 
HaitiWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
India 
Kenya 
Lesotho 
Malawi 
Maldives 
MongoliaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Mozambique 
Namibia 
Nepal 
Oman 
Pakistan 
Panama 
Paraguay 
Peru 
Philippines 
Qatar 
Rwanda 
Seychelles 
Somalia 
South Africa 
Sri Lanka 
Sudan 
Suriname 
Tanzania 
Trinidad and Tobago 
TunisiaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Turkey 
UgandaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) 
Uruguay 
Venezuela 
Zambia 
Zimbabwe

You do not need to take a COVID-19 test or quarantine on arrival in England if you are travelling within the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, (the Common Travel Area), and you have not been outside of the Common Travel Area in the previous 10 days.

Amber list countries and territories

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.
You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the amber list to the red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.

Amber listUpcoming changes to the amber list
Akrotiri and Dhekelia 
Albania 
Algeria 
Andorra 
AnguillaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Antigua and BarbudaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Armenia 
Aruba 
Austria 
Azerbaijan 
The Bahamas 
BarbadosWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Belarus 
Belgium 
Belize 
Benin 
BermudaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Bhutan 
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 
Bosnia and Herzegovina 
British Antarctic TerritoryWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
British Indian Ocean TerritoryWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
British Virgin IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Bulgaria 
Burkina Faso 
Cambodia 
Cameroon 
Canada 
Cayman IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Central African Republic 
Chad 
China 
Comoros 
Congo 
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue 
Côte d’Ivoire 
Croatia 
Cuba 
Curaçao 
Cyprus 
Czech Republic (Czechia) 
Denmark 
Djibouti 
DominicaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Dominican RepublicWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
El Salvador 
Equatorial Guinea 
EritreaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Estonia 
Fiji 
Finland 
France 
French Polynesia 
Gabon 
The Gambia 
Georgia 
Germany 
Ghana 
Greece (including islands) 
Greenland 
GrenadaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Guadeloupe 
Guatemala 
Guinea 
Guinea-Bissau 
HaitiWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Honduras 
Hong Kong 
Hungary 
Indonesia 
Iran 
Iraq 
Italy 
Jamaica 
Japan 
Jordan 
Kazakhstan 
Kiribati 
Kosovo 
Kuwait 
Kyrgyzstan 
Laos 
Latvia 
Lebanon 
Liberia 
Libya 
Liechtenstein 
Lithuania 
Luxembourg 
Macao 
Madagascar 
Malaysia 
Mali 
MaltaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Marshall Islands 
Martinique 
Mauritania 
Mauritius 
Mayotte 
Mexico 
Micronesia 
Moldova 
Monaco 
MongoliaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Montenegro 
MontserratWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Morocco 
Myanmar (Burma) 
Nauru 
Netherlands 
New Caledonia 
Nicaragua 
Niger 
Nigeria 
North Korea 
North Macedonia 
Norway 
The Occupied Palestinian Territories 
Palau 
Papua New Guinea 
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Poland 
Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)Madeira will move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England from Madeira before then, you need to follow the amber list rules. Mainland Portugal and the Azores will stay on the amber list.
Réunion 
Romania 
Russia 
Samoa 
San Marino 
Sao Tome and Principe 
Saudi Arabia 
Senegal 
Serbia 
Sierra Leone 
Slovakia 
Slovenia 
Solomon Islands 
South Korea 
South Sudan 
Spain (including the Balearics and Canary Islands)The Balearic islands will move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England from the Balearics before then, you need to follow the amber list rules. Mainland Spain and the Canary Islands will stay on the amber list.
St Kitts and Nevis 
St Lucia 
St Maarten 
St Martin and St Barthélemy 
St Pierre and Miquelon 
St Vincent and the Grenadines 
Sweden 
Switzerland 
Syria 
Taiwan 
Tajikistan 
Thailand 
Timor-Leste 
Togo 
Tonga 
TunisiaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Turkmenistan 
Turks and Caicos IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Tuvalu 
UgandaWill move to the red list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Ukraine 
United States (USA) 
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu 
Vietnam 
Wallis and Futuna 
Western Sahara 
Yemen 

The amber list is not exhaustive. If a country or territory is not on this list, you should not assume that it is a green or red list country or territory. Countries and territories are only green or red if they appear on the green or red list.

Green list countries and territories

You must only have been in or travelled through a green list country or the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the previous 10 days.

Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England

  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.
  • Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.
  • You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
  • You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the amber list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, and have not visited a country on the red list, you must follow the amber list rules.

If conditions change in a country or territory, it can be moved from the green list to the amber or red list. If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.

Green listGreen watchlist and upcoming changes to the green list
AnguillaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Antigua and BarbudaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Australia 
Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca)Will move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules. Mainland Spain and the Canary Islands will stay on the amber list.
BarbadosWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
BermudaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
British Antarctic TerritoryWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
British Indian Ocean TerritoryWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
British Virgin IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Brunei 
Cayman IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
DominicaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Falkland Islands 
Faroe Islands 
Gibraltar 
GrenadaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Iceland 
Israel and JerusalemGreen watchlist – at risk of moving from green to amber.
MadeiraWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules. Mainland Portugal and the Azores will stay on the amber list.
MaltaWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
MontserratWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
New Zealand 
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.
Singapore 
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 
Turks and Caicos IslandsWill move to the green list 4am, Wednesday 30 June. If you arrive in England before then, you need to follow the amber list rules.

Transit stops in amber or red list countries

The rules of a country or territory that you make a transit stop in could apply if:

  • new passengers get on and are able to mix with you
  • you or other passengers get off the transport you are on and mix with other people, then get on again

Making a transit stop would not affect what you have to do on arrival in England if, during the stop:

  • no new passengers, who are able to mix with you, get on
  • no-one on-board gets off and mixes with people outside
  • passengers get off but do not get back on.

Comments

comments