The government’s new traffic light system is live, but there still seems to be plenty of confusion about the countries on each list. So we’re going to cut through the noise and bring you the definitive guide as to which countries appear on the new Red, Amber, and Green Lists.

We recently heard about how the further easing of the Coronavirus restrictions in the UK was going to affect travel. Travel Secretary Grant Shapps announced the government’s new traffic light system and we all waited eagerly to find out which countries would appear on the newly formatted Red, Amber and Green Lists.

However, it seems finding the information about which countries are red, amber and green hasn’t been quite as universally easy to access.

With this in mind, we thought we’d help cut through the noise and tell you which countries appear on each list.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been heading up the government's Global Travel Taskforce

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has been heading up the government’s Global Travel Taskforce


Green List

The shortest of the lists released by the government on Friday is made up of the countries you’re able to travel to without the need to quarantine.

Check out our traffic light system guide for all the details.

The Green List countries are:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Georgia
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena
  • Ascension Island
  • Tristan da Cunha

Amber List

Probably the least talked about list. The Amber List is reserved for countries which you can travel to but the government are advising against it. However, lots of travel companies are still offering flights.

Our guide to the traffic light system will tell you everything you need to know about travelling to countries on the Amber List.

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkino Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Djibuti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece (including islands)
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • 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
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • 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 Islands
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira)
  • Réunion
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • San Morino
  • 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)
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Martin and St Barthélemy
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen

Red List

Now we know where you can go and where they don’t want you to go. How about we bring you where you shouldn’t go.

Again, check out our traffic light system explanation for more info on what’s required for Red List countries.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia 
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Ecuador
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Egypt
  • French Guiana 
  • Guyana
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay 
  • Peru
  • Philippines 
  • Qatar
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe