Britain’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office is relaxing travel advice for 51 countries to help them align with the government’s red list reduction announced yesterday.
Countries for which the government immediately lowers its advice against “all but essential travel” based on the current Covid-19 risk assessment are: Bahamas, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Martinique , Palau, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Western Sahara. .
As of Monday, when the red list only has seven countries, advice against all but essential travel will be downgraded to 42 other destinations, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines and South Africa. See below for the full list.
The change means that travelers visiting destinations are more likely to be covered by insurance policies, the majority of which are guided by official advice from the FCDO.
âThese updates make traveling abroad easier – boosting commerce, tourism and bringing friends and family together. I am delighted that the safe reopening of travel allows people to exercise their personal responsibility and visit more destinations around the world, âsaid Foreign Minister Liz Truss.
The latest change follows the relaxation of travel advice to 32 destinations announced earlier this week.
FCDO says it no longer advises against travel to countries not on the red list for Covid-19 reasons, except in exceptional circumstances such as if the local health system is overwhelmed.
From Monday, October 11, FCDO will lift its warning against all but essential travel to: Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guyana, Indonesia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Paraguay, Philippines, RÃ©union, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Zambia and Zimbabwe.