Is the US on the green list? Latest travel advice following government announcement

THE US remains off the UK’s green list, despite hopes it would open up to Brits following the government announcement.

Here is everything you need to know about your holiday to the US this summer.

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A holiday to the US can't go ahead just yet


A holiday to the US can’t go ahead just yetCredit: Alamy

Is the US on the green list?

The US remains off the UK’s green list, and is still on the amber list.

This means Brits would need the following when returning to the UK:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

However, while travelling to amber list destinations is not banned, the UK government warn against it.

Boris Johnson previously said: “It is not somewhere you should be going on holiday, let me be very clear about that.”

The US reported 16,974 new cases yesterday, and have given 50 per cent of the population their first vaccine dose – just behind the UK’s 58 per cent.

The US has not been placed on the green list


The US has not been placed on the green listCredit: Getty – Contributor
Only green countries don't require a quarantine


Only green countries don’t require a quarantine

What are the travel restrictions for the US?

Brits are currently banned from travelling to the US, due to their UK travel ban.

While the US lowered the travel warning against the UK from its highest ‘Do Not Travel’ list last month to Level Three, it is still closed to Brits.

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Since 16 March 2020, Brits have not been allowed to travel to the US from the UK, unless they are are US citizens, permanent residents or specified close family members.

It was hoped that an agreement could take place between the UK and the US at the G7 summit next week to allow vaccinated people to travel between the two countries although US officials have said this is unlikely.

Despite this, airlines are already preparing to relaunch transatlantic flights between the UK and the US.


Here is the full list of countries on the green list, amber list and red list right now.

Portugal has also been added to the amber list, despite only being included on the green list weeks ago.

More countries are expected to be added to the red list too, including Egypt and Sri Lanka.

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