Canada is one of seven countries that will be moved to the UK’s
green list from next Monday, meaning that travellers from the country will no
longer need to quarantine on their arrival in the UK, regardless of their
Travellers will still need to take pre-departure and a test two days after arrival and also complete a passenger locator form.
The other countries added to the green list as of 4am on Monday 30 August are Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the Azores.
The move to add Canada has been welcomed by the industry who predict the country will soon open its borders to vaccinated UK travellers.
Andrew Crawley, American Express Global Business Travel’s chief commercial
officer, said: “With Canada expected to
open its borders to fully vaccinated UK travelers in early September, today’s
addition of Canada to the green list is a strong step forward for the safe
return of bilateral transatlantic travel.
“The US now remains the sole obstacle to the full return of commerce
across one of the busiest trade routes in the world. It’s time for the Biden administration to lift 212(f) and take a
data-driven, science-based approach to reopening international travel. The
global economy can’t afford to wait.”
From the same time and date, Montenegro and Thailand will move to the UK’s red list. Travellers from these countries will be required to stay in a quarantine hotel on arrival.