CARICOM states have established a “Travel Bubble” that makes it easier for travellers to move between nation-to-nation, but although the agreement goes in effect September 18, the Federation has indicated it has decided not to open its borders on that date.
Haiti and the Dominican Republic are among seven countries that will remain on the United Kingdom’s Red List. The other countries are Panama, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador.
Forty-seven countries, including Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, Guyana and Suriname, will be removed from the Red List from Monday, October 11, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office announced.
UPDATE: From Monday (11th Oct) 📅 I’ll be cutting 47 destinations from our red list – including South Africa, with just 7 countries and territories remaining ⚠️ – all others will be included in the “rest of world” category 🌐 [1/3]
They will join the rest of the Caribbean on the Rest of the World List. Fully vaccinated travellers to and from those countries will now be able to enter the UK without quarantine. Vaccines that are recognised by the UK are Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen.
Other passengers who are not fully vaccinated with an authorised vaccine returning from a non-red destination must still take a pre-departure test, a day two and day eight test and complete 10 days self-isolation, with the option of Test to Release on day five.
Trinidad & Tobago is off the Red list as of 11 October. Great news for all our tourists, families, students and both our economies! ✈️ https://t.co/PUQDuhm8eY
The new travel rules come as the UK simplifies its controversial Traffic Lights system to screen travellers from countries the UK Government considers high-risk for COVID-19.
Arrivals from Red List countries are required to pay for 10 days of hotel quarantine and take two PCR tests.