Starting today, October 11, the Philippines is no longer included in the travel "red list" of the United Kingdom, along with other nations.
In the latest travel advisory of the British government, they said that "from 4am on Monday, October 11, Philippines will no longer be on the red list for entering England," adding that they have cut a total of 47 countries from the said list.
Last April, the UK enforced a travel restriction on the country amid the surge in COVID-19 cases to prevent the spread of more contagious variants.
Furthermore, the British Embassy in Manila said in a separate statement that fully vaccinated travelers from the Philippines will not be mandated to stay at a quarantined hotel.
The embassy instructs travelers to book a COVID-19 test, take it on or before Day 2 of arrival, and complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before their arrival in the UK.
However, they clarified that even travelers who are not yet fully vaccinated are still permitted to go to the UK, but they are required to:
• Take a pre-departure COVID-19 test three days before arrival;
• Book and pay for COVID-19 tests ahead of the trip;
• Complete a passenger locator form in the 48 hours before arrival;
• Quarantine for ten days and take COVID-19 tests on or before Day 2 and on or after Day 8 after arrival.