Bangladesh has been removed from UK travel ‘Red List’

The UK is going to remove Bangladesh from travel ‘red list’ to ‘amber list’ from 4:00 am on 22 September 2021. It means Bangladesh will be a lower-risk country for travel to the UK and travellers from Bangladesh will no longer require 10-day quarantine at government-sanctioned hotel as part of COVID-19 safety measures from 22 September 2021. They will require to quarantine for 10 days at home or at their chosen place. This is excellent news for International students coming to study in the UK as they will be able to save a significant amount of money they would have otherwise paid for quarantine at a hotel


Rules for travellers from amber list countries


Before you travel to England

  • Take a COVI-19 test, you must take the test in the 3 days before you travel
  • Book a pay for COVID-19 tests which have to be taken after your arrival in England
  • Complete a passenger Locator form

You must do the above even if you are fully vaccinated.


After you arrive in England

Once you arrive in England, you must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of arrival. This applies if you were fully vaccinated under either:

  • the UK vaccination programme
  • the UK vaccine programme overseas
  • an approved vaccination programme in Europe or the USA - not all are recognised in England


It also applies if you are:

  • taking part in an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial in the UK or the USA
  • under 18 and resident in the UK, a UK Overseas Territory, the USA or one of the specified European countries


If you are not fully vaccinated

If you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules, on arrival in England you must do the following:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8


If you have been in a country or territory on the red list

If you have also been in or through a country or territory on the red list in the 10 days before you arrive in England, you must follow the red list rules.

For more information, please check Guidance: Red, amber, green lists: check the rules for travel to England from abroad.



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