There are more holiday options for Brits opening up as the remaining seven countries on the UK's red list are being moved to the 'rest of the world' list. This means that travellers returning to the UK will no longer be required to stay in mandatory quarantine hotels, with costs from £2,285 per adult.

From 4am on November 1, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama and Venezuela will all be removed from the red list.

This means there will be no countries on the red list - but that doesn't mean others couldn't be added in future if the Covid situation changes.

Rules for returning to the UK will depend on a traveller's vaccination status under the latest UK travel rules. Fully vaccinated arrivals in England will simply need to take a PCR or lateral flow test on day two. Those who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated will need to fill out a pre-departure form, self-isolate for 10 days and take PCR tests on days two and eight.

However, just because a country is taken off the UK's red list doesn't automatically mean it's open to Brits, as every country has its own entry rules although there are an increasing number of countries opening to UK travellers.

It's also worth noting that whether you can travel will also depend on the Foreign Office travel advice. This takes into account a number of factors, not just the Covid situation. If the Foreign Office (or FCDO as it's also known) advises against travel, this could invalidate your travel insurance amongst other factors.

Peru has been taken off the red list (


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At the time of writing, the FCDO hasn't yet updated its advice to allow for non-essential travel - historically, it has only done so once a country is 'officially' off the red list, so in this case it's likely to occur from November 1.

We take a look at what the rules are for the latest seven countries removed from the red list below.

Colombia: The Foreign Office advises against travel to a number of regions in Colombia "for security reasons". Anyone travelling to Colombia will be required to fill out a pre-travel form.

Dominican Republic: Open to Brits who can show proof of vaccination, or a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours before arrival.

Ecuador: The Foreign Office advises against non-essential travel to the majority of Ecuador, and against travel to the rest, for reasons unrelated to Covid.

Haiti: The Foreign Office advises against non-essential travel to Haiti "due to the volatile security situation".

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Panama: You can visit if you are fully vaccinated. If you're not vaccinated you'll need to proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival, and quarantine for the first three days of arrival in Panama (this can be at a home or approved hotel).

Peru: All passengers to Peru must have proof of a negative PCR test result within 72 hours before flight departure.

Venezuela: The Foreign Office advises against non-essential travel to the majority of Venezuela, and against travel to the rest, for reasons unrelated to Covid.

Travel rules and restrictions can change quickly during the pandemic. Before booking any trip you should always check the latest Foreign Office advice.

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