Only one region in England to stay a green travel zone

JUST one English region is to remain as a ‘green’ travel zone from Saturday, with 44 moving into the most severe category.

A map illustrating the amber, red and green regions of England. Picture: Government of Jersey (29491630)
A map illustrating the amber, red and green regions of England. Picture: Government of Jersey (29491630)

With half-term coming to an end this weekend, only Torridge in north Devon will remain categorised as a green risk zone – meaning travellers only have to isolate until receiving a negative result from the test on arrival.

Passengers coming into the Island who have stayed overnight in an amber zone for at least one night in the previous 14 have to quarantine for a minimum of five days and receive two negative test results.

Those coming from a red zone will be tested on arrival, but must isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.

Arun, the Isle of Wight and Folkestone and Hythe will be moved into the amber category having previously been green. A further 44 regions – including transport hub Southampton – are shifting from amber to red.

It means that of the 316 English regions, 271 will now be red.

Meanwhile, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be entirely red. Only five Scottish regions – Highland, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, the Orkney Islands and the Shetlands – will be green while there are no green travel zones in Wales.

There are just four areas of France not in the red category, two in Italy while only one green region remains in Germany.

All other jurisdictions are counted as a whole.

Under Jersey’s Covid travel restrictions, areas with an average of fewer than 50 cases per 100,000 population for the previous week are classed as green, between 50 and 120 cases leads to an amber rating and anything over 120 cases per 100,000 is classified as red.

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