However, what we do know so far is that some countries are currently totally off-limits: the red list countries, which the government has defined as particularly high-risk for new and emerging strains or coronavirus. What are the red list countries? Rumours have circulated that France may be added to the UK's list of red list countries due to an increase of cases and a fresh lockdown, but they remain only rumours as of Thursday 1 April. Only UK citizens and residents will be allowed to enter after returning from a red list country; anyone else will be refused entry at the border. What’s the government said about the red list travel ban?