However, the red list countries have existed from some time now, and are a list of destinations the government has defined as particularly high-risk for new and emerging strains or coronavirus. What are the red list countries? What the latest post-lockdown rules meanWhat happens when you travel to the UK from a ‘red list’ country? On Friday 26 March, Northern Ireland announced that it would introduce the same red list country and quarantine hotel rules. What’s the government said about the red list travel ban?