Commonwealth Games 2022: The 72 nations and territories The Queen’s Baton Relay will travel through

The Queens Baton will travel through the 72 countries and territories that make up the Commonwealth over 269 days - see the full list here

<p>The Queens Baton for the Commonwealth Games 2022</p>

The Queens Baton for the Commonwealth Games 2022

Excitement is growing as a major step towards the Commonwealth Games 2022 is taken as The Queen’s Baton is revealed.

The relay will begin at Buckingham Palace after The Queen places her message inside on October 7.

The Baton will travel an epic international route covering all 72 Commonwealth nations and territories, spanning an impressive 269 days -  yet it will travel almost half the distance than the previous Gold Coast Queen’s Baton Relay in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint.

It will spend between two and four days in each nation or territory, covering approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres).

More than 7,500 Batonbearers trusted with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Baton on its journey

Over the course of the Relay, the Baton is set to spend Christmas Eve in the Seychelles, will bring in the New Year in the Maldives and plans to be in Jamaica over the Easter weekend.

Flying out from Birmingham Airport, the first stop on the Queen’s Baton Relay is Cyprus on 9 October, shortly followed by Malta.

Arriving in Africa on 16 October, the Baton will take in the rich cultures of all 19 Commonwealth countries on the continent, as well as a stop on the volcanic island of Saint Helena.

After three days in Pakistan, the Baton will spend New Year’s Day in the Maldives, before visiting Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and spending four days in India between 12-15 January 2022.

The Baton will journey across Southeast Asia, visiting Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam in January, and travelling to the Pacific Islands in February, including a visit to the smallest island in the Commonwealth, Nauru.

NewZealand will host the Baton on Commonwealth Day during a visit from 12 until 15 March, before four days in Australia (17-20 March), hosts of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The Baton will spend two months travelling around the Caribbean and Americas, including visits to The Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados, and reaching the islands of St. Kitts & Nevis and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.

From here, the Baton will spend four days in Canada, arriving on 26 May 2022, before visiting Gibraltar.

After stopping off at the Falkland Islands, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man in first three weeks of June, the Relay will have an extended duration of five days in Scotland, four in Northern Ireland, five in Wales and 25 days covering the length and breadth of England.

During each visit, nations and territories will host events and activities that showcase untold stories from Batonbearers, athletes, and young people who are striving for change in their community, as well as showcasing a project that addresses at least one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Queens Baton for the Commonwealth Games 2022

The global journey will conclude at the Birmingham 2022 Opening Ceremony where the final Batonbearer will return the Baton to Her Majesty The Queen.

Full schedule of the Queen’s Baton Relay international route:

Nation / Territory

Arrival date

1. Cyprus

9 October 2021

2. Malta

12 October 2021

3. Nigeria

16 October 2021

4. The Gambia

20 October 2021

5. Sierra Leone

23 October 2021

6. Ghana

26 October 2021

7. Cameroon

29 October 2021

8. Kenya

2 November 2021

9. Uganda

5 November 2021

10.  Rwanda

10 November 2021

11.  Tanzania

13 November 2021

12.  Malawi

17 November 2021

13.  Zambia

20 November 2021

14.  Mozambique

23 November 2021

15.  Mauritius

27 November 2021

16.  Botswana

30 November 2021

17.  St. Helena

5 December 2021

18.  South Africa

8 December 2021

19.  Namibia

14 December 2021

20.  Eswatini

17 December 2021

21.  Lesotho

20 December 2021

22.  Seychelles

23 December 2021

23.  Pakistan

27 December 2021

24.  Maldives

1 January 2022

25.  Sri Lanka

4 January 2022

26.  Bangladesh

7 January 2022

27.  India

12 January 2022

28.  Singapore

17 January 2022

29.  Malaysia

22 January 2022

30.  Brunei

26 January 2022

31.  Papua New Guinea

30 January 2022

32.  Solomon Islands

2 February 2022

33.  Nauru

5 February 2022

34.  Fiji

13 February 2022

35.  Samoa

16 February 2022

36.  Tonga

19 February 2022

37.  Vanuatu

22 February 2022

38.  Kiribati

25 February 2022

39.  Tuvalu

28 February 2022

40.  Niue

3 March 2022

41.  Cook Islands

6 March 2022

42.  Norfolk Island

9 March 2022

43.  New Zealand

12 March 2022

44.  Australia

17 March 2022

45.  Belize

23 March 2022

46.  Guyana

26 March 2022

47.  Grenada

30 March 2022

48.  The Bahamas

3 April 2022

49.  Turks & Caicos

7 April 2022

50.  Cayman Islands

12 April 2022

51.  Jamaica

15 April 2022

52.  Trinidad & Tobago

19 April 2022

53.  Barbados

23 April 2022

54.  Montserrat

26 April 2022

55.  Dominica

29 April 2022

56.  British Virgin Islands

3 May 2022

57.  St. Kitts & Nevis

6 May 2022

58.  Anguilla

9 May 2022

59.  Antigua & Barbuda

13 May 2022

60.  St. Lucia

16 May 2022

61.  St. Vincent & The Grenadines

19 May 2022

62.  Bermuda

22 May 2022

63.  Canada

26 May 2022

64.  Gibraltar

31 May 2022

65.  Falkland Islands

7 June 2022

66.  Jersey

10 June 2022

67.  Guernsey

13 June 2022

68.  Isle of Man

16 June 2022

69.  Scotland

18 June 2022

70.  Northern Ireland

24 June 2022

71.  Wales

29 June 2022

72.  England

4 July 2022

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