Green list countries: All of the holiday destinations open on UK travel list

THE government is set to announce new updates to the travel traffic light system on Thursday.

It’s expected that sun-starved Brits will finally get the green light for travel to a slew of sunshine isles, a move which would enable quarantine-free holidays.

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Green list countries are the only ones allowed for holidays right now
Holidaymakers might soon be able to jet off to Malta or Madeira and avoid quarantining when they get back

Here is the full list of destinations which are not on the travel ban list.

Which countries are on the green list?

Ahead of the government delivering latest advice on the traffic light system for overseas travel, there are 11 countries and territories on the UK’s green list.

The Transport Secretary has suggested more holiday spots could be added to the list of quarantine-free destinations in the announcement on June 24.

All of the countries on the green list are:

During the last review, Portugal was removed from the green list, just weeks after it was added.

Assessments are based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a population that has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants, and access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.

Only green countries don't require a quarantine
Only green countries don’t require a quarantine – though these current rules could be set to change

What are the green list travel rules?

Anyone coming back to Britain from a green list destination will need to have two Covid tests.

This includes a pre-arrival Covid test, and also a test on day two of returning to the UK.

Quarantine or additional testing is not needed upon return, unless the post-arrival test is positive.

Brits should still check the entry requirements of green list countries as the agreement for quarantine-free restrictions is not reciprocal.

While Australia and New Zealand are both on the list, they both remain closed to the UK while other destinations require a mandatory quarantine on arrival.

Only Gibraltar is open to Brits without restrictions.

Amber countries require a mandatory 10-day quarantine at home as well as a Covid test on day two and eight.

Red countries will have to isolate for 10-days at a quarantine hotel, costing £1,750 per person.

There is no guarantee more countries will be added to the list – and there is every chance some may be taken off.

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