When is the next UK green list travel update?
A new green list travel announcement is due today, allowing Brits to plan for their foreign holidays.
The green list is part of the UK’s traffic light scheme allowing holidays to go ahead with few restrictions for British travellers – here is the latest.
Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest updatesThe next travel update is expected to take place later this afternoon[/caption]
When is the next green list travel announcement?
The next travel update is expected to take place later this afternoon.
The last review of the list was on June 3.
There is no guarantee more countries will be added to the list – and there is every chance some may be taken off.
Which countries are expected to be added to the green list?
It is expected that Malta and Madeira will be added to the green list, with hopes for the Balearic Islands too.
There are currently 11 countries and territories which have been put on the green list for England, after Portugal was removed from the list on June 3.It is expected that Malta and Madeira will be added to the green list, with hopes for the Balearic Islands too[/caption]
Which countries are currently on the green list?
Portugal was removed from the list at the last review, bringing the green list down to 11.
- Israel and Jerusalem
- Brunei Darussalam
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- New Zealand
- Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
While New Zealand and Australia are on the list – they have their own entry requirements and are unlikely to let in tourists at the moment.
What is the government’s criteria for green list countries?
Factors taken into account for green list countries include the number of people vaccinated and Covid infection rates.
Variants of concern and the ability of countries to identify them are also being taken into account.
The green rating means travellers do not have to quarantine when they return to the UK, making planning a trip easier this summer.
The UAE is home to over 120,000 British citizens who work and live in the Emirates, and over 5,000 British businesses, with over 1.2million Brits visiting each year.
coronavirus travel advice
Mansoor Abulhoul, Ambassador to the UK, said: “We have the second-fastest vaccination rate, one of the world’s most intensive testing systems, and are combating the spread of concerning variants by restricting entry from high-risk countries.
“We are disappointed by this outcome and hope the UAE’s status will be reconsidered at the next opportunity.
“Summer is a key season for Emiratis and the hundreds of thousands of Britons living in the UAE to visit the UK.
“We hope to re-connect the families and friends separated by the pandemic as well as resume the vital trade and tourism links between our countries.”
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