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Green List Grows, Amber Concession Double Jab, Key Destinations Missing – Forbes Advisor UK

Barbados, Bermuda, Malta and the Spanish Balearic Islands (including Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera) are among the places that have been added to the UK’s ‘green’ list of countries and territories where no quarantine is in effect. is required for returning travelers. But major vacation destinations such as mainland Spain and the Canary Islands, Portugal, Greece and Turkey remain on the Orange List.

All additions to the green list – with the exception of Malta – will join the “green watch list”, as will Israel and Jerusalem, signaling that those countries are at risk of going from green to orange.

The government says it is working on a plan to allow those who have had the two Covid vaccines to return from Amber List countries without needing to go into quarantine.

The full list of Green List countries is below.

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Travelers returning to the UK from Green List countries do not need to enter quarantine if they provide a negative test (performed within three days of departure) on their return and another negative test two days after their return. They must also provide a passenger tracking form.

Those returning from an Amber List country are normally required to self-quarantine at home for 10 days, while those returning from a Red List country must self-quarantine at a government-sanctioned hotel. , at their expense, for 10 days.

However, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also said fully vaccinated UK residents will not have to self-isolate when they return from Amber List countries.. More details on this concession are expected in the coming days, with the change not expected to be implemented for several weeks.

Countries can be moved between the lists in the short term, as happened with Portugal in early June, when it went from green to orange. This left thousands of British holidaymakers scrambling to return to the UK before the quarantine deadline was imposed.

The lack of popular tourist hot spots on the Green List and the possibility of list changes over the coming weeks and months means that many potential vacationers will be wary of bookings. They will also need to take into account that countries may not allow UK travelers to enter, even if they are on the green list.

Anyone booking a stay is invited to check the general conditions set by their tour operator or airline regarding cancellation and reduction.

They should also make sure that they have travel insurance which provides coverage in the event that they or one of their parties contracts Covid-19 prior to departure, requiring cancellation. Covid-19 travel insurance can also cover additional costs incurred if the traveler becomes ill with the coronavirus abroad.

Green List Countries

The following countries are on the UK’s green list:

  • Anguila (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • Antigua and Barbuda (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • Australia
  • Balearic Islands (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • Barbados (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • Bermuda (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • British Antarctic Territory (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • British Virgin Islands (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • Dominica (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • the falkland islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Granada (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Maderia (from 4 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • Malta (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • Montserrat (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 30)
  • New Zealand
  • Pitcairn Islands (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30)
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (from 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 30).

Six countries – Eritrea, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda – have been added to the UK red list for travel.

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