Foreign holidays grew to become authorized once more in Britain on 17 May, with countries assigned a color of pink, amber or inexperienced and given restrictions to match beneath a visitors gentle system.
The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, introduced the locations that may be initially designated inexperienced and pink in early May, with the remainder of the world falling into the “amber” class.
Since then, there have been two “reviews” to the lists: one on 3 June, and the newest one on 24 June.
Madeira, Malta and the Balearic Islands had been among the many 16 locations added to the quarantine-free inexperienced list in the newest reshuffle.
The 56 “red list” countries, in the meantime, are deemed probably the most excessive danger on the subject of coronavirus, and include the tightest guidelines to match: travellers arriving to the UK from these countries should pay to spend 11 nights in a quarantine lodge and take two PCR assessments.
According to Mr Shapps, pink list countries are “those which should not be visited except in the most extreme of circumstances”.
The 27 “green list” countries have the lightest restrictions on entry again into the UK, with no quarantine imposed and travellers merely required to take one PCR take a look at inside two days of arrival.
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“Amber list” countries – which embrace the US and most of Europe – require arrivals to self-isolate at residence for 10 days and pay for 2 PCR assessments, one on day two and one on day eight.
All travellers should present proof of a adverse Covid take a look at – PCR, speedy antigen or lateral movement – earlier than departure to the UK.
However, from 19 July, absolutely vaccinated British adults and people aged beneath 18 will not must quarantine when coming back from an amber list nation. The restrictions for these travellers would be the identical as these for inexperienced list arrivals to the UK: a pre-departure lateral movement take a look at, plus the gold normal day two PCR take a look at.
Popular vacation locations within the amber class embrace Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece.
Here are the countries which are presently amber (this list isn’t exhaustive; in case your vacation spot isn’t on the inexperienced or pink list, it must be labeled as amber):