Are you looking for a green holiday destination? With the ever-changing information about vaccines, border closures, and flight routes, it can be difficult to know where to go and what to expect. Fortunately, the UK government has created a “green list” of travel destinations that are considered safest for travel to and from. At the moment, this list includes Israel, Iceland, Malta, Madeira, and the Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca, and Menorca). In addition to these destinations, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Croatia, Bermuda, and Cayman Islands are also on the green list.
However, Tim White identified Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Croatia, Iceland, Israel and Madeira as potential candidates to be removed from the green list. Therefore, it is important to stay up-to-date with the latest travel advice before booking a trip. If you are looking for a Mediterranean getaway, the island of Cyprus is an excellent choice. It is also worth noting that mainland Portugal and the Azores are on the amber list.
This means that if you are travelling from an amber list destination you must still be tested three days before returning home and the second day after returning. However, you will now be exempt from the day eight test. The UK government has recently added more countries to its green travel list. This means that more holiday destinations are now open to British travellers.
Under the new rules, fully vaccinated people travelling from amber list destinations must still be tested three days before returning home and the second day after returning. You can also change your booking to another date free of charge in other scenarios such as if your green destination is reclassified as a green or amber watchlist (this applies until the day before the start of your vacation). Additionally, if the area in which you live goes into local confinement when you arrive to travel you can also change your booking free of charge. It is important to remember that if the Foreign Commonwealth Office (FCDO) advises against travelling to a destination your travel insurance may not be valid unless you have taken out a specialized policy.
The Balearic Islands of Spain, Malta and Madeira were among the destinations added to the green list in the latest update to the UK's travel traffic light system. This means that you can visit these destinations without having to quarantine on your return from 30 June.