Traveling to the UK's Green List Destinations

The UK government's “green list” of travel is its selection of countries considered safest for travel to and from. With the spread of Covid-19 making it difficult to book holidays and international travel, the ever-changing information about vaccines, border closures and flight routes can be confusing for even the most informed travelers. Fortunately, the UK government has identified 43 destinations that are on the green list, meaning that travelers can visit these destinations without having to quarantine on their return from 30 June. The green list includes Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Madeira, Croatia, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Anguilla.

Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands have also been included in the list. The director of the Croatian National Tourist Office, Kristjan Staničić, described the destination as “the top of the safest and most desirable tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.” Returning travelers face the slightest restrictions on entry to the UK from green list destinations, regardless of vaccination status: only a lateral flow test before departure and a two-day PCR test after arrival, no need for quarantine if the results are negatives. Scots can travel to several green countries without needing to isolate themselves upon return, and completely punctured people coming from amber list destinations no longer need to quarantine. Green-listed destinations mean quarantine-free travel when non-essential international travel from England became legal on May 17. There are 36 territories on the green list, many of which currently do not allow British travelers to enter or are impossible to reach directly, so they need to travel through an amber country.

International destinations have been added to the green, amber and red lists based on Covid risks associated with travel to and from them. Regarding the degradation of countries from green to amber, Tim White identified Antigua & Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Croatia, Iceland, Israel and Madeira as potential candidates to be removed from the green list.

Chandra Klingerman
Chandra Klingerman

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