The Balearic Islands, Malta, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira and Barbados are among the many locations added to the inexperienced record for travellers from the UK.
Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed individuals coming into the UK from these locations is not going to should quarantine from 04:00 on Tuesday.
Shapps additionally confirmed there have been plans to permit quarantine-free journey from amber record international locations for individuals who had been absolutely vaccinated.
Nonetheless, the prospect of European holidays may face one other hurdle after German chancellor, Angela Merkel, earlier prompt all EU international locations ought to make British travellers quarantine on arrival to gradual the unfold of the Delta variant.
Additionally added to the inexperienced record are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Balearic Islands (which embody Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera), Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat and Turks & Caicos Islands.
The complete record might be seen right here.
Following the information, Javier Piñanes, director of the Spanish Vacationer Workplace, stated: “We’re delighted that the Balearic Islands has been added to the UK’s inexperienced record for journey that means that British travellers will be capable to go to the archipelago with out the requirement of quarantine on their return to the UK.
“This improvement illustrates the wonderful progress that has been made within the archipelago relating to Covid-19 and is a step ahead for each the Spanish and British journey industries.
“We hope that the remainder of Spain will probably be added to the record very quickly in order that British residents can as soon as once more take pleasure in their holidays in Spain and/or be reunited with kin.”
Six locations have additionally been added to the purple record in the present day – Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Haiti, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda.
These travelling to the UK from these international locations might want to quarantine in a lodge for ten days on arrival.
The division for transport stated it was supposed that later in the summertime arrivals who had been absolutely vaccinated wouldn’t should quarantine when travelling from amber record international locations.
Officers stated this transformation was anticipated to happen in phases, beginning with UK residents.
The division additionally stated it supposed to take away the steering that folks mustn’t journey to amber international locations, and it could take scientific recommendation on whether or not common testing may present a secure various to quarantine for youngsters accompanied by vaccinated adults.
Shapps added: “We’re transferring ahead with efforts to soundly reopen worldwide journey this summer time, and because of the success of our vaccination programme, we are actually in a position to take into account eradicating the quarantine interval for fully-vaccinated UK arrivals from amber international locations – exhibiting an actual signal of progress.”
Rory Boland, Which? Journey editor, stated: “The addition of extra vacation locations to the inexperienced record will probably be welcomed by holidaymakers and trade alike, however travellers nonetheless have to be extraordinarily cautious about reserving journeys this summer time, even to inexperienced record locations.
“Nations might be downgraded shortly and with little warning, as we noticed with Portugal, whereas a number of European international locations have launched quarantine necessities for UK residents.”
He added: “Restrictions round worldwide journey are altering frequently and once they do, the price to holidaymakers is important.
“Most suppliers is not going to pay refunds if a rustic is moved from inexperienced to amber, and ‘free’ amendments are sometimes something however, with many firms requiring important discover of any modifications and bookings for brand spanking new dates normally costing lots of of kilos.
“Journey insurance coverage can also be unlikely to pay out in these circumstances.
“It is just advisable to guide if you’ll be able to do 14 days quarantine, might be versatile about vacation spot and dates, and guide with a supplier that ensures refunds within the occasion of visitors mild modifications or quarantine necessities.”