Is Spain Going On The Green List?

Is Spain Going On The Green List

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Spain was one of the popular European destinations absent from the green list announced by the Government last week. The initial list includes just 12 countries, with Portugal, Israel, Australia and New Zealand among those making the cut. Most of the world will start on the amber list when foreign travel resumes on 17 May , meaning people will have to quarantine for up to 10 days on their return.

Which countries have been added to England’s Travel Green List?

Green list rules – Spain’s Balearic Islands, Malta, Madeira, and some islands in the Caribbean – including Barbados – have been added to England’s travel green list. A negative test result or proof of vaccination is now required upon arrival in the Balearic Islands.

The Caribbean islands included are Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Also on the go list are Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, and the Pitcairn Islands.

But, the announcement came with a warning from the Department for Transport (DfT), as all of the new additions to the quarantine-free travel list, with the exception of Malta, will also be added to the government’s ‘green watchlist’. It means these countries “are at risk of moving from green to amber” and that passengers should “take extra care when thinking about travelling”.

  1. The changes will come into effect at 4am on Wednesday 30 June;
  2. People returning from a country on this list will not need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one test two days after arriving in the UK;
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At present, UK tourists can travel to Malta without quarantine on arrival as long as they present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure and complete a passenger locator and public health declaration form. Tourists heading from the UK to the Balearic Islands do not have to provide a negative COVID test on arrival, although some accommodation may require proof of a negative test.

  • The green list also consists of Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, plus several small remote islands that are British Overseas Territories;
  • However, entry to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and the Faroe Islands is severely restricted;

Portugal was the only major European destination in this category originally, but was moved to amber after only a few weeks.