Is Spain Likely To Be On The Green List?

Could it make the ‘green list’? – The current data suggests Spain is in with a chance of making the green list a the next review, but it is unlikely. The Government has proven itself to be cautious in opening up foreign travel, and has delayed the end of lockdown by four weeks since the last travel update.

Opening up just the islands, like the Balearic and Canary Islands , is a possibility the Government has considered. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told BBC Radio 4’s  Today  programme: “I’ve always said that of course it’s desirable where an aircraft can fly direct to an island, for example, and that island is therefore accessible in that you don’t need to go via the mainland, that you look at that differently.

That’s what we did last year as well.

Where are the countries on the Green List?

Which countries are on the green list? – The countries initially on the green list are as follows:

  • Portugal including the Azores and Madeira
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Brunei
  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • Israel

This is in addition to the remote territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.