The green list came into effect at 4am on 30 Junie
It means UK arrivals from these territories won’t be required to isolate, but they will need to take a day two PCR test.
Six lande including Tunisia and the Dominican Republic have also joined the rooi lys vandag, which mandates 11 nights of hotel quarantine. The 56-country-strong list includes holiday hotspots the UAE and Turkey.
The traffic light changes come as European holiday nations are tightening travel curbs on British arrivals.
Van vandag, Malta will only accept fully vaccinated Britons, which applies to everybody aged 12 and above. Portugal, intussen, demands quarantine from unvaccinated UK arrivals.
From Friday, Spanje will require a negative PCR test taken with 48 hours from all UK arrivals who haven’t completed a full course of vaccination.
Portugal clarifies entry rules for children
Portugal has clarified its rules overnight to say that all under 18s travelling with a parent will not be required to quarantine.
The European holiday country insisted on quarantine for all unvaccinated UK arrivals from Monday, to combat a surge in Delta cases.
Authorities have now confirmed that all children travelling to mainland Portugal with a fully jabbed parent will not be required to self-isolate, but they will need to present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of departure, or an antigen test within 48 ure.
Under-18s travelling to mainland Portugal with a fully vaccinated parent or guardian will not have to quarantine, owerhede bevestig het.
Portuguese island Madeira retains its own rules: all unvaccinated Britons must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 ure.
Malta adds extra red tape
Vaccinated travellers heading for the newest full member of the UK’s “green list” could be turned away because of red tape.
At 4am on Wednesday, Malta became the only unconditional new member to achieve green status, meaning British visitors need not self-isolate on their return home.
But on the same day, the Mediterranean nation has placed the UK on its red list because of soaring coronavirus case levels and the presence of the Delta variant.
While vaccinated adults and accompanying children under 12 will be able to travel, Malta now insists only one specific form of proof is acceptable: “The paper version of the NHS Covid vaccination letter.”
Read the full report here:
‘Only the paper version of the NHS Covid vaccination letter will be accepted,’ says Maltese government
Traffic light changes come into effect
At last Thursday’s traffic light update, holidaymakers got a boost as Madeira, Malta and the Balearics joined the “green list”, meaning quarantine-free travel.
The changes came into effect at 4am this morning, 30 Junie, and means any arrivals from now won’t need to self-isolate.
Egter, all new additions bar Malta have been placed on the “green watchlist”, meaning they are at risk of turning amber.
Six additions to the red list, including Tunisia and the Dominican Republic, are now in force.
Here’s the green list in full:
Daar is 27 nations on the green list