More countries have been added to the green travel list and quarantine-free travel for fully-vaccinated passengers from amber list countries has been confirmed.
The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has announced measures to continue cautiously reopening international travel in a safe and sustainable way.
Malta, Madeira, the Balearic Islands, several UK overseas territories, and Caribbean islands, including Barbados have been added to the government’s green list for travel.
There are also plans to remove the self-isolation period for amber list countries for those who are fully vaccinated, with full details set out next month.
Eritrea, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda has been added to the red list to safeguard domestic vaccine rollout.
In a thread on Twitter, Mr Shapps made the announcement and listed some of the countries that will be added to the green list coming into effect on Wednesday 30 June.
Thanks to our successful vaccination programme, our intention is that later in the summer ☀️ UK residents who are fully vaccinated will not have to isolate when travelling from amber list countries 🟠
We’ll set out further details next month.
— Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP (@grantshapps) June 24, 2021
Shapps also said in a statement: “We’re moving forward with efforts to safely reopen international travel this summer, and thanks to the success of our vaccination programme, we’re now able to consider removing the quarantine period for fully vaccinated UK arrivals from amber countries – showing a real sign of progress.
“It’s right that we continue with this cautious approach, to protect public health and the vaccine rollout as our top priority, while ensuring that our route out of the international travel restrictions is sustainable.”
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