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Government Announce Updated 'Traffic Light' Travel List - With Ibiza On Green List

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Government Announce Updated 'Traffic Light' Travel List - With Ibiza On Green List

The government has announced its updated 'traffic light' travel list, after pleas from travel bosses to add to the current green list.

The Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera), Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada and Malta have now been green listed, meaning from 4am next Wednesday, 30th June, travellers will no longer need to quarantine upon their return from such destinations.

Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Haiti, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda have been added to the red list.

The traffic light system has been updated (Credit: Unsplash)
The traffic light system has been updated (Credit: Unsplash)
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It comes after reports that double vaccinated Brits could be able to travel to certain countries without needing to quarantine, from August.

At the Downing Street briefing this week, vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, said: "We will continue to work with other countries, with the travel task force, to see how we can build on all this really good progress, on the vaccination progress, so that we can have the use of the double vaccination - with testing - open up more of the economy."

"We are looking at all of that at the moment to see how we can open up more of our economy and of course make sure that we work with other countries to facilitate travel globally, because we need to get the travel industry back on its feet."

The new travel list has been announced (Credit: Shutterstock)
The new travel list has been announced (Credit: Shutterstock)
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However, there could be another potential hurdle for those hoping for a summer holiday. This week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine - and that's not the case in every European country, and that's what I would like to see."

In response, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commented: "The most important thing is that we think double jabs do offer a good way forward, we think they offer the hope of travel this summer.

"More than 60 per cent of our population have now had two jabs, I think 83 per cent have had one jab, we're really getting through it now. The crucial thing is, come forward and get your second jab."

At present, if you arrive home from an amber list country, you must isolate for 10 days, as well as take a Covid-19 test on or before day two and on or after day eight.

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You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private test through the Test to Release scheme.

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Topics: UK News, News, Coronavirus, travel

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