From 4 am on Monday 19th July, the Balearic Islands and the British Virgin Islands will be moved from green to amber. This will mean you’ll need to test on days two and eight and self-isolate for 10 days if you return after this time.
If you wish, you can test to release on day five.
However, from 19th July, if you were double jabbed over 14 days ago, you’ll no longer need to quarantine or take the test on day eight.
Whilst this will help some, many young people, who have not had access to a complete vaccination, are likely to face disrupted travel plans.
Green list additions
Some good news (ish) – Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been added to the green list. However, Brits are not currently allowed entry into Hong Kong or Taiwan.
Croatia is on the green watchlist, which means it could change at any time.
Although not a popular holiday destination, Bulgaria can offer some good value holidays on beautiful sandy beaches overlooking the Black Sea.
Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone are added to the red list, requiring a 10-day hotel quarantine.
The full traffic light list can be found on the government website here.
If you’re planning to visit the Balearics this summer, or any other amber list country, don’t forget your travel insurance. PayingTooMuch can offer you amber list travel insurance at great rates, even if you have pre-existing medical conditions. You can also get travel insurance against FCA travel advice within Europe.
For more information, see our COVID-19 information hub or call our team on 01243 784000.