Green List countries: Holiday destinations for UK tourists CONFIRMED – full list

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Green List countries: Holiday destinations for UK tourists CONFIRMED - full list
Travel restrictions for international holidays will be lifted on May 17 as part of the Government’s next steps to ease lockdown. Countries have been split into three categories: green, amber and red. These colours are assigned based on each destination’s rate of Covid infections, rate of vaccination, and the prevalence of any virus variants or strains of concern. The lowest risk countries have been designated ‘green’ and will have the most relaxed restrictions – making these countries ideal holiday hotspots for those who can’t wait to get away. 
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has hosted a press conference this afternoon in regards to which countries will be on the green list. 

Mr Shapps, addressing the nation from Downing Street, said the Government wants a summer in which people can be reunited with family members through vaccines and a good testing programme. 

The Secretary of State confirmed the Government will be going ahead with the traffic light system. 

He said countries on the red list shouldn’t be visited except in the most exceptional circumstances. 

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Mr Shapps said travel was “crucial” to rebuilding the UK’s economy. 

Speaking in Downing Street he said: “We want a summer in which, with the help of vaccines and testing, we can reunite family and friends and travel to places we love. 

“We want to start looking outward again. Whilst Covid has isolated us, travel unites us.”

Mr Shapps added: “Travellers are, of course, absolutely crucial to rebuilding our economy, bringing long-awaited relief to hard-hit airlines, airports, the tourism sector, which taxpayers have spent £7billion supporting.”

Countries on the red list include Argentina, India, the Maldives and Turkey. You can find the full list here.  

The amber list features some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, including Greece, Italy and Spain. You can find the full list of amber countries here

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed


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