This will see returning holidaymakers needing to self-isolate for 10 days at home, as well as taking three COVID-19 tests on separate occasions.
The transport secretary further warned Britons “should not” travel to these countries.
Despite this, travel expert Simon Calder has explained holidaymakers will be able to journey to these nations and “will not be prevented” from doing so by authorities, so long as they follow travel rules.
Speaking on Travel Radio on Sunday, he said: “That effectively means they are lifting the ban on leisure travel on May 17 and therefore they would rather we didn’t, understandably I guess because they think this increases risk, but they are not actually going to prevent you from doing so.
“Of course, there are many people who are prepared to go to places on the amber list and comply with quarantine rules when they come back.”
Countries on the ‘amber list’ include holiday favourites such as Spain, France and Greece.
Britons hoping to venture to these countries will need to abide by both UK travel regulations and the entry requirements set out in these countries.
Travellers returning to the UK from “amber” countries will need to self-isolate for 10 days at home or a private residence.
They will also need to complete a Passenger Locator Form and take a pre-departure test before flying to the UK alongside two further COVID-19 PCR tests on day two and day eight of their return.
The Gov.uk website adds: “You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the ‘Test to Release’ scheme.”
This must come from a certificated list of test providers set out on the Gov.uk website.
If the test comes back with a negative result, they will be able to end their self-isolation period five days early.
Test to Release can only be used for those returning from “amber” destinations.
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed