Portugal is currently the only major viable tourist destination on that list.
Spain is still on the amber list of countries, meaning a quarantine period at home is required for travellers from the Mediterranean country.
On Times Radio, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said an amber list country was “not free and open travel” and “we ask people not to go to these places for holidays”.
Asked why holidays were still being sold to countries on the amber list, Mr Shapps said the Government had moved away from a system where things were “banned and illegal” to a situation where people were expected to “apply a bit of common sense”.
The UK Government has been widely criticised for what some see as confusing messaging, with travel to amber list countries, such as Spain, permitted, but at the same time being actively discouraged by ministers.
“But by and large we are just asking people to be a little bit patient as other countries catch up with our world-leading vaccination programme and then people will be able to, I hope, travel.
“We are returning to a world which looks more normal, I hope.”
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