When will the green list be reviewed?

From 17 May, holidays can resume under a traffic light system, with destinations graded as red, amber or green according to the level of risk of travellers reimporting Covid-19 infections.. According to the transport secretary,…

When will Thailand reopen to tourists without quarantine?

Thailand has requested that travellers coming into the country undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period, which is undoubtedly a dampener for holidays and tourism trips.. “Most travellers to Thailand, including all British…

Green, amber and red list countries: Latest travel rules

Ascension Island, Australia, Brunei, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, Tristan da Cunha, St Helena, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.. Ireland…

PCR tests and flying from the UK: what you need to know

Now that the UK has begun to ease travel restrictions, you could be forgiven for being confused by the current COVID-19 PCR testing requirements for UK citizens looking to travel overseas this year.. We caught up with the…

Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling still strong after ‘best day’ this year on Monday

The pound has performed well this week, which could be due to the local elections and the euro’s weakness. It remains above the 1.16 handle against the euro this morning.“This stalemate looks set to continue as the week draws to a close, with a quiet data calendar due, and liquidity in Europe set to remain fairly thin after yesterday’s public…

Portugal holidays back ON: Country to allow Britons to travel from May 17 after chaos

The Portuguese foreign affairs minister, Augusto Santos Silva, announced today that Portugal will allow British holidaymakers to visit the nation next week. More lockdown restrictions will ease on Monday, May 17, allowing Britons to travel to certain countries.These rules mean that Britons can freely travel to Portugal without having to quarantine…

Keeping up with travel: a new daily podcast from Simon Calder

One-third inaccessible, one-third closed to travellers and one-third feasible: that sums up the brief “green list” from which international travellers need not quarantine on return to the UK.Prospective adventurers and the travel industry expressed incredulity after the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, revealed that only 12 nations and territories…

Ryanair boosts Portugal flights with seats as low as £19.99 after green list breakthrough

“To celebrate, we are releasing seats from just £19.99 for travel until the end of October 2021, which are available to book until midnight Sunday, May 9.”Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.”Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps announced the “green…

England ‘green list’ of approved travel destinations revealed

(CNN) — Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end.The UK government has finally revealed the 12 countries and territories that will be designated “green” once the current ban on non-essential…

Fury from travel industry at ‘extremely disappointing’ green list

The travel industry has reacted angrily to the sparse green list unveiled by the transport secretary – which contained just a handful of countries and a scattering of British Overseas Territories, most of them inaccessible to UK travellers. Grant Shapps said that no quarantine would be required for arrivals from Ascension Island, Australia,…

What does the travel green list announcement mean for your holiday?

Since the third lockdown began four months ago, international travel for non-essential purposes has been illegal. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed the ban on overseas travel will end on Monday 17 May. It will no longer be necessary to complete a Declaration to Travel before departure abroad, and the £5,000 penalty for attempting…

England reveals ‘green list’ of safe travel destinations

Holidaymakers from England will be able to travel to Portugal and Israel from later this month under new guidelines issued by the government. Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland and St Helena are also on the ‘green’ list revealed today by transport secretary, Grant Shapps.Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and the Faroe Islands, as…

U.K. Allows Foreign Travel Between 12 Countries Without Quarantine, From 17 May

Madeira, Portugal–now on the U.K.’s safe list for travel from 17 May onwards gettyThe U.K. government divided the world into three categories–green, amber and red, to which people can travel to and from after 17 May 2021 under a certain set of restrictions. The list of countries was released at a press conference to an expectant market–many…

UK’s Green, Amber and Red lists for travel revealed

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has revealed the much anticipated “green list” for when international leisure travel resumes from England on 17 May.Only 12 nations and territories have qualified for “no quarantine” status for returning travellers: Ascension Island, Australia, Brunei, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Israel, New Zealand,…

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