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Government Announces New Green List Travel Destinations For People In England

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Government Announces New Green List Travel Destinations For People In England

The government has announced the new green list of travel destinations for people in England.

Ibiza, Majorca and Malta are among the destinations to have been added to the list, meaning people can visit without having to self-isolate upon their return.

The updated travel green list has been announced. Credit: PA
The updated travel green list has been announced. Credit: PA

Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced the news on Twitter.

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He said: "We're adding Malta to the Govt green list. We're also adding Madeira, the Balearic Islands, several UK Overseas Territories and Caribbean Islands (including Barbados) to the green list and green watchlist. Israel & Jerusalem are also added to the green watchlist.

"Six countries including Tunisia and Haiti will be put on the red list."

The green watchlist is comprised of countries which are at risk of moving back to the amber list, and they will remain under close review.

The updates will come into effect from Wednesday 30 June at 4am.

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He also announced that UK residents who are fully vaccinated will not have to isolate when travelling back from amber list countries, and the government would set out further details next month, with a view to the rule being introduced 'later in summer'.

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Boris Johnson hinted at this earlier, when he said there was a 'real opportunity' to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated people.

On a visit to New Normandy Barracks in Aldershot, the Prime Minister said there was a 'real opportunity to open up travel' this summer for those who have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.

Johnson is optimistic about travel prospects for fully vaccinated people. Credit: PA
Johnson is optimistic about travel prospects for fully vaccinated people. Credit: PA

Asked about German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for more restrictions on British travellers going abroad due to the Delta variant, Mr Johnson replied: "I think that the real opportunity we all have now is to open up travel through the double jab.

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"If you look at it we've got more than 60 percent of our population have now had two jabs, I think 83 percent have had one jab, we're really getting through it now.

"The crucial thing is, come forward and get your second jab."

On the prospect of taking his own holiday abroad this summer, Johnson said his plans are 'at the unformed stage', adding: "I'm certainly not ruling it in or ruling it out."

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Topics: UK News, holidays, Coronavirus, travel, Covid-19

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