UK / Europe Amber List

On the latest efforts by the UK to change Portugal to an AMBER list country, tourists may need to return to a 10 day quarantine. On Spanish soil, the president welcomes UK tourism, but if tourists do decide to go to Spain for a holiday, they will need to quarantine for 10 days and get tested twice after their return to the UK. GREEN LIST – AMBER LIST – RED LIST explained…

Green List:
People returning from a country on this list will not need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one test two days after arriving in the UK.
It’s currently made up of Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, plus several small remote islands that are British Overseas Territories.
Entry to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and the Faroe Islands is severely restricted.
Portugal was the only major European destination in this category, but was moved to amber after only a few weeks.
Gibraltar will not require UK visitors to be tested or vaccinated, whereas Israel has initially reopened its border only to groups of foreign tourists who have had both jabs.
No new countries were added to the original green list in the early June review.
Amber List:
This covers the most popular UK holiday destinations such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said people “should not be travelling to these places right now”.
Those who go against that guidance must take two post-arrival tests from private companies on day two and day eight after arriving.
They are also required to self-isolate at home for 10 days, although they can reduce that time if they take an additional negative test on day five.
UK travellers are allowed into Spain without a negative PCR test, despite the country remaining on Britain’s amber list.
Germany is also on the amber list but, due to the Indian variant, travellers from the UK will only be admitted if they are citizens or residents – or have urgent humanitarian reasons such as an immediate family bereavement.
However, they must quarantine for two weeks, even if they test negative.
Red List:
Among the countries on the red list are Brazil, India, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
Those returning from a red list country must stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel for 11 nights at a cost of £1,750.

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