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COVID-19: Hopes – and Fears – of Vacation as Green List Review Released | UK News

Britons hoping to go on long-awaited vacation must know today which countries will be put on the green list – and if any will be taken off.

Ministers are expected to make the first update to the traffic light system introduced three weeks ago, with changes set to take place from June 7.

Boris Johnson warned the the government will have “no hesitation” in removing countries from the green list if necessary.

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Giving nothing, he said the government will “wait and see” what the Joint Biosafety Center recommends before announcing changes to the list.

Currently, Portugal and Iceland are the only viable countries touristic destination on the green list, which means people returning to the UK from these locations only need to take once after arriving COVID test and do not need to self-isolate.

Concerns have been expressed about how the current private testing system will cope with more people if other countries are on the green list.

Which? Travel editor Rory Boland told Sky News that “too many people don’t get their test on time.”

But Minister Victoria Atkins told Sky News the testing policy was “quite old”.

She added: “The overseas return testing regime is very clear – it will remain.”

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Travelers returning from Orange List locations including Greece, Spain, France and Italy must self-quarantine at home for 10 days and pass two PCR tests.

The government has said people should only travel to Amber List countries when absolutely necessary.

Only UK and Irish nationals, or people residing in the UK, are allowed to enter the UK from Red List countries and must quarantine themselves in managed hotels for 10 days and pass two PCR tests.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-03 07:34:00

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