Ibiza and Mallorca added to amber coronavirus travel list – and Croatia goes green
The Balearic Islands will be added to the UK’s Orange Travel List just over a fortnight after it went green, the government confirmed.
The quarantine on return from Croatia and Bulgaria will end, with both destinations being added to the green list of safe travel destinations.
Spanish tourist hotspots of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera will be removed from the green list – exempting any need to self-isolate in England from Monday – amid concerns over the increase in coronavirus cases.
The change will coincide with the end of the need to quarantine fully vaccinated UK residents and those under 18 on return from Amber List countries.
In a boost for holidaymakers, Croatia will go green, meaning arrivals to England won’t have to self-isolate for 10 days upon their return, regardless of their vaccination status.
Hong Kong and Taiwan will also go green, while the British Virgin Islands will be added to the Amber List.
Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone will turn red, which means 10 days of isolation in a quarantine hotel is mandatory.
Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes would take place at 4 a.m. on Monday.
Relocations do not mean normal travel, however, as a pre-departure test is required as well as two additional days after returning to England, even from green countries.
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