Full list of amber travel destinations and what it means for holidaymakers

More European vacation destinations should be put on the government’s green travel list, said the head of a leading airline and tour operator.

Only 12 spots are on the green list announced by the British government – with most of the holiday hotspots in the amber category.

Three of the nations – Singapore, Australia and New Zealand – have closed their borders to international visitors, while others can only be reached via countries on red or amber lists.

Garry Wilson, CEO of easyJet Holidays said: “I think the very disappointing news is just the number of countries that are on the list and if you look at European countries there are very few and of those European countries, Portugal is the main holiday destination. ”

“We thought it was being very careful and it really is inconsistent with the government’s approach to opening up domestic travel and we don’t think the science or data back it up.”

“So we expect many other important European holiday destinations to open up very soon.”

EasyJet recently announced that it will be upgrading its program from Birmingham Airport with additional flights and bank holidays starting May 17th.

Portugal plans to welcome British tourists who recently had a negative test, have recovered from the virus and therefore have antibodies, or have had both doses of a vaccine.

In Gibraltar, British visitors do not need to be tested or vaccinated, while Israel will initially only open its border on May 23 to groups of foreign tourists who have had both bumps. Arrivals do not need to be quarantined for any of these destinations.

The amber list includes the most popular vacation destinations such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said, “You shouldn’t be going to these places now.”

Individuals returning from Amber Countries are required to take two tests upon arrival and self-isolate at home for 10 days. However, you can shorten this time by taking an additional negative test on the fifth day.

Countries on the Amber List

Afghanistan

Akrotiri and Dhekelia

Albania

Algeria

Andorr

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Armenia

Aruba

Australia – Will switch from Amber to Green List at 4am on Monday 17th May. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Austria

Azerbaijan

The Bahamas

Bahrain

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

Bosnia and Herzegovina

British Antarctic Territory

British Indian Ocean Territory

British Virgin Islands

Brunei – Will switch from Amber to Green List at 4am on Monday 17th May. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

China

Comoros

Congo

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Curacao

Cyprus

Czech Republic (Czech Republic)

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Falkland Islands – Switches from amber to green list on Monday 17 May at 4 a.m. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Faroe Islands – Switches from amber to green list on Monday 17th May at 4am. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Fiji

Finland

France

French Polynesia

Gabon

The Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar – Will switch from Amber to Green List at 4am on Monday 17th May. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Greece (including islands)

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland – switches from amber to green list on Monday 17 May at 4 a.m. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel and Jerusalem – will switch from amber to green list at 4 a.m. on Monday, May 17th. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau

Madagascar

Malaysia

Maldives – Redlisted Wednesday, May 12th at 4am. When you arrive in England after that, you must follow the rules of the Red List.

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

Morocco

Myanmar (Burma)

Nauru

Nepal – Redlisted Wednesday, May 12th at 4am. When you arrive in England after that, you must follow the rules of the Red List.

Netherlands

New Caledonia

New Zealand – Will switch from amber to green list at 4am on Monday 17th May. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea

North Macedonia

Norway

The occupied Palestinian territories

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands

Poland

Portugal (including the Azores and Madeira) – switches from amber to the green list on Monday 17th May at 4am. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

reunion

Romania

Russia

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Singapore – Will switch from Amber to Green List at 4am on Monday 17th May. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands – Switch from amber to the green list on Monday, May 17th at 4am. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands)

Sri Lanka

St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha – Will switch from amber to green list on Monday, May 17th at 4am. If you arrive in England beforehand, you must follow the rules of the Amber List.

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Martin and St. Barthélemy

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Sudan

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor Leste

Walk

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey – Will be redlisted on Wednesday May 12th at 4am. When you arrive in England after that, you must follow the rules of the Red List.

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United States (USA)

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

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