The decision to move Portugal to yellow from the government’s Green List has sparked an angry response from the travel industry.
In the coming weeks, however, more countries are likely to be added to the green list due to their improving coronavirus infection rates and an increase in the number of people vaccinated.
Many high-profile figures claimed that data showed that destinations like Malta should have been put on the green tier and asked why Portugal was not put on a “green watchlist” to highlight that it is threatened with change.
Paul Charles, executive director of travel consultancy The PC Agency, was among the industry leaders who expressed outrage when Portugal was added to the yellow list last week as it meant there was no viable major tourist destination in the green row.
Portugal and other countries like Malta, Morocco and Grenada should be on the green list, but decisions about restrictions are “highly political and not based on data,” claimed Charles.
Here are 10 countries that are likely to be on the green list in the coming weeks. after the mirror.
Malta is arguably the outstanding candidate for inclusion in the Green List.
It currently has a case rate of only seven and three quarters of the population are vaccinated.
When Malta did not go green last time, Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo had some scathing words to say.
“The (UK government) is ignoring scientific advice. She has made a political decision not to allow travel anywhere, despite the pressure she is facing from airlines, tourism companies and the general public, ”he wrote on Facebook.
2. Canary Islands
The chain of islands, which includes destinations like Tenerife, Fuerteventura, and Gran Canaria, has long been a favorite with Brits looking for sun and sand.
Although it’s currently classified as amber, it’s on a good foundation with its covid rate of 38.4 (out of 34.7) and jab rate of 47.8 (out of 37.7).
3. Balearic Islands
Much has been said about separating certain island chains from their mainland, and the figures the Balearic Islands publish continue to speak strongly in favor of this argument.
The Covid rate is now 21.7 and the first vaccination is 45.7% compared to 38.4 and 37.7 on May 27th.
Spain as a whole now has a disease rate of 61.5 and a vaccination rate of 43.4%.
The four largest islands are Mallorca / Mallorca, Menorca / Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.
At the moment, the numbers for the continental European power plant are pointing in the right direction.
It now has a coronavirus rate of 24.5 and a jab rate of 46.7, improvements over 86.1 and 40.7 percent.
According to the PC Agency, a travel PR agency that determined the numbers for vacation destinations, the US is currently on the green list.
Currently, the coronavirus case rate is 31 per 100,000 people, compared to 71.4 on Jan.
A little more than half of the population has now been vaccinated once.
This was the first western nation to be caught by the virus and is now in a much better place.
It currently has a coronavirus rate of 27.5 and a single-dose vaccination percentage of 45.4.
This is a big improvement over May 27, when the numbers were 80.3 and 35 percent, respectively.
Judging by its top-line number alone, Jamaica is a strong contender for the green list – it’s one of the lowest in the world right now, with a case rate of 14.4.
Whether due to its low total first jab score of just 5.3 percent or other factors, it remains on the Bernstein list for now.
In this Nordic country, the numbers are going in the right direction, with the case numbers dropping from 25 to 14.4 and the jab percentage rising from 42.3 to 48.8.
Those numbers are very cheap compared to Sweden, which is on the Amber List, with a coronavirus rate of 176.
For many Britons, the idea of flying to Mexico would be a dream come true after a year and a half of the pandemic.
The coronavirus case numbers remain very good at 16.1 in the last seven days per 100,000 people.
However, the first dose numbers of 19.1 are less good and slowly rising, meaning Mexico is an outside bet for the green list.
Poland currently has a case rate of eight and first-time vaccinations of 39.8 percent, a big improvement from 53 and 34.2 percent this time two and a half weeks ago.
- Individuals entering the UK from a green country do not need to self-isolate, while amber comers must be quarantined at home for 10 days.
- The countries and territories currently on the green list are Australia, Brunei, the Falkland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Israel and Jerusalem, New Zealand, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, as well as St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.