Major holiday boost as seven more destinations are added to the green travel list Now
Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores have been pushed forward for quarantine-free travel.
Vaccinated Brits will not be affected by any change from green to amber, but without both jabs they will have to quarantine for 10 days and pay for an additional COVID test upon their return to the UK. Anyone returning to the UK from a Green List destination is required to have two COVID tests.
Canada, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and the Azores have been pushed forward for quarantine-free travel. Tourists in the UK can also breathe a sigh of relief as France, Spain, Greece, Portugal and other European holiday hotspots come to a halt. on Amber.
Now the changes are not as positive for holidaymakers in Montenegro and Thailand as both countries are being added to the government's red list due to rising cases and high risk to public health.
The Department of Transportation says a new version of the outbreak may not be easily identified there as well. That means sunbathers currently in the popular hotspot will now have to pay thousands of pounds for a 10-day stint in hotel quarantine. Tonight's announcement now opens up potential quarantine-free getaways to the sunny Azores – and to the Swiss Alps for ski holidays. Data from all countries will be reviewed and ministers have said they will not hesitate to take action, the data will show that countries' risk ratings have changed.