Updates June 24th
Yesterday (24 June 2021) the Transport Secretary announced that Malta, Madeira, the Balearic Islands, several UK overseas territories and Caribbean islands (including Barbados) will be added to the government’s green list from 04:00 on Wednesday 30 June.
All additions to the green list apart from Malta will also join the ‘green watchlist’, as will Israel and Jerusalem – signalling that these countries are at risk of moving from green to amber.
The full list of countries to be added to the red list includes Eritrea, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda.
The government has also indicated that from later in the summer, arrivals from amber list countries who have been fully vaccinated will not have to quarantine on arrival in the UK. This will be done in phases, starting with UK residents. Amber country arrivals will still have to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and the day two test. Further details will be given at the next review in July.