IT’S all-systems go for sun-starved Brits hoping to head overseas this summer.
A new travel green list includes Ibiza, Majorca and Malta.
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Can I travel to the Balearic Islands?
The Spanish islands will be moved to the UK’s green list from 4am on Wednesday 30 June.
Brits can now travel to a list of new destinations without having to quarantine upon their return.
All except Malta are on the green ‘watch list’ which means they are close to reverting back to amber.
While travelling to amber list destinations is not banned, the UK government warn against it.
Boris Johnson has also said today there’s a “real opportunity” to reopen favourite destinations to sun seekers thanks to the UK’s stellar vaccine rollout.
The PM said there’s a “real opportunity” to reopen favourite destinations to sun seekers thanks to the UK’s stellar vaccine rollout.
He confirmed that he’s personally in favour of a new system which would allow those who have been double-jabbed to avoid quarantine.
That would put hugely popular amber list countries like Spain, Portugal, France, and Greece back on holidaymakers’ radar.
The PM said today: “I think that the real opportunity we all have now is to open up travel through the double jab.
“If you look at it we’ve got more than 60% of our population have now had two jabs and 83% of that one jab.
“We’re really getting through it now. The crucial thing is come forward and get your second jab.
When did the Balearic Islands get added to the green list?
The Balearic islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca were, were added to the list as part of the announcement on June 24.
Currently, Brits have to get at least two tests when returning from green-list countries, while amber countries require a minimum of three.
Gold standard PCR tests required for entry to the UK cost around £120, meaning a massive burden on travelling families.
What are the current travel rules for the Balearic Islands?
Spain lifted all restrictions for British travellers in May 2021, meaning arrivals do not need a negative test or to quarantine.
However, the Balearics still enforce a negative Covid test on non-vaccinated arrivals.
On the islands, there is still a curfew from midnight to 6am, while just eight people can meet outdoors, or six indoors.
In Majorca and Ibiza, four people can dine together at restaurants and bars while this is six in Menorca and eight in Formentera.
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Portugal has also been added to the amber list, despite only being included on the green list weeks ago.
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