Majorca and Ibiza have been taken from the green list ahead of the summer holidays; how can you escape being quarantined?
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that Bulgaria and Hong Kong have been added to the green list, while Croatia and Taiwan have been added to the green watchlist. Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza, meanwhile, have been reinstated to the amber list.
Just over a fortnight after being elevated to green, Mr Shapps has announced that the Balearic Islands will be added to the amber travel list. Those planning a vacation in places like Majorca, Menorca, or Ibiza will have to quarantine for ten days when they return to England.
In the meanwhile, quarantining will be lifted upon return from Croatia and Bulgaria.
“From 4.00am Monday 19th July, Bulgaria and Hong Kong will be added to the green list, and Croatia and Taiwan will be put to the green watchlist of destinations,” Mr Shapps said on Twitter.
“Please check the most recent travel advice before you travel, since some countries and territories may have additional requirements that must be met before you arrive.”
“We’re also transferring the Balearic Islands and British Virgin Islands to the amber list- formerly on the green watchlist,” said a second tweet.
“Also, starting July 19th, if you’re fully #Vaccinated in the UK, you won’t need to quarantine while returning to England from amber countries and territories.”
“Four countries and territories will join the red list to secure our domestic vaccination rollout,” the final tweet stated.
“We’ll keep an eye on these measurements and base our decisions on the most recent statistics, and we won’t hesitate to act if necessary to defend public health.”
People should not go to countries or territories on the Amber List, according to the government.
Travelers arriving in England from an amber country must quarantine for 10 days at home or where they are staying.
On or before day two and on or after day eight, they must also take a COVID-19 test.
The day two and day eight tests are not required for children under the age of four.
Mr Shapps told Sky News this evening: “Of course, helpfully for certain people, children under the age of 18 and those who have been completely vaccinated will not have to quarantine.”
“From July 19, you can regard it [amber list countries]as if it were still a green
“But, I’m afraid, for some people, it will mean that they will have to return home and do.”Brinkwire Summary News”.