Travel to the Balearic Islands: Have Ibiza, Majorca, and Menorca been relegated to the amber list? The most recent revision
In recent government changes, the Balearic Islands were removed off the green list.
One of the longest-running green list international travel destinations has been relegated to the amber list. The Balearic Islands have been placed on the feared amber list, which means that visitors must quarantine upon their return.
The modifications are owing to a recent spike in cases across the islands.
Ibiza, Majorca, and Menorca, which have all been on the green ‘watchlist’ for the previous two weeks, currently have a case rate of 402 per 100,000 citizens, which has tripled in only two weeks.
Mainland As a third wave sweeps over much of Europe, Spain is seeing an increase in cases.
Changes to the travel lists are generally announced on Thursday, but this week they were announced a day early.
”Balearics will go amber in Thursday’s traffic light review, but could jump directly from green watchlist to red,” travel expert Paul Charles said this morning.
“Ministers are concerned about high test positivity, which is at 9%, and daily infections, which are at their second-highest level ever.”
“I don’t have the information for you,” Transport Secretary Grant Schapps said on Wednesday morning. “We’ll make that judgment once we’ve looked at the newest statistics and when we make the conclusion [on the]review due this week.”
“But it is entirely true to say that we expect countries to move from one category to another, and I hope we’ve been very, very clear, including by introducing things like the green watch list, that when you book, you must make sure that your flight is refundable, that your hotel booking is amendable, because we still live in a world where things can and do change,” she says.
If the Balearic Islands are moved to the amber list, however, holidaying there will be easier for double-jabbed Britons.
They will be able to return from countries on the amber list without spending 10 days in isolation starting July 19, if they pass a Covid PCR swab test.
“Through our successful vaccination program, through the sustained spirit and resolve of the British people, the UK has gained many hard-won gains,” Mr Shapps told MPs.
“The next phase in this careful reopening of overseas travel will take place on July 19th.
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