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TWELVE countries have been added to the UK’s green list for travel today.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made the announcement at a press conference this evening, while also revealing additions to the “high risk” red list.
Portugal is on the UK’s green list for holidays. Pictured: The Algarve coastCredit: Alamy
Going on holiday will no longer be illegal from May 17, with Brits finally given the go-ahead for travel.
Anyone coming back to Britain will still have to take a pre-departure Covid test up to 72 hours before they travel and show proof of a negative result.
Travellers from any destination will also have to fill out a Passenger Locator Form.
Here’s what you need to know for all 12 countries Brits can now fly to.
Entry to Australia is closed, except for Australian citizens and permanent residents or those with an exemption.
A negative Covid test taken less than 72 hours before departure is required.
Travellers to Australia are subjected to border screening and testing, while there is a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine on arrival.
New Zealand’s border is currently closed to almost all arrivals, except for citizens.
People entering New Zealand are required to quarantine in a hotel for two weeks, and a negative Covid test is required to travel.
Entry into Brunei is severely restricted, and travellers must seek permission from the Prime Minister’s office to enter the country.
A negative Covid test taken 72 hours before departure is required, and travellers from the UK are subjected to quarantine at a government facility for up to two weeks.
All non-essential travel by British citizens to Iceland is not permitted, unless it falls under one of their exempt categories for travel.
An exemption however applies to all travellers with vaccine certificates.
All UK resident travellers to the Faroe Islands must have a “special worthy purpose” to enter.
If travel is permitted, then tests are required on days one and six in the Faroe Islands, and people will need to self-isolate during this time.
Only specified categories of people are currently permitted to enter Gibraltar by air – these include registered Gibraltarians, residents of Gibraltar Spanish nationals and residents in transit to Spain, and those working in Gibraltar.
A negative Covid test result is required 72 hours before departure.
TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Visitors to Tristan are currently restricted to returning Tristanians and expatriates on contract to the Government.
All arrivals must have had a negative Covid test 72 hours before departure and undertake a 14-day mandatory quarantine.
All eligible arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days.
Tourists are currently not permitted. Eligible travellers must self-isolate for two weeks.
Travellers from the UK are allowed to enter Portugal and Azores but only for essential purposes and if they are a returning resident.
A negative PCR test is required 72 hours before departure.
Travel to Madeira is permitted for all purposes, with a negative test needed before departure.
The regional government in Madeira has announced that anyone who has recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 90 days, or has had both doses of the vaccine at least 15 days prior to travel, will be exempt from showing a PCR test on arrival.
Short-term visitors are not able to enter Singapore unless they have pre-travel permission from the Singapore government.
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents can enter Singapore without permission.
A negative PCR test is required 72 hours before departure, and arrivals have to quarantine for 21 days.
Foreign nationals are not allowed to enter unless they are also citizens of Israel, with some limited exemptions.
Anyone permitted to enter must enter a 14-day quarantine.
The Israeli government publicly announced that borders will reopen from May 23 for tourists with vaccine certificates.
SOUTH GEORGIA AND THE SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS
Visitor permits are required to travel to the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Australia is on the green list but is not accepting tourists. Pictured: The Gold Coast in QueenslandCredit: Alamy