Heathrow and Gatwick Airport: Spanish, Greek and Caribbean island destinations could be added to green list in less than 2 weeks


Spain, Greece and some Caribbean islands could be added to the green list ahead of the first travel review system on June 7, the transport secretary said.

Grant Shapps revealed today (May 26) that the UK will assess the islands separately from their mainland countries, although no decision on green list destinations has yet been made.

This means that the British could very soon enjoy a holiday in Mallorca or Corfu, even if mainland Greece and Spain remain on the orange list.

Mr Shapps told the BBC: “I have always said that it is of course desirable that a plane can fly directly to an island, for example, and that this island is therefore accessible as long as you don’t you don’t have to go to the mainland, you see it differently. That’s what we did last year as well. ”



Malta is on the list of destinations that could be considered for the green list

It comes after Aviation Minister Robert Courts informed MPs yesterday that the government will take an “island approach” where possible, when overhauling the traffic light system.

Malta, Grenada, Grenada, Cayman Islands, Fiji, British Virgin Islands, Finland and Caribbean Islands like Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands and Anguilla are others destinations likely to see an increase in Britons very soon.

The Green List includes countries and territories that our government considers safe enough for non-essential travel and travelers will not need to quarantine upon their return to the UK.

The 12 countries and territories currently on the green list are:

– Australia

– Brunei

– The Falkland Islands

– Faroe Islands

– Gibraltar

– Iceland

– Israel and Jerusalem

– New Zealand

– Portugal

– Singapore

– South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

– Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

For the latest travel updates, visit our My London travel page.


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