Balearics to go amber and Croatia green in changes to coronavirus travel lists
The Balearic Islands will be added to the amber travel list a little over a fortnight after it went green, while quarantining on return from Croatia and Bulgaria will end.
Spain’s tourist hotspots of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera will be removed from the green list exempting all need to self-isolate to England from Monday due to concerns over rising coronavirus cases.
But the change will coincide with the end of the need to quarantine for the fully-vaccinated UK residents and the under 18s when returning from amber list nations.
In a boost for holidaymakers, Croatia will go green, meaning arrivals in England will not have to isolate for 10 days on return regardless of their vaccine status.
Hong Kong and Taiwan will also go green, while the British Virgin Islands will be added to the amber list.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes will take place at 4am on Monday.
The moves do not mean travel as normal, however, with a pre-departure test being required as well as another two days after returning back in England, even from green nations.