FAMILIES wanting to go on holiday this summer will have to check whether a country is on the green, amber or red list to avoid travel restrictions.
However, with most countries on the amber list, here is everything you need to know about travelling to them.
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Which countries are on the amber list?
The amber list has the most countries on it, with the following destinations:
- Akrotiri and Dhekelia
- The Bahamas
- Balearic Islands
- Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Czech Republic (Czechia)
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- French Polynesia
- The Gambia
- Greece (including islands)
- Hong Kong
- Marshall Islands
- Myanmar (Burma)
- New Caledonia
- North Korea
- North Macedonia
- The Occupied Palestinian Territories
- Papua New Guinea
- Portugal (including the Azores but not Madeira)
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Spain (including the Canary Islands but not the Balearics)
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Maarten
- St Martin and St Barthélemy
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- United States (USA)
- Wallis and Futuna
- Western Sahara
Do I have to quarantine when returning from an amber list country?
The current rules require all British arrivals to quarantine for 10 days at home when returning from an amber list country, as well as have a pre-arrival Covid test and another two on day two and day eight.
Brits can leave after five days through the Test to Release scheme, by taking another test on the fifth day of quarantine.
However, the government have confirmed that Brits who are fully vaccinated will soon be able to return from amber destinations without having to quarantine.
Travellers will instead be able to follow the rules of the green list – so a pre-arrival Covid test and a PCR test on day two.
Kids travelling with double-jabbed parents will also be able to avoid the 10-day quarantine, and instead just have Covid tests.
It is hoped it could be introduced by July 19.
When will all amber list restrictions be lifted?
The government is yet to announce when the amber list restrictions will be fully lifted.
It was hoped that all travel would be able to resume by the UK' "Freedom Day" on July 19, although this will mainly be for domestic travel.
Overseas travel restrictions are likely to remain in place until Covid cases and the vaccine rollout improves in other countries.
Brits also need to check the entry rules before travelling.
Amber list Portugal and FrancePortugal are only welcoming fully-vaccinated Brits while Spain now requires a negative test, or proof of both jabs, from all UK arrivals.
Brits heading to Cyprus will need to have two Covid tests unless they are fully vaccinated from tomorrow.
However, Germany has recently lifted restrictions for Brits who are fully vaccinated, after initially closing their borders to the UK due to the Delta variant.
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