SEVERAL more holiday hotspots have been added to the UK's travel green list, making a sunny summer break a far more likely prospect.
Brits looking to book a break away can find some fantastic deals at the moment, as travel companies try to entice potential holidaymakers.
Sixteen holiday hotspots were added to the list of quarantine-free destinations last month.
This includes Spain's Balearic Islands, Malta, Madeira, Antigua, Barbados and Barbuda.
The changes came into effect at 4am on Wednesday 30 June.
During the last review, Portugal was removed from the green list, just weeks after it was added, although the island of Madeira remains on the green list.
Some of the best deals to green list countries are:
- TUI holidays to Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Madeira, Porto Santo, Malta, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jersey, Gibraltar and Iceland – save £50 per booking on departures until August 31 with code SUMMER – find here
Majorca from £324pp
Madeira from £345pp
Ibiza from £351pp
Menorca from £359pp
- Jet2 Holidays to green list destinations – find here
Malta from £385pp
Majorca from £399pp
Ibiza from £459pp
Menorca all-inclusive from £499pp
- Easyjet Holidays to green list destinations – find here
Ibiza all-inclusive from £397pp
Majorca half-board from £482pp
Menorca all-inclusive from £397pp
- British Airways Holidays to Madeira from £437pp
- Thomas Cook green list holidays – find here
Madeira, Pestana Casino Park Hotel from £399pp
Majorca, Cook's Club Palma Beach from £399pp
Ibiza, The Red Hotel by Feeling from £266pp
Malta, Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa from £281pp
Assessments for which countries make the green list are based on a range of factors.
This includes the proportion of a population that has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants, and access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.
Malta is on the government's "green watchlist" meaning it is at risk of moving from green to amber", the Department of Transport said, adding "passengers are urged to take extra care when thinking about travelling to green watchlist countries".
This week’s best deals on holidays abroad
- Disneyland Paris launches summer 2022 stays
- Family hotels in the green list Balearics
- New cruise line Ambassador launches with up to 20% off breaks
- Iceland holidays: cheap deals to the green list country
- Get Universal Orlando theme park tickets for adults at kids’ prices
- Gibraltar holidays from £105pp as country makes UK green list
Jerusalem and Israel, which were already on the green list, are also being moved onto the watchlist, the department said.
While the Spanish Balearic Islands have been moved to the green list, local rules in place mean Brits travelling there face restrictions upon arrival.
A number of countries including Spain, Malta and Portugal have tightened border rules for travellers from the UK in recent days, because of fears over our rising number of Delta variant cases.
Both Portugal and Malta are only welcoming fully-vaccinated Brits, along with France, and Spain now requires a negative test, or proof of both jabs, from all UK arrivals.
A family holiday to Malta is also unlikely, as new rules mean 12-17 year olds must be fully vaccinated to avoid quarantine – despite the UK not offering the vaccine to under-18s yet.
If you're looking for more foreign holiday inspiration, we've found cheap all inclusive holidays for this summer and there are many cheap package holidays.
For breaks in the UK, holiday parks are offering huge bargains and we've found the best UK holiday parks with children’s entertainment and the best holiday parks with outdoor pools.
We've also rounded up great deals in the UK's warmest places and found the best kid-friendly beaches and England's best family-friendly seaside towns.
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