Will Tenerfie, the Canary Islands, Ibiza and Majorca be on the green list?

BRITS will find out which countries are being opened up for foreign holidays tomorrow when ministers unveil a revamp of travel rules.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps is set to add a host of new destinations to the green list in a major boost for sun seekers.

Will the Canary Islands Ibiza and Majorca be on the green list for summer holidays?

The Canary Islands are currently on on the UK's amber list, along with mainland Spain.

This means Brits will need the following when returning to the UK:

  • A negative test taken pre-arrival
  • A mandatory ten-day quarantine at home
  • Two Covid tests, taken on day two and day eight

However, double vaxxed Brits can skip the quarantine but will still need to have negative Covid tests pre-arrival and on day two, with the new rules in place from July 19.

The Balearic islands were added to the green list, meaning sun-starved Brits can jet off to Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca.

Tomorrow Spain is set to get a reprieve and remain on the amber list after fears it could go red over an outbreak of the Beta variant.

The changes are expected to come into effect early next week.

Mr Shapps is poised to announce a simplification of the traffic light system after to help confused holidaymakers.

The transport secretary had to U-turn on plans to create an "amber watchlist" after an outcry from business chiefs and MPs.

It would have shown which countries were at risk of turning red, leaving all arrivals facing mandatory hotel quarantine.

And he will also scrap "amber plus", of which France is the only member, of countries from which even the double-jabbed must self-isolate on return.

There have been reports that Mr Shapps could also ditch the "green watchlist" of nations that could be turned amber to make the system less confusing.


What are the Canary Islands' travel rules?

Spain lifted all restrictions for British travellers last month, meaning arrivals do not need a negative test or to quarantine.

However, Spain, including the Canaries, now requires Brits to be fully vaccinated to to have a negative Covid test to enter.

Spain lifted their lockdown rules last month although some curfews remain in place across the islands.

Tenerife has the strictest rules, with just 50 per cent capacity inside restaurants and bars, as long as 10 per cent are vaccinated.

Bars and restaurants must close at midnight, and can only have four non-vaccinated guests at a table, or six if all vaccinated.

Similar rules are in place for Lanzarote, while Gran Canaria can serve until 2am, with 75 per cent capacity inside.

Here is the full list of countries on the green list, amber list and red list right now.

Popular holiday hotspots such as Malta and Madeira were also added to the green list.

We've also explained the latest travel rules for the Balearic islands.

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