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When is the next green list review and what is expected?

The next review of the government’s travel list is expected to take place this week.

The list places countries into either red, amber or green base on the perceived level of risk and the plan is for the list to be updated every three weeks.

The list caused controversy last time around as the removal of Portugal left ‘no viable holiday destinations’ on the list, according to industry leaders.

The green list currently consists of Israel, Gibraltar, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Falkands. There are remote territories also on the list.

Despite being on the green list, UK tourists are currently unable to travel to Australia, New Zealand or Singapore due to each country’s own Covid restrictions.

Being on the red list means those returning from each place should stay in a managed quarantine hotel for ten days, which requires booking before the trip. The amber list requires a ten day quarantine with an option to take a test on day five to be released early. The green list countries require a test on departure and arrival.

Boris Johnson has discussed the prospect of removing amber restrictions for people who have had no jab – but no decision has been made.

The next travel review will now take place on June 24. It is not clear if any changes will be made but a number of the countries on the amber list are in a much stronger position with Covid than they were.

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