Malta and Ibiza could be added to green travel list – but Merkel says UK arrivals in EU should quarantine

The government is due to deliver its latest travel advice on Thursday after Matt Hancock gave fresh hope to the prospect of summer holidays this year.

Ministers will reveal which, if any, countries are to move to the quarantine-free green list and those which travelling to continues to be banned or restricted.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said travellers from the UK should be quarantined wherever they arrive in the EU due to growing fears over the spread of the Delta variant.

“In our country, if you come from Great Britain, you have to go into quarantine – and that’s not the case in every European country, and that’s what I would like to see,” she told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

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Reports suggest popular holiday hotspots including Malta and the Balearic Islands could move to the government’s green list

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