Orange Travel List live updates – at-risk countries when reviewing Green, Amber and Red Lists
Hopes for a last-minute vacation in the sun could be dashed as time is running out for families as the new school year approaches.
Government expected to review its traffic light system for international travel today or tomorrow (August 25-26)
Vacation destinations are categorized as “green”, “amber” and “red” based on their covid-19 status.
And around 16 countries are currently on the green watch list, which means they could move up to “amber” level.
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Vacation destinations at risk of changing status include the Caribbean islands, Barbados, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda, as well as popular vacation destinations such as Madeira and Croatia.
Overseas leisure travel was given the green light on May 17, but countries are ranked according to their safety for traveling to and from the covid-19 pandemic.
There are now 36 countries and territories on the Green List, a number of which currently do not accept UK travelers or are impossible to reach directly, requiring crossing an Amber Country.
There was speculation that Spain, which is currently listed as amber, would turn red.
Robert Boyle, former director of strategy at IAG, said there was “no chance” of Spain being on the red list.
He said: “The percentage of people returning from Spain who tested positive from July 22 to August 11 was 1.7%.
“This is down from 3.1% in the previous three weeks. The Beta and Gamma variants of Covid are in full retreat in France against Delta. “
Travel analysts have given hope in recent days that Turkey could be removed from the “red” travel list, with changes expected tomorrow or Thursday (August 26).
Turkey is a popular destination for Britons who have not been able to travel there for about a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
National reports suggest analysts believe Turkey could be taken off the red list which has the strictest restrictions. Under current rules, travelers will have to self-quarantine upon returning from the country in a hotel for ten days, which could cost £ 2,285.
Travel restrictions are expected to be relaxed in the UK after stage 4 of the lockdown roadmap is confirmed.
A number of foreign countries are added to the government’s Green List and Amber List, which fully vaccinated Britons can travel to and from without having to self-quarantine.
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Pressure is mounting for Turkey to turn orange, which would mean all adults who have received two doses of the vaccine and those under the age of 18 could avoid quarantine when they return to the UK, the Mirror reports.
Other popular destinations including Spain, Portugal and Greece are expected to stay orange.
Paul Charles, founder of travel consulting firm PC Agency, told The Times: “Turkey really deserves to be on the Amber List because it has some of the best Covid security policies in place, especially in hotels and the like. tourist areas and worked hard. to reduce its infection rates.
“Many agree that it feels safer here than in the UK.”
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The 16 countries on the green watch list
16 countries are on the green “watch list”, which means they are at risk of going orange.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Antarctic Territory
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Cayman Islands
- Pitcairn Islands
- Turks and Caicos Islands
When will the lists be updated?
Travel System Reviews typically take place every three weeks, with the last update being on Thursday, August 5.
The last two announcements have broken with the routine of changes unveiled on Thursday.
Therefore, the next announcement, which will be made shortly before the students return to school, should take place on Wednesday August 25 or Thursday August 26.
This is a live blog and we’ll bring you more information as we have it.
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