Birmingham news The 4 'green' countries list you can visit without quarantine PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - A dozen countries made the list for safe international travel - but don't pack your bags just yet.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Only four countries on the government's new 'green' travel list will allow Brits to holiday without quarantining. While a dozen countries have made the UK's list for safe international travel, only four will allow British tourists to go there for a quarantine-free break. Portugal, including its island territories of Azores and Madeira; Israel; Gibraltar; Australia; New Zealand; Singapore; Brunei; Iceland; The Faroe Islands; The Falkland Islands; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, and Ascension Island are the 12 countries included on the 'green' list. But before excited tourists packing their bags and book a flight, it's important to note that heading to some of these destinations will mean they must spend the first few days of their trip isolating - and some will not let them in at all. Only Portugal - including the Azores and Madeira - and Gibraltar will allow British tourists to travel there without a quarantine or vaccination requirement, while Iceland and Israel will let UK tourists in but only if they are vaccinated against Covid-19. Cascais beach near Lisbon in Portugal (Image: SCU) Flights to all four of the quarantine-free destinations operate from Birmingham Airport. Australia, New Zealand and Singapore remain closed to UK tourists, even though they are on the UK Government's green list. The Faroe Islands requires people to isolate for 10 days on arrival, or four days after taking a PCR test. Brits landing in Brunei will need to quarantine for two weeks and fork out for a £188 test, the Mirror reports.
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. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the removal of international travel restrictions was "necessarily cautious" and that the Government must "make absolutely sure" the countries the UK reconnects with are safe.
Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Schapps
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He said: "We in this country have managed to construct a fortress against Covid. But the disease is still prevalent in other parts of the world, most notably at the moment in India. "In fact, more new cases of Covid have been diagnosed around the world in the last seven days than at any time since the pandemic began.
"That's why today's announcement, removing the stay in the UK restrictions from May 17, is necessarily cautious. "We must make absolutely sure that the countries we reconnect with are safe, that their infection rates are low and their vaccination rates are high. "It means making sure we are not incubating the most dangerous variants that they're not and that they have safe and secure surveillance in place."
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