People travelling from France will no longer need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated, The Government has announced as its latest changes to travel regulations see more countries opening up for holiday destinations.

Austria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will move to green list from 4.00am on Sunday while Bahrain, India, Qatar and UAE will move to amber list.

Georgia, Mayotte, Mexico and Reunion will move to red list meaning that people arriving from those countries will have to pay to isolate in a hotel

Arrivals from Spain and all its islands are advised to use a PCR test as their pre-departure test wherever possible, as a precaution against the increased prevalence of the virus and variants in the country. UK clinicians and scientists will remain in close contact with their counterparts in Spain to keep abreast of the latest data and picture of cases in Spain.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

We are committed to opening up international travel safely, taking advantage of the gains we’ve made through our successful vaccination programme, helping connect families, friends and businesses around the world.

While we must continue to be cautious, today’s changes reopen a range of different holiday destinations across the globe, which is good news for both the sector and travelling public.

Charlie Cornish, Manchester Airport  Group CEO, said:

“We welcome the movement of more countries to the green and amber lists, in what is effectively the final review of the traffic light lists before the end of the summer holidays.

“Together with the new freedoms for fully vaccinated travellers, these changes will enable more people to enjoy a holiday, or reconnect with friends and family, in a growing list of countries.

“It is encouraging to finally see decisions that reflect the data on the ground in these destinations and close the gap with the approach being taken in other countries.

“Government must now take this opportunity to develop a stable, sustainable and affordable system that gives people the confidence to book ahead through the winter and into next year.”




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