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Holidays Are Go! Portugal Amongst Destinations Placed On UK’s Green List

It feels like an absolute age since we were last permitted to enjoy an overseas getaway, but following an announcement on Friday 7th May 2021 we’re delighted to announce that holidays are go!

This is because a new traffic light system for trips abroad has been unveiled, with destinations placed on the ‘green list’ deemed the safest to visit and therefore holidaymakers returning home from those countries will not be required to quarantine when coming back to these shores.

Beach & Sea In Madeira

Which countries have been placed on the green list?

The most popular holiday spot included on the green list is Portugal, meaning wannabe tourists will be able to get their dose of Algarve sunshine later this month, without the need to quarantine when arriving home from their trip. Here are all the destinations to have been placed on the green list so far:

  • Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Brunei
  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • Israel
  • Singapore
  • South Georgia and the Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

So don’t delay, compare deals to green list destinations now and don’t put your holiday on ice!


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The green list is due to go live officially from Monday 17th May, alongside the easing of other lockdown restrictions across England, and is the result of Britain’s successful vaccine rollout over recent months which has decreased Covid infection rates and made international travel for summer 2021 and beyond possible.

Beach In Portugal

Are other holiday destinations likely to be added to the green list soon?

It is expected that the green list will be reviewed regularly, with amendments set to be made every three weeks, meaning that more countries could be added at both the beginning and then the end of June.

This has been described by some as the ‘big bang’ that could open international travel on a larger scale as we progress further into the summer months.


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