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Which Countries Are Accepting UK Tourists

Ian Raine May 25th, 2021 1,806 views

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On Monday 17th May 2021, the UK Government gave the go-ahead for overseas travel, allowing us to create new dreams and escape from the last 18 months lockdown with a holiday to look forward to. As the regular holiday destinations open up to UK tourists, there are more countries now looking forward to welcoming you now the UK has low infection rates and the vaccination programme is in its advanced stages of completion.

Whilst most people know about the UK Green list for quarantine free travel, which dictates the requirements when you arrive back into the United Kingdom, many consumers are unaware of which countries that are open to accept you. A perfect example is Australia which is listed on the UK’s ‘Green List’ but they have closed their borders so UK tourists are unable to travel there. Our list below demonstrates which holiday destinations that we feature are open and ready to see your smiling faces.

Popular destinations, including the Canary Islands, selected Greek Islands, Malta, Portugal & Madeira have all been approved by the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) for non-essential travel, giving you a wider choice of destinations to explore. We also expect more destinations added to our list over the next few days/weeks as the vaccination rollout continues across Europe.
Destination Traffic Light Status Open to Non-Essential UK Visitors Quarantine at Destination  Test at Destination FCDO Travel Approval Destination Notes
Gibraltar Green Yes No No Yes  
Iceland Green Yes* No*   Yes *when fully vaccinated
Ireland N/A Yes No*   Yes *when fully vaccinated
Channel Islands N/A Yes* No No Yes *Jersey from 28th May,
Guernsey from 1st July
Isle of Man N/A Yes No No Yes  
Canary Islands Amber Yes No   Yes  
Greece & Islands Amber Yes No No* Yes** *when fully vaccinated
**for Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes & Zante
Madeira Amber Yes No No* Yes **when fully vaccinated
Malta Amber Yes No   Yes  
Portugal Amber Yes No Yes
Information correct as at 07th June 2021 & is subject to change at any time. Current UK Government guidlines requires tests on return to the United Kingdom. Click here for the latest Government travel advice

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