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Which Countries Are Accepting UK Tourists

Ian Raine May 25th, 2021 4,249 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 holidays, 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. Furthermore, on 8th July 2021, the UK Government announced that Amber list countries would be allowed to travel to and that fully vaccinated citizens by the NHS in the UK would no longer need to quarantine on their return to the UK. Our list below demonstrates which holiday destinations that we feature are open and ready to see your smiling faces without the need for lenthy quarantines.

Popular destinations, including Spain & the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Greece & the Greek Islands, Malta, Portugal, Madeira, France, Cyprus, Croatia, Bulgaria, Barbados, Grenada and many others 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
Barbados Green Yes Yes* Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated and
quarantine upto 48 hours for test result
Croatia Green Yes No Yes Yes  
Gibraltar Green Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Grenada Green Yes* Yes** Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
**Quarantine upto 48 hours for test result
Iceland Green Yes* No* Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
Madeira Green Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Malta Green Yes* No Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
Guernsey Common Travel Area Yes No* No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Ireland Common Travel Area Yes No* No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Isle of Man Common Travel Area Yes No* No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Jersey Common Travel Area Yes No* Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
Balearic Islands Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Canaries Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Cyprus Amber Yes No Yes Yes  
France Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Greece Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Morocco Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Poland Amber Yes No* No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
Portugal Amber Yes No* Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
Spain Amber Yes No No* Yes *when fully vaccinated
 
St Lucia Amber Yes No* Yes Yes *when fully vaccinated
Information correct as at 26th August 2021 at 18:16 & based UK adults living in the UK. Child ages vary depending on each country Information 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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