Coronavirus: Green list countries to be announced

English holidaymakers are due to find out which “green list” countries they can visit without quarantining on their return to the UK later this afternoon.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will unveil details of new travel rules at a coronavirus briefing at 17:00 BST.

The new rules will be based on a traffic light system where countries are rated green, amber or red based on their Covid risk.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have not disclosed when they might ease their travel rules.

Travellers to countries rated green will not need to isolate on their return, but they will need to take Covid tests before and after their trips.

International arrivals from amber countries will need to quarantine, whilst red-list countries have the strictest rules, with only UK or Irish nationals, or UK residents, allowed to return – and they must pay for a 10-day stay in a government quarantine hotel.

The UK government has previously said that the travel rules will be reviewed again on the 28th of June to see whether any measures can be relaxed further.


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