Eight holiday destinations tipped to go on green list tomorrow
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Islands in the Caribbean and Mediterranean will be added to the green list, according to an expert with an uncanny knack for predicting travel categorisations.
Paul Charles, chief executive of the PC Agency travel consultancy, has revealed the eight countries he believes will be turned from amber to green when the government reviews the traffic light system later this week.
The travel analyst has a good track record when it comes to predicting which countries the UK will allow quarantine free travel to.
He predicted in April that “pretty well all of Europe” would be categorised amber when the international travel ban was lifted on May 17, while noting Portugal and Gibraltar as exceptions.
It’s believed officials are hoping to announce the first update this Thursday to take effect on Monday June 7.
They hope Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will confirm the update at a 5pm press conference but that could slip.
Ahead of the update, whenever it comes, Mr Charles has announced the eight countries he thinks will make the list.
It should be noted that not even Mr Shapps knows how the list will change until a few hours before the announcement, as it is decided by the Joint Biosecurity centre.
They look at a variety of factors including variants in the country, coronavirus case and vaccine rates, how good that country is at genomic sequencing and how good the overall data in the country is.
Brits can travel from the UK to green list nations and back again and not have to quarantine, making it a major pull for those without unlimited days to take off work.