Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca moved to amber list
Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca are being moved onto England’s amber travel list.
The Balearic Islands will be on the list from 04:00 BST on Monday.
The news only applies to England at the moment, but other UK nations are expected to follow soon.
From Monday, those not double-jabbed or under 18 have to quarantine on returning from an amber list country.
The British Virgin Islands are also moving to the amber list, while Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone will be moved to the red list.
Bulgaria and Hong Kong will move to the green list, while Croatia and Taiwan join the green watchlist – meaning they are at risk of being moved to amber.
Grant Shapps has warned anyone travelling abroad this summer needs to make sure they can get their money back or rebook their accommodation, saying that “no-one can be out there thinking we can travel and just rely on things not changing”.
Shapps defended the government’s traffic light system – saying the categories mean “people can see, broadly-speaking, where these countries are classified”.
He added: “We’re not in control of this virus, particularly in how it affects other counties, their levels of vaccinations, their level of genomic sequencing, their testing regimes.”
If you’re looking for somewhere to go, green list countries are a “better bet” than those on the green watchlist, but he warned “there are no guarantees.”
He urged people to come forward and get both vaccine doses to give them “one more piece of security when you do go off to travel”.
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