COVID-19: Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca put back on the amber travel list
The Balearic Islands – including Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca – will be moved back to the amber list.
Grant Shapps said the measure will take effect in England from 4 am on Monday, which coincides with changes to the rules on quarantine for people arriving from amber destinations.
From Monday, those who are double jabbed and the under-18s will not have to isolate when they return from an amber list country.
The move is likely to impact younger adults who have not yet been fully vaccinated.
Mr Shapps said that since the Balearics were moved to the green watchlist two weeks ago “we’ve seen the rates double and also the rate of positivity of these tests double, meaning that we’re going to need to move quickly, as we said we might always have to do”.
“Surely no one can be out there thinking we can travel and just rely on things not changing,” he said.
“When we see things change for the safety and security of everyone back home we do need to react and act, and that’s what we’re doing today.”
The British Virgin Islands are also being put on the amber list.
Bulgaria and Hong Kong will be added to the green list, meaning quarantine-free travel regardless of people’s vaccine status.
Croatia and Taiwan are being moved to the green watchlist. The rules are the same as the green list, but nations on the green watchlist are at risk of moving from green to amber.
Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone will be added to the red list.
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