London, 3 June (EFE). – The UK will not add new countries or territories to the “green list” of destinations considered safe from Covid-19 for the time being, after the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands were expected to fall into that category, the BBC revealed on Thursday.
According to the British public channel, the Executive Director of Boris Johnson reached this conclusion after assessing the epidemiological situation and vaccinations in other countries.
Portugal is the only European Union (EU) country currently on the green list, although British media are speculating that due to an increase in infections it may be downgraded to the amber list in the official announcement to be made this afternoon.
The country’s rating is reviewed by the traffic light system every three weeks, as announced by the government when it is announced.
UK nationals traveling to countries in green do not have to self-quarantine upon their return home, but they do so in the case of amber destinations, which requires them to stay at home for 10 days, in addition to undergoing twice PCR tests once on British soil.
In the case of traveling to countries marked in red, the British are obliged to quarantine in hotels designated by the government and bear the costs.
The countries currently green are: Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, George and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena and Ascension Island.
Spain, France, Greece and Italy, the main tourist destinations for the British, are still in amber. EFE
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