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The United Kingdom plans to introduce quarantine-free flights from next July 26 for Britons vaccinated against Covid-19 with full guidance, The Times revealed.
This measure could facilitate travel to the amber-listed destinations, in which most European countries are located, as British authorities currently require passengers to comply with a ten-day quarantine after entering the UK.
Only areas on the green list – such as the Balearic Islands (Spain), Madeira (Portugal) or Malta – are exempt from this isolation, while destinations in red – India or South American countries – must be subject to quarantine upon return to the UK. A hotel designated by the government and covered by the expenses.
As The Times has learned, the new measure will only apply to UK residents who have access to the National Health Service (NHS), but an agreement may be reached soon to extend it to all European Union (EU) citizens.
The rest of the Spanish territory, along with Greece, France, Portugal and other European destinations are in amber.
Other destinations such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and Grenada are also on the green list.
Due to the increase in infections in the UK due to the spread of the delta variant, Spain requires Britons to prove they have been vaccinated with both doses or provide a negative PCR test upon arrival on Spanish soil.
Portugal has imposed a 14-day quarantine on Britons, unless they can prove they received the second dose of the vaccine 14 days before traveling to that country, while Malta only accepts UK nationals with the full vaccine schedule.