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Malta expected to be on UK’s green travel list that will be announced later this week
Malta lifted the UK from its red list to the amber one just last week.

Jillian Mallia

The UK is expected to announce its green travel list by the end of the week, British media have reported.

The list is expected to be approved on Wednesday and is likely to include Malta, Gibraltar, Iceland and Portugal among those countries allowed to travel to and from the UK. However, contrary to recent predictions there is talk that popular holiday destinations such as Mallorca, Ibiza and the Canary Islands won’t be included.

The formal announced is expected on Friday, with international travel supposedly to kick start on 17th May. The UK will be using a ‘traffic light system’ for its travel lists, just like Malta. This system classifies countries into red, amber or green lists depending on the case numbers and vaccine rates.

According to reports, those entering the UK from green-listed countries will just be required to take a PCR test and will not have to self-isolate. On the other end of the spectrum, those travellers entering the UK from countries on the red list will have to quarantine in hotels.

Just last week, the UK was put back on Malta’s amber list. Our country only has a red and amber list and those coming from amber-listed countries will just need to present a negative PCR test upon arrival. The new measure was put into place on 27th April.

3rd May 2021


Jillian Mallia
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A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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