There could be good news for British holidaymakers later today, with Malta and The Balearics expected to be added to the UK’s ‘green travel list’ later today.

This would mean that anyone travelling to Malta and The Balearics wouldn’t be required to quarantine on their return to the UK, providing a much needed boost for travel companies and holidaymakers wishing to enjoy a trip abroad.

There has also been suggestions that the government is considering allowing people that have received both COVID-19 jabs to travel to amber list countries without having to quarantine when they return to the UK, but no decision on this is expected to be announced today.

For rules and guidance on returning to England from a Red, Amber or Green list country, please visit – Red, amber and green list rules for entering England – GOV.UK (

Current Green list of countries and territories

Green listGreen watchlist and upcoming changes to the green list
Falkland Islands 
Faroe Islands 
Israel and Jerusalem 
New Zealand 
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha