UK Government Adds 10 Caribbean Islands to Travel Green List

by Carolee Chanona

On Thursday, June 24, the UK government announces a number of countries to be added to its travel green list — with 10 of the 15 new nations being Caribbean islands. Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, and Grenada have all made the cut, giving fresh hope to British holidaymakers seeking more options for quarantine-free travel.

From 4am on Wednesday 30 June, the following UK Overseas territories and Caribbean Islands will be added to the Government’s green list for travelers in England:

  1. Anguilla
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Barbados
  4. Bermuda
  5. British Virgin Islands
  6. Cayman Islands
  7. Dominica
  8. Grenada
  9. Montserrat
  10. Turks and Caicos Islands

In a Twitter post announcing the changes, transport secretary Grant Shapps added that the government planned for residents who are fully vaccinated to not have to isolate when travelling from amber list countries, with details to be set out in July. From 30 June at 4am, six countries including Tunisia and Haiti, will also be put on the red list.

The UK’s Three-Tiered Travel Rules: Green, Amber & Red

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Relaxing offshore in Southern Belize. Photo by Roeming Belize

The UK’s travel rules are split into three categories: green, amber and red. Countries on the green list, like Singapore and New Zealand, are those with the lowest Covid risk level and people travelling to the UK from those countries will only need to take a pre-departure test to prove they do not have coronavirus, and another on the second day after they have arrived.

Those travelling from amber list countries, like Belize, will have to quarantine for 10 days at home after travel. In that period, take a PCR test on the second and eighth days of isolation. Travel to countries on the red list, such as India and Brazil, requires a 10-day quarantine in a government-approved quarantine hotel, which costs £1,750.

Header image shows arrivals at Heathrow Airport, London. Image via CNN/Getty Images

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