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Sixteen countries and territories will move to the UK’s green
list on Wednesday 30 June at 4am, meaning that those coming to England from those destinations
will no longer need to self-isolate on their return. The devolved governments of Scotland and Northern Ireland have also confirmed the changes.
Although the number of
countries has grown, the changes have been met with disappointment by the
The countries are as follows:
The changes to the green list were announced on Thursday evening
by transport secretary Grant Shapps, along with a commitment that fully vaccinated travellers would soon be able to enter the UK from amber list countries.
Shapps said that all of the countries added, with the exception of Malta, would join the
‘green watchlist’, as will Israel and Jerusalem signalling that these countries
are at risk of moving from green to amber.
number of countries have also been added to the red list, from which arrivals
must enter quarantine in a government-approved facility.
The countries are Eritrea, Haiti,
Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Tunisia and Uganda.
The changes to the lists have been decided by ministers,
informed by the latest data and analysis by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC)
and wider public health considerations, "to help the public understand the risks
to public health of travelling to different destinations", the government said.