Green Light Holidays
Where to Holiday in 2021 or 2022, Who is on ‘The Green List’ & What Does it all Mean? Finally, the long overdue news we have been waiting for. The roadmap to international holidays returned on the 17th May 2021 and the ‘green list’ of foreign travel destinations has just been announced.
The Green List – Where can I go on holiday from 17th May 2021?
Green, amber and red, this is the new classification of countries we can travel to from the 17th May, which is to be reviewed every 3 weeks. You can travel to green and amber list countries with protocol to follow. Here are the first countries on the green list that we can offer cheap holidays to for you: Israel, Portugal* (including Madeira & The Azores), Gibraltar & Iceland. This will be reviewed every 3 weeks and it is hopeful that Greece, Malta, The Canary Island and The Balearic Islands will be added to this list in June.
(*Portugal now added to amber list.)
Green, Amber, Red Destination… What Does it Mean?
Green: This is for GO! No need to self-isolate, just take a pre-departure test and a test on day two of your arrival back in the UK.
Amber: Maybe. Holidays are possible by following protocol. You must self-isolate at home for 10 days on your return, this can be cut to 5 if you receive a negative result from a test. You must still take a pre-departure test and tests on day two and day eight of your arrival in the UK.
Red: This is an absolute NO for holidays. Your trip will be cancelled and you can either reschedule or have a refund.
How do I do a PCR Test?
As testing becomes an essential part of travel, we have teamed up with Randox Health to ensure you can get your PCR test at a 50% discounted price of £60 by using our discount code Broadway60.
Tests before your holiday – You may need a test before travel, each country has different entry requirements – please check specific requirements in advance on the FCDO website – click here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Tests for your journey home – The below new traffic light system is now in place for arrivals into England which includes additional tests to be taken. Please click here for the latest Government advice – https://www.gov.uk/uk-border-control
The Long Road Back
This is the start of the resumption of international holidays after an unprecedented break and we do expect it to get easier in the coming weeks and months. The government directive did also heavily suggest that you book with a fully bonded ABTA & ATOL regulated & protected operator with flexible terms, of which we certainly consider ourselves. If you have a future booking with us that you would like to amend due to the new outlines, please get in touch and we will do our best to assist.
At Going Luxury we have worked hard to bring you the best luxury holiday offers available for the new green list holiday destinations to bring you closer to that well-deserved holiday you have been so patiently waiting for.
***NB This article was written on 10th May 2021 and updated on 29th May 2021. Some changes may have happened since.