BRITS will find out where they can go on holiday from May 17 as the UK government is to announce which countries are to be put onto the "green list" later today. The traffic light scheme hopes to restart holidays abroad, by opening up destinations which are deemed low risk depending on their Covid situation and vaccine rollout. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is to hold a press conference tonight at 5pm to reveal the green list of destinations for holidays this summer. Only green countries will be quarantine free, with Brits able to avoid self--isolating for 10 days on their return. Tests will still be required, with a pre-arrival test before returning to the UK, and a second test on day two. However, there may be limited countries on the green list at first, due to the third wave currently sweeping Europe. Malta and Gibraltar, both with vaccine rates higher than the UK, are likely to be on the list, as both countries are also reporting low daily rates of Covid. … [Read more...] about Brits to find out where they could go on holiday today – here’s who could be on the green list
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Sun-starved Brits looking to book holidays abroad will finally get an indication of where they can travel today, when the UK government is expected to announced 'green list' countries at a press conference at 5pm . When travel restarts it will be under a traffic light system, with the green list most appealing for holidaymakers because it doesn't require you to self-isolate or stay in a quarantine hotel when back in the UK (you'll still need to do a pre-departure test and take a PCR test on day two of your return). It's countries with low Covid case numbers and high vaccine roll outs that are looking the most likely - and there are a few countries we're expecting to make the cut including holiday hotspots like Malta and Portugal. The ban on non-essential travel abroad for England is due to be lifted on May 17 as part of the lockdown roadmap, paving the way for summer holidays for Brits. The initial green list is expected to include a handful of countries with the government … [Read more...] about All the countries expected to be on green list including Malta and Portugal
Brits will be able to travel abroad to multiple holiday hotspots within weeks without having to quarantine as the so-called green list is finalised. The European Commission yesterday proposed a new set of rules which “take into account the progress of vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation worldwide”. The EU plans to let in anyone who's had both doses of a vaccine for tourism. And Brits who've not been fully vaccinated will likely be allowed in too, if the UK is added to a soon-to-be-expanded 'safe' list run by Brussels. It comes as UK ministers are expected to announce a 'green list' of countries where Brits can travel to without having to isolate for two weeks from May 17. That list could consist of around 12 destinations, potentially including Malta, Jamaica, Portugal, Barbados, Israel, Morocco, Gibraltar and Grenada, according to travel consultancy The PC Agency's CEO Paul Charles. It will look at the percentage of a country's population … [Read more...] about Brits to enjoy holidays abroad without quarantine in weeks as ‘green list’ finalised
Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. Travellers coming from countries on the green list will need to take a COVID test before they fly back to the UK and another on the second day after they return - but will not have to quarantine. Those coming from amber countries will have to quarantine for 10 days at home, with a test before they return, another on day two and another on day eight. People coming from red countries will have to isolate for 10 days in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £1,750 - with a test before they depart, and tests on day two and day eight. Turkey, the Maldives and Nepal have been added to the red list. Despite being on the green list, … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Which countries are on the government’s green travel list and what does it mean for quarantining?
GRANT Shapps has tonight revealed the list of countries where Brits can go on holiday from May 17 - with Portugal, Israel and Iceland on the long-awaited green list. The Transport Secretary announced at tonight's press conference that Brits can FINALLY get their foreign getaways booked in , but the list of green list areas is very short. They include Israel, Singapore, Portugal, the Falkland Islands, Ascension, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha, Gibraltar, Faroe Islands, Iceland and Brunei. And New Zealand and Australia are also on the list - but they have their own entry requirements and are unlikely to let in tourists at the moment. France, Greece and Spain are NOT yet on the green list, meaning Brits will have to wait until at least June 7 to find if they can go on holiday there this summer. Brits are advised not to book anywhere on the amber list , just in case things get worse and it turns red. But it means that going on holiday will no longer be illegal from … [Read more...] about Green list countries: Grant Shapps reveals list of countries where Brits can go on holiday from May 17
People in England will be able to enjoy quarantine-free travel to more than a dozen countries and territories when international travel resumes later this month. Under the government's roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions in England, foreign travel will be allowed from 17 May - but the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have yet to announce plans for foreign travel. People who have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be able to provide proof of their vaccination status on the NHS app once foreign travel resumes. COVID-19: Which countries are on the government's green travel list? Those who do not have the app - which is different to the COVID one many people will have on their phones - will be able to request an NHS letter from 17 May. Portugal, Israel and Gibraltar are among the nations on the government's green travel list. Advertisement This means people will be able to visit these … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Portugal, Israel and Gibraltar among countries on green list for travel
Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel are among the countries and territories people will be able to visit without quarantining on their return to the UK, the government has said. As England goes into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown on 17 May, a traffic light system that categorises countries based on their COVID-19 risk levels has been drawn up. But what does it mean for travellers? Green List: Travellers returning from a country on that list will not be need to quarantine, and will only be required to take one post-arrival test. It consists of Portugal, Gibraltar, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, plus several small remote islands which are British Overseas Territories. However, entry to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and the Faroe Islands is severely restricted. Portugal plans to welcome UK tourists who have had a recent negative test, have recovered from the virus and therefore have antibodies, or … [Read more...] about COVID-19: Which countries are on the UK government’s green travel list and what does it mean for quarantining?
FIBA ASIA CUP FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas has received the green light from the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases to hold its hosting of the third window of the Fiba Asia Cup Qualifiers. The Philippines will host the third window of the continental tournament in a bubble environment in Clark, Pampanga—the same area that the PBA used for the 2020 Philippine Cup. “The SBP has been working with FIBA, government agencies, and other partners to ensure a successful and, more importantly, a safe bubble,” said SBP in a statement. “The SBP knows that Filipino basketball fans have waited a long time for this and we’re just as excited as they are to have international basketball in our country again.” Groups A, B, and C will play in Clark in the third window that has been pushed back several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia make up Group A, while Japan, … [Read more...] about SBP gets IATF green light for Fiba Asia Cup qualifiers hosting
Just four countries on the government's newly-unveiled 'green' travel list will allow Brits to holiday without quarantining. This evening it was announced that 12 countries and territories have made the list , including Portugal, Israel, Gibraltar, Australia and New Zealand. Also included were Singapore, Brunei, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and the Falkland Islands, alongside the Azores and Madeira territories in Portugal. But before excited tourists packing their bags and book a flight, it's important to note that heading to some of these destinations will mean they must spend the first few days of their trip isolating - and some will not let them in at all. Only Portugal, including the Azores and Madeira, and Gibraltar are open to Brits without quarantining - with Iceland and Israel also not enforcing isolation but requiring holidaymakers to be vaccinated. Despite being on the green list, people will not be able to go on holiday to Australia, New Zealand or Singapore, … [Read more...] about Just four countries on UK travel ‘green list’ will let Brits in without quarantining
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) on Friday approved the request of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to host the third and final window of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in Angeles City, Pampanga. The competition is slated from June 16 to 20 at the Angeles University Foundation Gym and the entire delegation of the event will be housed at Quest Hotel in Clark, Angeles City. “The IATF-EID has approved the request of the SBP to host the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers in June under a bubble-type setting in Clark, Pampanga subject to health and safety protocols,” said Palace spokesman Harry Roque Jr. in a press briefing. “Also allowed is the conduct of scrimmages and practice of the Philippine Basketball Association in areas under general community quarantine and modified general community quarantine, subject to proper health and safety protocols.” SBP initially tried to host the qualifiers last February but the government’s strict travel … [Read more...] about IATF gives green light to FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers