Britain will give a handful of countries coveted green status in a new travel traffic light system based on vaccine roll out and COVID-19 rates, but Spain and Greece will not make the list, The Sun reported.
British travellers will be able to fly to Gibraltar and Malta but not to Spain and Greece.
Those two countries are likely to be on the “amber list,” meaning people can visit but will have to quarantine for 10 days when they return to the UK, the report added, citing sources.
Earlier this week, Britons were urged by the government to hold off on booking summer holidays abroad, before updated guidelines for safe destinations are released.
Cabinet minister Liz Truss said the list of safe countries that can be visited without quarantine, will be announced later this week.
Under the new travel traffic light system, every country in the world will be sorted into one of three ‘green’, ‘amber’ or ‘red’ categories.
Those arriving from destinations on the so-called ‘green list’ will only have to provide a negative test result when they arrive. There will be no requirement to self-isolate – either at home or in a hotel.
Anyone arriving from countries rated ‘amber’ will likely still have to self-isolate for ten days at home, while those coming from ‘red’ countries will still have to quarantine in a government-mandated hotel.