TUI, easyJet, Jet2, BA: Two holiday hotspots set to move from red to amber next week

By Ella Doyle & Lottie Gibbons

Three countries could move from red to amber under the traffic light system next week.

Over the past few weeks, a number of new travel updates have been issued.

It was recently announced that Russia had dropped its 14 day quarantine period for UK travellers.

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Canada also reopened for fully vaccinated travellers.

And today, Lithuania offered a free third night to entice foreign tourists.

The next travel review is due on either Wednesday, September 15 or Thursday, September 16 , reports MyLondon.

Predictions vary greatly and aren’t always reliable, but it’s worth taking a look, as they’ve certainly been right before.

At the next switch-up, the countries that are rumoured to go from red to amber may excite some expectant holiday goers.

Pakistan and the Maldives are two of the top three tip-offs to move from red to amber for UK tourists, which will come as welcome news to some.

But the third rumoured to switch to amber is Turkey.

Paul Charles, founder of the PC Agency travel consultancy, said of the possible move: “Turkey very much deserves to be on the amber list as it has some of the best Covid safety policies in place, especially in hotels and other tourist areas and has worked hard to reduce its infection rates."

The Government reviews the traffic light system roughly every three weeks.

If the next review lands on the expected Wednesday or Thursday next week, then any changes made won’t come into effect until a few days to a week afterwards.

For countries on the amber list, a PCR is needed two days after arriving in the country, as well as a Covid test three days before returning.

Fully vaccinated adults can skip the additional day eight PCR.

This means that for those who are double vaxxed, there isn’t much difference between amber and green list countries.


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