The France, Italy and Austria in 20 months will be added to the UK’s Travel Green list later this month.
Following the last review on June 24, the next review of the UK passenger list is expected in the first week of July 12.
Thanks to the confirmation of Govt-19 infection rates, about 20 new locations could be opened to British holiday makers without isolation.
Which countries can be added?
According to an analysis by former British Airways chief strategist Robert Doyle, the Telegraph reports that popular tourist destinations in France and Italy are one of a series of countries that could join the list of countries without being isolated by the end of the month.
Mr Doyle says infection rates are stabilizing in some parts of Europe. About 20 additional places can be added to the green list following the next travel review.
Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Norway, Vietnam, Denmark, Slovakia, Northern Macedonia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Taiwan and Azerbaijan are also expected to be added eventually. Month.
All of these places are currently on the Orange List, which means UK tourists must self-isolate for 10 days upon their return to the UK.
Explaining his prediction for a green list update, Mr Doyle said: “There does not appear to be any data on what the government claims to be using, which is why they are staying on the amber list at this point.
“I believe the answer is somehow political, but there does not even seem to be any obvious political logic as to why two similar countries are ranked differently.”
Meanwhile, Karen Dee, CEO of the Airport Operators Association, called on the government to be more transparent about how it determines its traffic light system and help passengers better plan their future vacations.
He said: “In Parliament, the Secretary of Transport has repeatedly urged people to look at the data to understand why some countries are on the green list and others are not.
“Yet when people look at this data, it raises more questions than it solves.”
How is the green list determined?
The decision on which countries are included in each list is based on a series of criteria, taking into account public health advice and the Joint Survival Center’s assessment of the latest Govt data.
The criteria for listings are as follows:
– Percentage of the population of a vaccinated country
– Infection rate
– Distribution of types of concern
– Country access to reliable scientific data and genetic sequencing
Countries on the green list must pass a Govt test and a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on the second day of their return to the UK before departure.
However, if the passenger does not test positive, there is no need for self-isolation or further testing.
Those coming from the Orange List countries must be isolated for 10 days at their preferred location and pass a Govt exam before departure, as well as pass a PCR test day or the eighth day before or after the city.
Those coming from re-listed countries must stay in a managed isolated hotel for 10 days, before the departure of the Govt check and PCR check on the 2nd day, and on or after the 8th day or so.
Travelers can enter the UK from Red List countries only if they are British or Irish, or have UK residency rights.
The last travel review took place on Thursday, June 24, and Transport Secretary Grant Shops announced 16 more places for the green list, with those changes taking effect Wednesday (June 30).
The next study is expected to take place three weeks later, on July 15, shortly before the end of all locking restrictions in the UK.