The latest traffic light shuffle has been signed off by the UK government this week adding seven new countries to this coveted list. As of 30th August, the green list will include:

Canada, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Lithuania, Liechtenstein the Azores (an autonomous region of Portugal). 

Canada’s appearance on the green list won’t really mean much for British travellers, as the UK is on their banned countries list.

The red list has had two additions:
Montenegro and Thailand

Thailand’s demotion iscuppers its Phuket ‘Sandbox’ tourism scheme designed to allow British tourists to visit without quarantine effectively making the scheme defunct.

There has not been any movement from the amber list.

Travellers returning from green list countries do not have to quarantine but do ne, but a mandatory hotel quarantine is necessary from those coming back from red list countries.

Airlines UK said:

“The small number of green destinations’ makes international travel ‘expensive, burdensome and uncertain’ in comparison to other nations.

“Too many families are having to look over their shoulders for rule changes and pay through the nose for tests, with no sign from the government that this will change.”

Which countries are on the green list:

There are now 43 nations on the green list:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • The Azores
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Romania
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • Slovenia
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Which countries are on the Green watchlist?

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Cayman Islands
  • Croatia
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Madeira
  • Montserrat
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Taiwan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands