The government’s traffic light system is live, here’s our definitive guide as to which countries appear on the new Red, Amber, and Green Lists.

The government’s new traffic light system has been in constant flux. But we’ve added below a completely up-to-date rundown of which countries appear in the  Red, Amber and Green Lists.

Country classifications below come into effect from 4am Monday 30 August.

Where do our Blue Bay destinations sit on the updated traffic light system


Green List

Check out our traffic light system guide for all the details.

The Green List countries are:

  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Austria
  • Australia
  • The Azores (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Cayman Islands 
  • Croatia
  • Denmark (moving to green  list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada 
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem 
  • Latvia
  • Lichtenstein (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Lithuania (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Madeira (Portugal remains on the amber list)
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
  • Romania
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Georgia
  • South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha
  • Switzerland (moving to green list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Taiwan 
  • Turks & Caicos 

Amber List

Under the new directives fully vaccinated travellers can now enjoy quarantine-free travel to amber listed countries. As part of the latest update the government have taken France off the Amber-Plus List, so passengers can also travel to the popular European destination without the need to quarantine.

Spain have also remained on the amber list. However, the government have updated their advice for passengers returning from Spain to take a PCR test “wherever possible, as a precaution against the increased prevalence of the virus and variants in the country.”

Our guide to the traffic light system will tell you everything you need to know about travelling to countries on the Amber List.

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Burkino Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Djibouti
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greece (including islands)
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal 
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • San Morino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain (including the Balearics and Canary Islands)
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Maarten
  • St Martin and St Barthélemy
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen

Red List

Now we know where you can go and where they don’t want you to go. How about we bring you where you shouldn’t go.

Again, check out our traffic light system explanation for more info on what’s required for Red List countries. As a snapshot though, the government have now upped the amount it will cost to stay in a government-approved quarantine hotel from £1,750 to £2,285 for a single adult and from £650 to £1,430 for a second.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia 
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • French Guiana 
  • Georgia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Indonesia 
  • Kenya
  • La Réunion
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • The Maldives
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro (moving to red list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Paraguay 
  • Peru
  • Philippines 
  • Réunion
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand (moving to red list as of 4am 30 August)
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe