The UK’s travel lists have been updated, with several countries added to the ‘amber list’.
The Spanish Balearic Islands, which include Menorca, Majorca, Ibiza, and Formentera have been added to the amber travel list a little over a fortnight after they were put on the green list, due to concerns over rising Covid cases.
The latest UK travel update was announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on 14 July, with the new rules to take effect in England from 4am on 19 July.
Scotland, and Wales are expected to adopt the same rules, while Northern Ireland is expected to make a statement.
Here’s what you need to know about amber list countries.
What travel restrictions are in place for amber countries?
People returning from amber countries must take two post-arrival tests.
They are also required to self-isolate at home for 10 days, although they can reduce that time if they take an additional negative test on day-five.
Each country has its own entry requirements, so it's important to check these before travelling out of the UK.
From 19 July, fully-vaccinated UK residents and under 18s will no longer need to quarantine when returning from amber list countries.
The recommendation is still that people should not currently travel to amber list countries.
Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, and who does not quarantine at home after international travel can be fined £1,000, which may increase to up to £10,000 for repeat offences.
Which countries have been allocated amber status?
The updated list includes the majority of Europe, as well as the US and Canada.
Travellers returning from amber list countries must be prepared to spend 10 days quarantining at home when they come back to the UK.
Full list of amber countries:
Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Cook Islands, Tokelau and Niue
Czech Republic (Czechia)
Greece (including islands)
The Occupied Palestinian Territories
Papua New Guinea
Portugal *The autonomous region of Madeira moved to the green watch list on June 30.
Sao Tome and Principe
Spain *The Balearic Islands will move to the amber list on July 19.
St Kitts and Nevis
St Martin and St Barthélemy
St Pierre and Miquelon
St Vincent and the Grenadines
United States (USA)
Wallis and Futuna
When is the next travel update?
The government is expected to give its next travel update in early August.
Reviews take place every three weeks, with the first one on 3 June, the second on 24 June and the third on 14 July.
While reviews normally take place on a Thursday, the most recent one was on a Wednesday.
If the government follows it’s usual plan, it will make the next update of the travel lists on Wednesday 4 August or Thursday 5 August.
Changes tend to come into place the Monday following the announcement.