Green list countries: British holidaymakers ‘will be able to travel to Gibraltar and Malta in May’

Two European destinations are set to be included on the government’s travel ‘green list’.

British holidaymakers looking for a European getaway this month will soon be able to head to two destinations, according to reports.

Malta and Gibraltar are set to be included on the UK government’s ‘green list’ after May 17, The Sun has reported.

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Malta and Gibraltar are set to be included on the UK government’s ‘green list’ after May 17 (Shutterstock)

Britons travelling to countries on the ‘green list’ will only have to take a couple of tests and will not have to isolate on their return.

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Will any other countries be on the ‘green list’?

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Portugal could also potentially be on the government’s ‘green list’, sources told the media outlet.

However, Spain, France and Greece were likely to be on the ‘amber list’ and will have to wait until a review in June.

People visiting ‘amber’ destinations will have to quarantine for ten days when they return to the UK.

Why will Gibraltar and Malta be on the ‘green list’?

Gibraltar - a British overseas territory south of Spain - has vaccinated its adult population and lifted most restrictions.

While Malta has vaccinated a large proportion of its population and has a low number of cases.

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