Green list countries: locations on the UK travel list - and the Green watchlist explained

Areas such as Barbados, Bermuda and Anguilla are all at risk of moving from Green to Amber, according to the Green watchlist

When returning to England after having been abroad, the rules you have to follow upon your arrival will vary depending on what list the country you’ve been in is on - the Green list, Amber list, or Red list.

The Green watchlist is an additional measure implemented by the Government which is used as a means of identifying the locations that are most at risk of moving from Green to Amber.

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The areas on the Green watchlist are kept under review, with the Department for Transport stating that it will “respond to emerging evidence, with a particular focus on variants of concern”.

The Government has said 'if there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning' (Photo: Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

What is the Green watchlist?

The Green watchlist consists of countries and territories that could be moved from the Green list to the Amber or red list, if the conditions in that country or territory changes.

The Government says: “If a country or territory on the Green list is at risk of moving to Amber, it will also be listed on the Green watchlist.

“If there is a sudden change in conditions, a country or territory may be moved between lists without warning.”

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What countries are on the Green watchlist?

These are the countries and territories that are currently on the Green watchlist:

- Anguilla, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Antigua and Barbude, which are at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca), which will move from Green to Amber at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Barbados, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Bermuda, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- British Indian Ocean Territory, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- British Virgin Islands, which will move to Amber list at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Cayman Islands, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Croatia, which is currently on the Amber list and will most to the Green watchlist at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Dominica, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Grenada, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Israel and Jerusalem, which are at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Madeira, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Montserrat, which is at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, which are at risk of moving from Green to Amber

- Taiwan, which is currently on the Amber list and will most to the Green watchlist at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Turks and Caicos Islands, which are at risk of moving from Green to Amber

Which locations are on the Green list?

The Green watchlist is different to the Green list, which includes:

- Australia

- Brunei

- Bulgaria, which is currently on the Amber list but will move to Green list at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Falkland Islands

- Faroe Islands

- Gibraltar

- Hong Kong, which is currently on the Amber list but will move to Green list at 4am on Monday 19 July

- Iceland

- Malta

- New Zealand

- Singapore

- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

- St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

What are the rules for returning to the UK from Green list locations?

Before arriving in England from a country or territory on the Green list, you must:

- Take a Covid-19 test

- Book and pay for a day two Covid-19 test, to be taken after arrival in England

- Complete a passenger locator form

On arrival in England, you must take a Covid-19 on or before day two after you arrive.

Children aged four and under do not need to take this test.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must quarantine if the NHS Test and Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.

These rules apply whether or not you are fully vaccinated.