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Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca wiped off Green list as Brits dealt new holiday blow
July 14, 2021
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Brits who jetted out to tourist hotspots Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca after they were put on the green list last month have until 4am on Monday to get home – or will have to quarantine once they're back.
The government announced on Wednesday evening that the resorts will be removed from the green list exempting all need to self-isolate to England from Monday due to concerns over rising coronavirus cases.
However, the change will coincide with the end of the need to quarantine for the fully-vaccinated UK residents and the under 18s when returning from amber list nations.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the changes will take place at 4am on Monday.
Infection rates on the Balearic Islands, which were only added to the UK's green list last month, have surged to 258 cases per 100,000 people.
Brits who have had both vaccine injections will not need to quarantine when they head back to the UK, but would need to take tests before they can fly home and when they arrive in the UK.
Kids will still be exempt from isolating.
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Holidaymakers can still travel to the resorts by using the NHS app to prove they are fully vaccinated or by getting a negative test result three days before their flight.
But in a boost for holidaymakers desperate to get away for some sun, Croatia will go green, meaning arrivals in England will not have to isolate for 10 days on return regardless of their vaccine status.
Hong Kong and Taiwan will also go green, while the British Virgin Islands will be added to the amber list.
Cuba, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sierra Leone will go red, meaning 10 days of isolation in a quarantine hotel are mandatory.