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All the amber list countries welcoming vaccinated Brits for holidays without quarantine

A number of amber list countries including Portugal, Spain, Malta and Bulgaria have already said they will welcome back vaccinated Brits with no need for quarantine

There's some hope for holidaymakers with the news that the government is looking at a plan where Brits who are fully vaccinated against Covid could be exempt from self-isolation rules when returning from the amber list.

That could open up a whole host of holiday destinations for those who've been double jabbed, with plenty of destinations including Greece, Italy and Malta having already confirmed they'd welcome back vaccinated Brits for holidays.

With so many different travel rules at the moment, we've done the leg work for you and gone through the list of England's amber list, to find the popular holiday destinations that are open to vaccinated Brits with no need for quarantine.

(Some of these are also open to unvaccinated Brits, which we've flagged in the list).

Check out the full list below - countries are listed in alphabetical order.

Amber countries jabbed Brits can visit

Bulgaria: Has re-opened to Brits who are both vaccinated and unvaccinated. UK nationals are exempt from needing to show proof of a PCR test or antigen test.

Croatia: Open to both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits. You'll need to show proof of vaccination, a negative PCR or antigen test result taken up to 48 hours of arrival, or proof of recovery of Covid. You will also need to show proof of accommodation booking, and fill out an online form pre-departure.

Denmark: Fully vaccinated UK travellers don't need an essential purpose to visit, and won't need to test or self-isolate. However, you need to have received your second dose at least two weeks before travelling.

France: The country reopened to vaccinated Brits earlier this month with no need for quarantine, although you will still need to also show proof of a negative Covid-19 test result.

A view of the churches in Santorini with white-washed buildings and blue domed ceilings with views out to the blue ocean waters
The Greek Islands could be on the cards (Image: Getty Images)

Greece: Open to Brits who can either show proof of two Covid vaccine doses at least 14 days before travel, or unvaccinated travellers who can show a negative PCR result taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Italy: Brits can visit for holidays if they are either fully fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (aka two doses of an approved jab), or they can show proof of a negative Covid test taken - either a PCR or antigen test - within 48 hours of their arrival.

Malta: Malta has reopened to Brits - but regardless of your vaccination status, you will need to show proof of a negative PCR test result taken at least 72 hours of arrival. (You'll be asked to show this before boarding your flight).

Morocco: Vaccinated Brits can now enter Morocco - you will need to have received at least two weeks before travel.

Morning view of Amalfi cityscape on coast line of mediterranean sea, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a popular holiday spot in Italy (Image: iStockphoto)

Portugal: Both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits are welcome for holidays. You'll need to show proof of a negative PCR or antigen test result. For PCR tests this needs to be within 72 hours of travel, for antigen tests this needs to be within 24 hours of travel.

Spain: Both vaccinated and unvaccinated Brits can visit Spain with no need for testing or quarantine. (There are some exceptions, for example if you're staying in tourist accommodation in the Canaries, have been to a 'risk country' within 14 days, are travelling from mainland Spain to the Balearic or Canary Island or are travelling by land from France).

St Lucia: Vaccinated travellers are exempt from the island's mandatory 14-day quarantine. This is currently valid for travel until June 30. You will still need to show a negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours of arrival, as well as undergoing screening on arrival, and filling out a form pre-departure.

Thailand: Thailand hasn't yet reopened to tourists but there are plans for Phuket to welcome vaccinated tourists with no need for quarantine from July. This could then potentially be rolled out to other parts of Thailand in phases, with the country hoping to reopen to vaccinated travellers fully from October.

Tourists sit under colourful umbrellas at Sao Rafael beach in Albufeira in Portugal
Sao Rafael beach in Albufeira (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

It's worth noting that regardless of your vaccination status, the Foreign Office advice will be a key factor in whether you can actually travel somewhere. If the Foreign Office advises against non-essential travel to a destination, the country's traffic light status is irrelevant.

Travelling against Foreign Office advice comes with a whole host of risks - including invalidating your travel insurance which could mean risking thousands of pounds in extra costs.

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There are plenty of amber list destinations which have reopened to vaccinated Brits, although they have some limitations for example with quarantine rules.

For example, Barbados has eased quarantine rules for those who are jabbed, allowing them to spend less time in self-isolation. Vaccinated guests will also be allowed to move around their hotel "in accordance with the guidelines of that property" during their quarantine, which can last approximately one or two days.

Grenada is another amber list destination which still requires jabbed Brits to quarantine, but again only for up to 48 hours.

Meanwhile out of the handful of green list countries, only Gibraltar and Iceland are open to holidaymakers - and the latter still is only open to those who are fully vaccinated.

Do you think Brits who are vaccinated should be exempt from the quarantine rules? Let us know in the comments below.

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