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Green list countries you can travel to from the UK this half term

Because you deserve a holiday

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Grace Lindsay
Fashion & Ecommerce Writer
15 September 2021
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We don't know about you, but when it comes to booking a holiday, we are finding all the changing travels rules and restrictions very confusing.

Therefore, we have decided to put together a super easy guide on what countries are on the green list and where you can travel to from the UK this half term, so that you can treat your family to the holiday that they deserve.

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Plus, we have even included our top hotel recommendations to make the process even simpler, so go on, check out our guide below…

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Check out our guide to the green list below

Do I have to quarantine while travelling to a green list country if I haven’t been fully vaccinated?

Each country has its own rules for arriving holidaymakers, so we recommend checking what they are before planning your trip, as even if a country is on the green list they may not be accepting UK travellers. However, when returning back to the UK, you will have to take a negative COVID-19 test up to three days before departure, and also book a test for day two after you return. A passenger locator form will also need to be completed.

You will only need to isolate in the UK if your COVID-19 test comes back positive, if you develop symptoms or if you get notified by the NHS Track and Trace app that you have been in contact with someone else who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Which countries are most likely to be added to the green list?

Although nothing has been confirmed yet, an announcement is expected to come later this week about which countries may be moving to the green list. It is rumoured that Turkey and the Maldives may move, but we recommend checking the website for the latest updates.

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Which countries are most likely to be removed from the green list?

There are a few countries currently on the green list that are at risk of moving to amber, these countries are:



Antigua and Barbuda



British Indian Ocean Territory

Cayman Islands




Israel and Jerusalem



Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands


Turks and Caicos Islands

What countries are on the green list?



Antigua and Barbuda



The Azores

Barbados: Visit this popular holiday destination for the best sandy beaches and blue seas. We recommend staying at All Seasons Resort Europa, a quiet West Coast location that has been described as ideal for families. Book now at

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The All Seasons Resort Europa is ideal for families


British Indian Ocean Territory



Canada: Canada is the perfect place to escape this winter with the family, especially if you love to ski. We recommend the Four Seasons Resort in Whistler for its unbeatable mountain views. Book now at or check out Tui's range of ski holidays for the whole family.

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Skiing is so much fun for all the family

Cayman Islands




Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands


Germany: If you are dreaming of a cosy winter getaway, why not head to Germany? Their Christmas markets are bound to put a smile on anyone's face. Treat yourself to a slice of luxury by staying at the Ritz-Carlton in Berlin and you might never want to leave. Book now at

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You can't beat a cosy winter getaway to Berlin



Hong Kong


Israel and Jerusalem




Madeira: Madeira is known for its subtropical climate, so is perfect if you are craving a bit of Vitamin D this half term. We love the Aqua Natura Madeira Hotel as it is situated just above the famous natural pools of Porto Moniz. It is also close to the Madeira Aquarium, which will be great for keeping the little ones entertained. Book now at or check out First Choice's Madeira deals.

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The Aqua Natura Madeira Hotel has so much to keep kids entertained



New Zealand


Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands





South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha



Turks and Caicos Islands: If you are seeking a little bit of privacy, check out Bianca Sands on Grace Bay. The oceanfront property offers suites with full kitchens, but is also just a walk away from the island's best shopping and dining. Book now at

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Escape to paradise in Turks and Caicos

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