Eight destinations including Majorca and the Canary Islands could be added to the government’s ‘green list’ following a review next week it has been claimed.
The government operate a traffic light system and there are currently 12 countries in the ‘green tier’, with Portugal the most popular holiday destination on the list that UK holidaymakers are allowed to enter with limited restrictions.
Brits do not need to self-isolate for 10 days after they return from countries on the greeen list.
However they must take a COVID-19 test on or before day two after they arrive back, reports the Liverpool Echo.
They then do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
Children aged four and under do not need to take a test.
Thousands of holidaymakers jetted off to Portuguese resorts such as the Algarve, when the ban on international travel was lifted on May 17.
And there is now hope other popular holiday hotspots could be opened up when the traffic light system is reviewed next week.
According to the Evening Standard, Paul Charles, chief executive of the PC Agency travel consultancy, says he believes Majorca, Ibiza, Tenerife and Malta could all be moved from the amber to green.
Mr Charles said analysis by his firm showed the Canary Islands, Finland, Jamaica, the Balearics, Barbados, Malta, Morocco and Grenada eight should be added to the green list.
He successfully predicted in April that most of Europe would be categorised as amber with Portugal and Gibraltar to be among a handful of ‘green’ destinations.
However separate analysis by Robert Boyle, a former BA strategist, added only a small number of countries could be reclassified.
He said Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Luxembourg could also moved onto the green list.
He said: “Putting the US on the green list would be massive news, but with the Government under fire for failing to put India on the red list early enough, I suspect they’ll want to be seen to be taking a cautious line.
“So the US is likely to just miss the cut this time round.
“But I do think it will be hard to find rational grounds to exclude it at the following review point later in June, unless variants of concern provide the excuse.”
When the green list was confirmed it was announced the countries on the list would be reviewed every three weeks.
This would mean the next update will be on June 7.