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Summer holidays will be back on the cards for Brits, with travel due to return from May 17 at the earliest, with countries placed on a green, amber or red list that determines rules on quarantine and testing when you're back in the UK.
The green list is the most appealing for holidaymakers with no self-isolation required when you're back, but the amber list could also pave the way for holidays.
That's because travel will likely be allowed, as long as you self-isolate for 10 days when you return to the UK - which you can do at home (red list spots will require a stay at a quarantine hotel).
You'll also need to take PCR tests when you arrive, on day two of your self-isolation, on day five (with a negative test result releasing you early) and day eight.
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So while not exactly ideal, it could pave the way for travel if you did want to head abroad.
The amber list will feature what the government determines to be 'moderate-risk countries', with factors including numbers of Covid cases and a vaccination programme.
We don't yet know which countries will be on which list - the government is due to- but in the meantime we take a look at some of the countries likely to feature on the amber list...
Spain has been seeing a fourth wave of coronavirus cases, so it's unlikely to feature on the green list. However, the number of cases has been more manageable compared to previous waves, and the country is already rolling out a vaccination programme.
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It recently- although it's still illegal to travel abroad for a holiday in the UK.
The country's tourism minister Fernando Valdés previously said that the Spanish government was in talks with the UK regarding making travel between the two countries easier in time for summer, for example by.
Greece has the potential to feature on either the green or amber list - or even both.
That's because the country has been seeing a rise in the numbers of Covid cases, but it has started rolling out vaccines which could see it be an amber destination.
However, the Foreign Office has previously advised against travel to parts of Greece, while exempting some Greek Islands from this advice.
Currently Greece is aiming to, so it will be on offer to Brits when the UK's travel restrictions lift.
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The Greek Islands have since launched 'Operation Freedom', a vaccination programme which aims to have jabbed the populations ofso that not only will residents feel safe, but holidaymakers can get a confidence boost when booking holidays.
Cyprus is currently undergoing a third wave of coronavirus, and is estimated to have vaccinated about 8.4% of its population according to, so it's unlikely to feature on the green list.
The country has said it would reopen to Brits from May when the UK's travel restrictions lift, although initially this would be open to vaccinated tourists only. This could pave the way for some travel to Cyprus being allowed, depending on how the country's Covid situation progresses over the next few weeks.
Turkey has said that it expects to welcome UK holidaymakers this summer even if they have not been vaccinated or taken a recent test. It's worth noting that the Turkish authorities are due to assess this plan in mid-late April.
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However, the country is seeing a steady increase in its numbers of Covid cases, so whether Brits are allowed to visit will be dependent on the situation over the next few weeks.
Croatia's numbers of Covid cases have been relatively low compared to other European destinations, but in recent weeks it has begun to see an increase.
Again, how the situation evolves over the next few weeks will be a key factor in which list it ends up on, but it seems unlikely that it would end up on a red list as its numbers are still lower than other holiday destinations, and it has begun to roll out vaccines.
France entered a third national lockdown back in March due to an increase of Covid cases in the country.
However there seems to be a steady decline in the number of infections - so this paired with the fact the country has begun its vaccine roll-out could be key in whether the destination is one of the destinations Brits can visit.
Earlier this year France actually, although the UK restrictions still prohibit travelling abroad for a holiday.
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