Canary and Balearic Islands green list snub – green list hopes dashed for islands

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Green list status would mean there was no need to quarantine on return for British holidaymakers.

Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, among the other Balearic Islands, have not made it to the list.

This was the first review of the green list, and many holidaymakers and those in the tourism industry will be disappointed.

It had been thought there was a “good chance” of the countries making the list. 

Antonio Mayor, President of the Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia Hotel Association Hosbec said: “We were told the Valencian Autonomous Community which includes the Costa Blanca wouldn’t be treated differently from the rest of mainland Spain despite its low rate of coronavirus.

“The impression I was left with was that there was a good chance the Balearic Islands could be included on the next green list but not necessarily the Canary Islands because it’s not doing the same amount of genome sequencing to identify the different strains of Covid.”

Portugal is set to come off the green list and be moved to the amber list, it has been reported. 

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

It had been thought a number of holiday hotspots in the Caribbean, including Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada, as well as Malta, Morocco and Finland would be added to the list.

If any of the predicted nations make the cut, holidaymakers who jet off will only be required to self-isolate upon their return home if either of their tests comes back with a positive result.

However, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he will “not hesitate” to move countries from green to amber or red if it is necessary.

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