BRITS desperate for a foreign holiday this summer have been thrown a lifeline by the government today.

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that double vaccinated adults won't have to quarantine on return from amber list countries from July 19.

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Children have also been exempted from self-isolation, meaning that family holidays to countries like Spain, Greece and Italy can go ahead.

Children and double vaccinated adults will also be able to skip the day 8 PCR test from July 19.

Unvaccinated Brits aged 18 and over will still have to self-isolate for 10 days after arrival in England and take a pre-arrival test, plus two PCR tests on day 2 and 8 after arrival.

No changes have been made to entry requirements from red list countries though, with anyone arriving into England from this list still needing to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days and take three Covid tests – pre-arrival, on day 2 and day 8 after arrival.

Meanwhile, Brits visiting green list destinations only require a pre-arrival Covid test and a second PCR test on day two.

While the destinations on each list can change at short notice, here are the full list of countries on each list.

What countries are on the green list?

The green list is the smallest of the lists, with the following destinations on it:

  • Anguila
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Balearic Islands (including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca)
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Iceland
  • Israel and Jerusalem
  • Madeira
  • Malta
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
  • Singapore
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

However, some of them are on the green "watch list" which means they could move to amber at short notice.

Destinations not on the watch list include Iceland, Gibraltar, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Malta, Madeira, the Balearics and Barbados are all on the watch list.

What countries are on the amber list?

The following countries are on the amber list:

  • Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • The Bahamas
  • Balearic Islands 
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands, Tokelau, Niue
  • CĂ´te d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic (Czechia)
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece (including islands)
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Madagascar
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • The Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Poland
  • Portugal (including the Azores but not Madeira)
  • RĂ©union
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain (including the Canary Islands but not the Balearics)
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Maarten
  • St Martin and St BarthĂ©lemy
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United States (USA)
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen

Most of the popular European holiday hotspots are on the list, including Spain, Portugal, France and Greece.

What countries are on the red list?

The following countries are on the red list, which means all non-essential travel is banned:

  • Angola
  • Afghanistan
  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Bahrain
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sri Lanka
  • South Africa
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

While many of them are not popular holiday destinations for Brits, the red list does include Turkey, the Maldives and the UAE, which includes Dubai.

Brits will also have to check the entry restrictions for their holiday destination, as many are enforcing quarantines or mandatory tests.

Both Portugal and Malta are only welcoming fully-vaccinated Brits, along with France while Spain now requires a negative test, or proof of both jabs, from all UK arrivals.

Brits heading to Cyprus will need to have two Covid tests unless they are fully vaccinated from tomorrow.

However, Germany has recently lifted restrictions for Brits who are fully vaccinated, after initially closing their borders to the UK due to the Delta variant.

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