In response to the announcement of quarantine free countries issued by the UK Government on Friday Julia Lo Bue-Said, CEO The Advantage Travel Partnership commented: “Whilst the announcement by the UK Government on Friday of a long list of countries for potential travel is welcome it has proved confusing for travel agents and consumers. As a result our members did not see the anticipated spike in bookings on Saturday 4 July and onwards into this week. We have analysed the Government’s list and have created our own simplified version to help agents best advise customers and cut through the confusion.
“The list is segmented into two areas. Green countries are those where there is no quarantine currently required in destination or on arrival back into the UK and no additional COVID-19 checks. This currently amounts to 15 countries including popular destinations like: France; Spain; Italy and Croatia. Amber countries are those where no quarantine is currently required in destination or the UK but where some COVID-19 testing requirements are needed. This list amounts to 19 countries and includes: Germany; Greece; Malta and Turkey and areas of the Caribbean.
“This list forms another asset as part of our ‘Say Hello To…’ recovery campaign launched last week. We hope it will help those agents who have had a spike in enquiries convert those into bookings. The list also supports our over-arching ‘Count on Us’ campaign which urges consumers thinking about booking a holiday to talk to a travel agent who will give them expert advice and the best support for all of their future travel plans.”
The live version of this list can be found here.