Caribbean islands among destinations likely to be added to green list

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<p>Dickenson Bay in Antigua.</p> (Getty)

Dickenson Bay in Antigua.


The British Virgin Islands and a number of Caribbean islands are among a limited number of destinations likely to be added to the Government’s travel green list.

According to the Telegraph, The British Virgin Islands alongside Antigua and Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis and Anguilla are likely to be added to the list due to their low infection rates.

The British Virgin Islands, a British overseas territory, opened to tourists on December 1 and requires travellers to test upon arrival and quarantine for four days in their hotel or villa.

Since the start of the pandemic, it has had just 216 cases and one death.

Many Caribbean islands require tourists to be tested before or on arrival and most are running "bubble" policies where travellers are required to stay at their designated hotel or villa.

The current green list allows Britons to travel to Portugal, Israel, Gibraltar, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei, Iceland and the Faroe Islands and the Falklands.

This is in addition to the remote territories of the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.

Despite being on the green list, people will not be able to go on holiday to Australia, New Zealand or Singapore as they are closed to UK tourists.

The new "green list" is expected to be decided in the week running up to June 7, when the second phase of destinations will be opened to holidaymakers.

The third set of additions to the "green list" are predicted to coincide with the June 28 review of the Government’s foreign travel policy.

UK holidaymakers who have received two jabs will be able to use the NHS phone app as a so-called Covid vaccine passport from next week.

Once the foreign travel ban is lifted on May 17, Downing Street said those going abroad could open the app upon arrival to prove they have had two doses.

Those without smartphones were told to call 119 to order a letter confirming their vaccination status.

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