Indian coronavirus strain designated 'variant of concern' Exclusive: End of masks in the classroom as PM defies unions Under-40s to be offered AstraZeneca alternative Cost of flights to popular holiday destinations rockets Emmanuel Macron accuses UK and US of hoarding Covid vaccines Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial Portugal, Iceland, Gibraltar and Israel are among only 12 countries or territories on the Government’s green list for quarantine-free travel from May 17 unveiled today. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, said the limited list - including countries such as Australia and New Zealand that remain closed to foreign visitors - represented a “cautious” resumption of international travel Most popular European destinations including Greece, France, Spain and Italy are on an amber list requiring any holidaymakers to quarantine for ten days on their return and take two PCR tests. Malta, which had been expected to be on the green list, is amber but could turn green when the list is reviewed three weeks after the May 17 re-start. Mr Shapps urged Britons to avoid travel to “amber” list countries in the meantime as he warned that the extra border checks which all holidaymakers faced on their return would mean longer queues at airports. Other countries on the green list include Singapore, which requires 21 days quarantine for any arrival, Brunei, Faroe Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan de Cunha. Three countries - Turkey, the Maldives and Nepal - are added to the red list - which requires any Britons returning to the UK to quarantine for 10 days in Government approved hotels at a cost of £1,750 per person. Follow the latest updates below.