Today, the 17th May, marks the day when the UK ban on international leisure flights is officially lifted, with holidaymakers beginning to jet out of the UK for holidays to ‘green list’ countries.
The ‘green list’ is a guide of places that the public can visit safely without needing to quarantine on return to England and include Australia, Brunei, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal (inclusive Azores & Madeira), Singapore, South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension & Tristan du Cunha.
According to LancsLive, Portugal will welcome 16 flights from England at Faro Airport in the Algarve today. Tui has also said that it will be using aircraft that is normally reserved for long-haul routes in order to accommodate the surge of passengers while EasyJet has added 105,000 extra seats to its flights serving green-tier destinations this summer.
When traveling to any countries on the ‘green list’, holidaymakers will still need to take a pre-departure Covid test in order to receive a ‘Fit-to-Fly’ certificate before their flight as well as another test up to 72 hours before their return travel. They will also need a single PCR test on or before day 2 of their arrival back into England. These tests can only be booked and paid for through private suppliers, such as Test Assurance Group (TAG).
Test Assurance Group provide specialist Covid-19 testing, and currently have testing sites at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and in Wilmslow, Cheshire, providing the gold standard of testing with quick and reliable results.
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