Grant Shapps discusses changes to ‘green list’
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The reports come just two weeks after the islands were put on the green list. As these islands are on the green list, returning Britons do not need to self-isolate.
While these holiday hotspots remain on the green list at present, it’s been suggested Ibiza, Menorca and Majorca could be put back on the “amber list”.
A source told The Sun: “It’s all still up for discussion, but the figures aren’t great which is why it was on the watch list in the first place.”
The Government website states the Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca) are on the green list, however it adds that they are specifically on a “green watchlist”.
This means they are at risk of moving from green to amber.
Meanwhile, mainland Spain and the Canary Islands are on the amber list.
Cases have tripled in Spain over the past fortnight, rising to 368 cases per 100,000 people.
There were more than 21,000 new cases on July 9 in Spain.
People arriving in England from a green list country must take a COVID-19 test on or before day two after they arrive.
If the test result is negative, they won’t need to quarantine.
However, they will need to quarantine if NHS Test & Trace states they travelled to England with someone who did test positive for the virus.
“You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19,” GOV.UK explains.
Children aged four and under don’t need to take this test.
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