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Three Countries That Will Be On The Green List From May 17th!

We've all been waiting for good news and things are looking up as the green list will soon be announced leading up to the relaxing on the ban of travel. I've narrowed it down to the three countries that are most likely to be welcoming U.K. travellers this summer. Remember even though we have been given the go ahead those countries may not be accepting U.K. travellers, so make sure to do your research.


This is based on vaccination rates in each individual country. From May 17th these countries look likely to be added to the green list. Being on the green list means on return from a country, you will need to take pre-departure test and PCR test but you will not need to quarantine on arrival back in the U.K.


The full list of green list countries are:


5. Brunei


All details subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.



Gardens by the Bay, Singapore - Unsplash
Marina bay, Singapore - Unsplash

Singapore

Singapore is known as the most expensive city in the world. But it is so much more to it, it is also the cleanest, most entertaining and more. Also known as The Lion City it offers you countless adventures.


Things to do

Get a futuristic feel at the Gardens by the Bay.

Explore Singapore's oldest Buddhist Temple, Thian Hock Keng.

Enjoy the greenery during a walk along The Southern Ridges.

Witness some of the world's rarest mangroves at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.

Vibe to Singaporean music at Blu Jaz, Timbre or Hood Bar.

See the wildlife in during the Night Safari.

Visit Jewel before leaving Changi airport.


Where to stay

Luxury

Naumi Hotel - Central Business District


Mid-range

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway - Orchard Gateway

Lloyd's inn - Somerset


Budget

Hotel 81 Gold - Geylang District

Travel requirements

Singapore are not currently letting U.K. visitors. However for those eligible to enter you need to have a negative PCR test result.



 

Vik, Iceland - Unsplash
Icelandic horses in Höfn, Iceland - Unsplash
Seljalandsfoss, Iceland - Unsplash
Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon, Iceland - Unsplash


Iceland

Iceland is a country that most want to visit, and this could be the perfect time. Known as the Land of Fire and Ice due to its volcanoes and glaciers it's not a surprise why this country has gained so much traction from holidaymakers. June is the perfect month for hot spring bathing and staying up late to enjoy the midnight sun.


Things to do

Soak in the hot springs - Blue Lagoon or GeoSea sea baths.

Be awed by the Great Geysirs.

Go diving where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meets.

Witness the northern lights.

Explore the black sand at Reynisfjara beach.

Try not to get swept away by the waterfalls - Gullfoss, Hengifoss and many more.


Where to stay


Luxury

Hotel Rangá - Hella

ION Adventure Hotel - Nesjavellir


Mid-range

201 Hotel - Kopavogur

Skuggi Hotel - Reykjavik


Budget

The Barn Hostel -Vík

Galaxy Pod Hostel - Reykjavik


Entry requirements

As of now you still need to quarantine and present a negative PCR test. However for those vaccinated you may be able to bypass those requirements.


You can also provide a certificate of previous Covid infection enabling those with antibodies to be exempt from the testing and quarantining.



 


The Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar - Unsplash
Saint Michael's Cave, Gibraltar - Unsplash
The harbor, Gibraltar - Unsplash
Barbary Macaques, Gibraltar - Unsplash

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is often visited as a day trip but why not have an extended stay and see more that the country has to offer. Not only does it boast warm weather all year round it is home to some unique experiences.


Things to do

See both the north coast of Africa and Europe from the top of the rock of Gibraltar.

Marvel at the Saint Michael's caves.

Get your nature fix whilst dolphin watching.

Relax along Catalan bay beach.

Get your adrenaline rushing whilst walking over the Windsor Suspension Bridge.



Where to stay


Luxury

Sunborn Gibraltar - Ocean Village Promenade

The Eliott Hotel - Governor's Parade

The Rock Hotel - Upper Town



Mid-range

Bristol Hotel - Cathedral Square

Holiday Inn Express - North District



Entry requirements

Nothing has been revealed as yet. However, it is very likely a negative PCR test will be needed. I will keep this updated as and when I find out more information.



 










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