What is the amber plus list and which countries could go on it?

BRITS were given fresh hope for holidays abroad this summer after the government announced that double-vaxxed travellers can skip the amber list quarantine rules.

However, some countries on the amber list are not included in this, which has since been dubbed the “amber plus” list.

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Countries are being added to what is dubbed the “amber plus” listCredit: PA

It is yet to be confirmed by the UK government as an additional restriction on the traffic light scheme which includes green, green watchlist, amber and red.

Here is everything you need to know about the amber plus list.

What are the amber plus travel rules?

Brits who have had two doses of the vaccine, with the second one at least 14 days prior to travelling, can skip the 10-day quarantine if returning from amber countries.

However, countries on the amber plus list are not included in this.

This means even fully vaccinated Brits must still quarantine for 10 days at home when returning from the countries on the list.

They must also have a pre-arrival Covid test and a filled in Passenger Locator Form, as well as two tests on day two and day eight pre-booked.

What countries are on the amber plus list?

The only country currently on the amber plus list is France.

It was announced last week that the country would not be included in the new amber list exemption.

Ministers said they were forced to act quickly late on Friday after concern over the spread of the Beta coronavirus variant in France.

Holidaymakers were forced to return from France after the new rules were introduced.

Which countries could be added to the amber plus list?

It is feared that Spain and Greece could be added to the amber plus list as both countries see soaring cases.

They also have much higher rates of the Beta variant than France, which was added to the amber plus list.

This could see them move to the list if government officials fear the variant could threaten the UK vaccine rollout due to their resistance against it.

The government confirmed that the countries wouldn’t be added any time soon.

However, they could be added to the list from August 4, the date of the next travel review.

The new rules for amber list countries are in place from July 19

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The new rules for amber list countries are in place from July 19
MP Paul Skully on Spain being put on the amber watchlist

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