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Five countries which could go on green travel list as Turkey hopes to be moved off red

The Turkish embassy in London has spoken up the country’s chances of being reclassified as amber at a travel traffic light system update later this week, making holidays there much more likely

Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list
Turkish officials have tipped it to be taken off the travel red list

Turkish officials have said the country will soon be off the travel red list as five other nations look set to go green.

On Thursday the UK government will announce its latest travel traffic light update.

The system determines which countries Brits can travel to and from and under what circumstances,

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Shapps warns of new Covid mutation as Portugal is removed from green travel list

Portugal will be removed from the green travel list as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps raised concerns of a new coronavirus mutation and rising cases.

Labour criticised the “chaos” as reports about the travel restrictions dripped out of the Government on Thursday without official confirmation.

Unattributed reports suggested Portugal would be put on the amber list following a meeting between the Westminster and devolved governments, as well as the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

People returning to the UK from amber list countries must self-isolate at home for 10 days as part of coronavirus restrictions.

Meanwhile, seven countries – Afghanistan, Bahrain, Costa Rica,

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How long will Turkey be on the red list? Latest travel advice for summer holidays

Turkish holiday hopes have been dealt a severe blow this week with the announcement that the country has been added to the UK’s “red list” of destinations.

Under the new traffic light system set to replace the current ban on international travel, it will be subject to the harshest travel restrictions, with visitors travelling from Turkey to the UK required to enter a quarantine hotel for 11 days at a cost of up to £1,750.

The news comes as a particular disappointment following the Turkish government’s decision to allow Britons to travel for summer holidays without a vaccination certificate or

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Can I visit Dubai? The latest travel advice as the red list hangs over holiday hopes

The Government has announced the traffic light system that will replace the UK’s current blanket travel ban, but holidays to Dubai look set to remain firmly in the red for the foreseeable future. 

Dubai’s borders have been open since July 2020. However, its quarantine-free status for UK travellers ended in January after the UAE was added to the UK’s “red list” of countries. Travellers returning from the UAE, including Dubai, are now subject to 10 days of hotel quarantine at a cost of up to £1,750.

According to Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, 16.73 million tourists visited

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