Germany and Norway among 7 countries added to the green list from Monday

Seven countries have been added to the green travel list to give UK holidaymakers a boost.

Germany, Austria, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Latvia have been added to the list of countries without quarantine, joining popular destinations such as Croatia and Malta.

France has been taken off the orange-plus list, meaning double-vaccinated passengers will no longer need to self-isolate upon their return to the UK.

Double-vaccinated passengers from France will no longer need to self-isolate after a major overhaul of travel restrictions.

The country has seen a significant drop in beta cases, which ministers say may be more resistant to vaccines.

But the government still urges travelers to take a PCR test before returning from Spain.

From July 19, double-bitten tourists were able to travel to Orange List countries without having to self-isolate upon their return to the UK.

Mark Drakeford unhappy with UK government’s handling of travel restriction (PA) changes (PA Wire)

The latest travel restrictions are believed to result in increased bookings in France, but the country’s prolonged use of the health pass has dashed hopes for a carefree summer getaway.

France took a big step into a post-pandemic future on Monday by demanding that people show a QR code proving they have the pass before they can enter restaurants and cafes or cross the country by plane, by train or bus.

The measure is part of a government plan to encourage more people to get vaccinated against Covid-19 and slow an upsurge in infections.

In Norway, travelers from England and Wales who are fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from a coronavirus infection will be able to enter Norway freely from Monday.

Fully vaccinated Britons can also enter Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Latvia.

Entry into Austria from the UK is currently prohibited by Austrian law. A list of exceptions is available on the website of the Austrian Embassy in London.

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