Your complete guide to travelling to the Balearic Islands and other green list countries
The UK has expanded its green list with the Balearic Islands now being added - this means Brit’s can travel to Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca without needing to quarantine on Return to the UK. The good news is that beyond this, many other countries have also made the list. It’s time to get booking your trip - and the all-important tests!
What tests do you need to travel to the Balearic Islands?
To travel to the Balearic Islands from the UK, you will need to take a test within 48 hours prior to travelling, unless you have had both doses of the vaccine (at elast 14 days before). According to the GOV UK entry requirements, PCR, TMA, LAMP, NEAR tests are accepted. Our PCR Fit to Fly test usually takes between 24-36 hours for a result once the test has reached the lab. Once you have a negative result, you will be able to board your flight.
What tests do you need when you travel back from the Balearic Islands?
Once you have soaked up the sun and are due to head home, you must take a Return to the UK test. Return to the UK tests are mandated under UK Government regulations stating that all arrivals must have tested negative for Covid-19 within 72hrs of their arrival. Qured offers a pre-departure LFD test for this. You should order this test before leaving the UK and take it with you. While you are on your holiday, you will have a video consultation with one of our Health Advisors while you take your test. It's quick, simple and convenient, so there's no need to worry about how you're going to find a test abroad!
Once you arrive back in the UK, you are required to take a Day 2 test. This is a PCR test, and you must book this before you arrive in the UK (border control will ask for proof of purchase). You do not need to quarantine when you arrive unless your Day 2 test result comes back as positive.
Don’t forget to fill in your passenger location forms for both legs of the journey!
What other countries are on the green list?
The green list update included some other outstanding tourist destinations. They include Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Madeira and Malta. There are now 27 countries and territories on the list (you can view the complete list here). The rules for entering different countries can change frequently; you should always check the entry requirements for your destination.
If you are travelling to any green list countries, use the promo code GREENLISTUPDATE to get 10% off your order!
Written by Lauren MacEwan, Business Development at Qured
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