Travel will legally be allowed from Monday, May 17, with countries being split into three categories; green, amber, red, depending on their Covid-19 risk status.
In total, 12 countries and territories have been added to the ‘green list’, including Portugal, Singapore, Iceland, Gibraltar and Israel.
However, many ‘green list’ countries will continue to place restrictions on UK travellers, including quarantine measures, so passengers are encouraged to check all requirements and FCDO travel advice before they book any foreign travel.
Arrivals from green list countries will need to take a pre-departure test as well as a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test on or before day two of their arrival back into the UK – but will not need to quarantine on return (unless they receive a positive result) or take any additional tests.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “Today marks the first step in our cautious return to international travel, with measures designed above all else to protect public health and ensure we don’t throw away the hard-fought gains we’ve all strived to earn this year.
“This is a new way of doing things, and people should expect travel to be different this summer – with longer checks at the borders, as part of tough measures to prevent new strains of the virus entering the country and putting our fantastic vaccine rollout at risk.”
These are all the green list destinations that you can travel to from May 17 - with flights available at Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport.