Covid-19 travel amber list: a guide to rules in top holiday destinations

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These five popular destinations for Britons may be on the UK’s amber list but they’re opening the door to holidaymakers. We gauge the current restrictions and entry requirements in France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia

Like so many changes to the UK’s Covid rules over the past 14 months, the new traffic light system for international travel came into force this week amid confusion, frustration and dismay. After a five-month foreign holiday ban, British holidaymakers were legally allowed to travel for leisure to destinations on the green list from 17 May, though in practice only three of the 12 “green” countries and territories were free of entry restrictions: Portugal, Madeira and Gibraltar.

Travellers to Portugal are still required to present a negative PCR test result on arrival, among other paperwork, as Guardian Travel writer Kevin Rushby discovered when he travelled to Faro on assignment this week.

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