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What are the entry rules for Portugal, Australia, and Israel?

UK holidaymakers are keen to get travelling again (Picture: Getty)

People in England will be able to visit the likes of Portugal, Australia, and Israel from May 17 without self-isolating on their return.

They are three of 12 countries that have made it onto the green list of the travel traffic light system, which is used to determine what safety measures are needed in order to travel to those places.

Amber and red list countries have stricter rules when it comes to self-isolation and quarantining.

People of the UK will be keen to book a summer holiday to a destination on the green list.

Here are what the entry rules are for Portugal, Australia and Israel…

What are the entry rules for Portugal?

Portugal has confirmed that they will welcome UK holidaymakers from May 17.

The country hasn’t confirmed entry requirements yet, but as UK holidaymakers make up a big part of its tourism market, it’s likely you’ll need to either show evidence of being vaccinated, or proof of a negative Covid-19 test result.

Currently, those travelling to Portugal must show proof of a negative PCR test result for Covid-19 at the time of boarding.

The test must have been taken within 72 hours of departure.

What are the entry rules for Australia?

Sydney harbour on a beautiful sunny day (Picture: Getty)

Australia are also yet to detail how the entry requirements will be changing come May 17.

Currently, all international travellers entering Australia need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility (for example a hotel) at their port of arrival.

Travellers will also have to undergo enhanced health screening on arrival before going into quarantine, with temperature checks and testing during quarantine.

What are the entry rules for Israel?

Israel will be welcoming fully vaccinated travellers from May 23 (Picture: Getty)

Israel plans to welcome back fully vaccinated tourists from May 23.

Anyone travelling will need to take a PCR test before boarding their flight to Israel, and you’ll also need to take a ‘serological test’ for proof of your vaccination when you arrive at the airport.

A serological test is an antibody test looks for the presence of antibodies, which are specific proteins made in response to infections.

What other countries are on the green list?

Will you be booking a holiday soon? (Picture: Getty)

The full list of green light countries are as follows:

  • Portugal including the Azores and Madeira
  • Israel
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Brunei
  • Iceland
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena, Tristan de Cunha, Ascension Island

Each country has its own entry rules, and so it is worth checking before booking.

Other countries may move up to the green category or down to amber or red depending on their Covid-19 rates – Grant Shapps has confirmed that the lists will be reviewed every three weeks.

For the full green, amber, and red lists visit gov.uk.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have not said when they might ease their strict travel rules.


Credit: Original article published here.

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