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Traffic Light Travel

With international travel given the go-ahead on 17 May, each destination is now on either the 'green', 'amber' or 'red' list as part of the government's traffic light system, depending on that country's number of cases and their individual vaccine programme.

What do the different traffic lights mean?


Green: You can travel to these destinations as long as the FCDO advise permits UK residents to travel, and no isolation is needed on return to the UK! Pre-departure and post-arrival tests will still be required at the cost of the traveller.

Amber: Subject to the FCDO advice allowing UK passengers to travel, you are able to travel to these countries, however will require a 10-day quarantine at home on return to the UK, as well as taking a pre-departure test and two PCR tests at the cost of the traveller.

Red: These are countries that are strongly advised against visiting, from which returning travellers must pay for a 10-day quarantine in a hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests.

Which countries are on the green list?

The destinations currently on the government's green list, that are featured in the Elegant Resorts portfolio, include...

- Singapore*
- Australia*
- New Zealand*
- Iceland*

*The current FCDO travel advice states UK residents are still not permitted to enter.

Some of the destinations currently on the government's amber list, that are featured in the Elegant Resorts portfolio, include...

- Portugal
- Barbados
- Antigua
- St Lucia
- Grenada
- Cyprus
- Crete
- Corfu
- Tenerife

The above details were updated following the latest government announcement on 3 June. The list will be reviewed every three weeks, and we endeavour to update this page as soon as possible following any government changes. For the most up-to-date list of destinations and further information on international travel, visit The FCDO Travel Advice website by clicking here.

Do I still need a COVID test before I travel? How do I get one?

Travel to all destinations (no matter where they fall on the traffic light scale) will require a PCR test prior to departure, and of course we'll be happy to recommend a list of companies that can assist with this at a discounted rate. Just speak to your Luxury Travel Specialist for more information.

What if I book a holiday and my chosen destination gets removed from the green list? Or what if my plans are impacted by COVID in another way?

We're all aware of just how quickly things can change when it comes to COVID, and so we're dedicated to providing you with complete peace of mind when booking your next luxury holiday. Our Elegant Promise pledges to keep all trips Flexible, Adaptable, Protected. Enjoy lower deposits, rightful refunds, no amendment fees, price matches and late balance payments.
Cobblers Cove, Barbados
Cobblers Cove, Barbados

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