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Update 15th July 2021

The UK Government has announced its approach to restart international travel from 17 May. This includes a green, amber and red traffic light system. The current traffic light system will be reviewed by the Government every three weeks, with the latest changes coming into effect from 4am 19th July 2021 which include moving the Balearics Islands (including Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza) from the green to the amber list, with Croatia and Bulgaria added to the green list


On 8th July the government announced that fully vaccinated UK residents arriving in England from amber travel list destinations will no longer have to quarantine from 19th July. Under-18s returning from amber list places will also be exempt from quarantine. It will still be a requirement to take a PCR test two days after their arrival in England, but will no longer be required to take one after 10 days. A full vaccination means 14 days have passed since your final dose of the vaccine.


Please keep up to date on the entry requirements for all countries by clicking here


Regardless of a country’s colour within the traffic light system, a number of additional important factors could impact customers holidays. We are reviewing bookings and if your holiday is impacted we will be in touch in departure date order to confirm your options.


If Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advice against non-essential travel to your destination, we will contact customers prior to the departure date to advise of your options. You can check the current FCDO advice here but please note that FCDO advice is subject to change.


To help with this process, please do not contact us as this will delay us contacting customers, please be patient and await a call from our team.

Green List

Before you travel to England you must:


On arrival in England

  • You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.

  • Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.
  • You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
  • You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Green list countries from the 19th July are:


Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Malta, Montserrat, New Zealand, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands.


Please see the government website for more information.

Amber List

From 4am Monday 19 July you will not need to quarantine on arrival in England or take a day 8 COVID-19 test, as long as you:

  • have been fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme

  • have not been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England

Fully vaccinated means that you have had your final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before the date you arrive in England.


You will still need to book a day 2 test to take when you arrive in England.


You will need to:

  • declare that you have been fully vaccinated on your passenger locator form

  • show proof of your vaccination status to your carrier (ferry, airline or train) when you travel

Read about how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status.


Children under the age of 18, who are returning to the UK, and people taking part in formally approved COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials will also be exempt from requirements to quarantine and take the day 8 test.


If you are not fully vaccinated under the UK vaccination programme, you will have to quarantine on arrival and take both the day 2 and day 8 tests.


There will be over 100 countries on the amber list as of 19th July which include Portugal, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece and Greek islands, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Spain & USA.

Red List

Before you travel to England you must:

On arrival in England


On arrival in England you must:

There will be over 60 countries are on the red list from 19th July and include UAE (including Dubai), Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, India, Maldives, Seychelles, South African, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, & Turkey.


For a complete list of countries on the traffic light system please visit the government website.


Please note that this is a fast-moving situation with details that are frequently changing. We will endeavour to provide all customers with updates as and when they become available.

Book with Confidence for Summer Today

You can book your summer holiday now and beat the rush of bookings expected in the coming weeks and months.

At Teletext Holidays we want to put your mind at ease, so book with us and benefit from these benefits -

Free cancellations & amendments

We're removing the fees that we normally charge should you want to amend or cancel your booking up to 7 days prior to departure, meaning you can take a while longer to consider your travel options. We have also negotiated directly with some of our top selling hotels so that we can offer no cancellation fees on stays up to just 7 days before departure.

COVID-19 Booking Protection

Book with confidence and know that the cost of your holiday is protected if it is affected by COVID-19. With Teletext Holidays you can reclaim the total cost of your holiday in the event that :


  1. Passengers who are named on the booking confirmation or who are travelling as part of the group booking receives a diagnosis of coronavirus within 14 days of the start of the trip or in the case of being admitted to hospital due to coronavirus within 28 days of the start of the trip.

  2. Passengers named on the booking confirmation or who are travelling as part of the group booking are denied boarding following either a coronavirus diagnosis or receiving a temperature or other medical test reading at the departure gate which falls outside of the transport providers terms of travel.

To claim, if you receive a positive coronavirus diagnosis before your holiday or if you are refused boarding then you’ll need to contact us immediately by emailing us at covidcover@teletext.co.uk with a contact number included in the email and a member of our team will contact you to help you rebook your holiday with us. T&C’s apply*

Low Deposits

Book you holiday for summer today and secure with a deposit starting from just £25pp for most European holiday destinations, and £99pp for long haul holidays.

COVID-Safe Hotels

Across our site you will find COVID-safe badges which highlight hotels which comply with local COVID rules and regulations, allowing you to book and enjoy your holiday in peace. More hotels are qualifying all the time so expect more badges to continue to appear.


This cover is subject to policy terms and conditions as specified below:
  • Is applicable for all bookings made on or after 3rd September 2020 and until further notice, and for UK departures only.
  • This cover provides protection in respect of rebooking your trip. However if for any reason you are unable to move or replace your booking and it cannot continue, we will offer a full refund.
  • The rebooking will be subject to any fare difference for the new date of travel and Teletext Holidays will not charge an admin fee for the rebooking.
  • The cover is for a booking up to a maximum value of £5,000 per person / £20,000 per booking.
  • You are still required to take out full personal travel insurance for the duration of your trip as per our booking terms and conditions.
  • The COVID Cover is not a replacement of the standard personal travel insurance that you are required to take out in respect of cancellation/curtailment/disruption (including as a result of Covid-19 when in destination), medical assistance and protection of valuables.
  • When making a claim, you will be required to contact our insurers who will validate the claim and may request evidence of the positive coronavirus diagnosis such as medical certificate or airline confirmation.
  • Teletext Holidays continues to follow FCO and DfT advice in respect of all destinations as outlined in UK Government guidance from time to time.

This policy has been arranged by Rock Insurance Services Limited and covers bookings between 3rd September 2020 until 31st January 2021. As of 1st February 2021, the policy is covered by Truly Travel Ltd.

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