Staycation or going abroad? Readers share their holiday views as green list updated

As holidaymakers rush to book trips to ‘green’ destinations following a Government announcement, readers have shared their views on travelling abroad this summer.

Changes to the UK Government’s travel list were announced on Thursday, June 24, prompting a surge in demand for trips.

Fourteen countries and territories were moved to green status in the latest announcement, including Spain’s Balearic Islands, Malta and Madeira.

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Will you be going abroad this summer? Picture: Pixabay.

There is no requirement to quarantine on return from a green-list country, but Covid tests must be taken in line with Government requirements.

We asked our readers whether they planned to travel abroad this summer.

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This is what you said on our social media pages:

Bill Middlemass: “Until the world lines up its rules, I'm staying clear of it. Plenty to see in the UK.”

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Dorothy Cooper: “The rules could change in a heartbeat mid-holiday and you could end up with a huge bill for extra costs.”

Stacey Liddle: “Get me on that plane, September not summer, but I will be going.”

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Dane Clark: “Not if I need to show vaccine proof.”

Paul Rutter: “Borders should be closed until vaccinations are rolled out at whatever your destination.”

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Kevin Robson: “No, no hurry at all. I think there are a still a few spoilers to come out of ‘Pandemic’s Box’.”

Eve Allen: “We need to support our own economy.”

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Gordon Wray: “Deffo yes as prices in this country went through the roof, cheaper to go abroad and safer.”

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Carl Gorse: “Not really we have plenty of places here, let's spend it on local tourism whom need it most.”

Marilyn Briggs: “In a heartbeat.”

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Jenna Rutherford: “Yes but not if [you] have to wear masks.”

Lozzy Lozbuds: “Not while there's a traffic light system in place and you have to be tested. I want to be more certain that nothing will change when I book things.”

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James Clare: “No, and I know loads of people who would normally travel quite a lot who aren't going to this year either.

"It's the hassle, travelling in masks, masks when you get there, having to pay a lot extra for tests, the constantly changing rules etc.

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"It takes away a lot of the fun of going on holiday.”

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