NEWS that Majorca is one of the latest destinations to be added to Government's green travel list is good news for bargain-hunting holidaymakers. 

Three flights per week from Teesside Airport currently travel to the Balearic Island over the summer months, according to the Teesside Airport website. 

Leaving on Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, tickets are set to quickly be snapped up by those wanting to jet off for some warmer weather. 

The first of a summer schedule of flights to Palma in Majorca lifted off on Tuesday, June 1, signalling the start of a new lease of life for the airport.

The Government is using a traffic light system to determine the quarantine and testing requirements for returning travellers.

Green means no quarantine and one post-arrival test, amber means a 10-day quarantine at home and two post-arrival tests, while red means hotel quarantine costing £1,750 for solo travellers.

Read more: Holidaymakers set off on FIRST Ryanair flight from Teesside in 10 years

Which countries have been added to the green list?

Popular tourist destinations Malta, Madeira, and the Balearic Islands will be added to the Government’s green list from June 30 at 4am.

A number of Caribbean islands have also made the list – Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Barbados and Grenada.

UK Overseas territories Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands will also be on the green list.

Previously, there were no viable major tourist destinations on the green list.
Not all green list countries are accepting UK travellers and some may also require a test, which would add to the cost of the trip.

Am I free to travel to the countries on the green and amber lists?  

Anyone travelling to Malta or Barbados from the UK must show evidence of a negative PCR test.

After the announcement on Thursday evening, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps added that “later in the summer” UK residents who are fully vaccinated will not have to isolate when travelling from amber list countries.

The Northern Echo: Meet the holidaymakers who set off on the first Ryanair flight from Teesside in 10 years Picture: SARAH CALDECOTTMeet the holidaymakers who set off on the first Ryanair flight from Teesside in 10 years Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Where can you fly to from Teesside Airport? 

The Northern Echo has taken a look at travel website Skyscanner to find out how much a ticket to Majorca costs. 

If you're thinking of quickly packing your bags and jetting off tomorrow (Saturday) then a one-way ticket costs just £53. 

But next Tuesday, June 29, is where the real bargain can be had. A one-way ticket is currently priced at just £20.

On Saturday, July 3, a one-way flight is priced at £59. 

  • Are you planning on visiting a green list destination as soon as possible? Let us know by emailing bill.edgar@newsquest.co.uk

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