Ministers last night dropped advice against travel to 32 countries ahead of an update to the ‘no-go’ red list.
They were not on the red list – but the move means it will be easier for travellers to get insurance to visit them. More countries are expected to be given the go-ahead for non-essential travel in the coming days.
The Foreign Office said it was no longer advising against leisure trips to destinations including Fiji (pictured, stock image), Malaysia and Bangladesh
The Government is also on Wednesday expected to significantly slash the number of countries on the red list, opening up quarantine-free travel to dozens of hotspots in a boost for half-term holidays.
The traffic light system was scrapped on Monday and replaced with one red list and a safe ‘rest of the world’ category.
Among those expected to be taken off the red list are Cape Verde, Indonesia, Mexico, Cuba, all of mainland South America and southern and eastern Africa.
As it stands, arrivals from these countries must quarantine in a hotel for 11 nights on arrival at a cost of