The seven places we can fly to this summer - (fingers and toes crossed!)

The government is expected to put these countries on its green traffic light system for UK travel

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When it comes to the summer holidays for 2021, the thought of being able to pack a suitcase and hit the airport for even the shortest of mini-breaks would mean the world to some people.

And while it's been too tricky to plan too far ahead, with the ever-changing state of the world health pandemic making a UK staycation desirable, it's a perfect time for us spur of the moment types to grab our best eReaders and think about where we'd like to jet off to when we get given the green light from the government.

A special traffic light system is being put together that will signal which countries will be open to overseas visitors as early as 17th May. Countries will be categorised as "red", "amber" or "green" depending on the proportion of their population that has been vaccinated, its infection rates, the prevalence of variants of concern, and its capacity to sequence their genomes.

And while we get used to the lockdown restrictions lifting come 12th April, the government's official green light list isn't expected to be released until as late as 10th May, travel experts have crunched the numbers to see which countries are expected to be on that travel green list...





The Caribbean




Selina Maycock
Selina Maycock

Selina is a Senior Celebrity Writer with more than 13 years experience in newspapers and magazines. She is currently Senior Entertainment writer for, and

Before joining Future [formerly TI Media], Selina spent two years as a Showbiz Freelance Writer, worked as a Showbiz Writer at Heat magazine. Selina previously spent six years as Acting News Editor and Entertainment Reporter at the Scunthorpe Telegraph where she was awarded a O2 Media Judges' Special Award for helping a terminally ill cancer sufferer realise his dying wish and marry his childhood sweetheart.

When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her getting into a spin on the ice, planning her next Mini adventure or making memories!