Popular holiday destinations including Jamaica, Barbados, Malta and the Canary and Balearic islands should be immediately moved onto the UK’s green list, a top travel expert said today

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Popular holiday destinations including Jamaica, Barbados, Malta and the Canary and Balearic islands should be immediately moved onto the UK’s green list, a top travel expert said today. 

Paul Charles, chief executive at The PC Agency, also included Grenada, Morocco and Finland as green on his unofficial traffic light system based on current infection rates and the percentage of people who have been vaccinated.  

The UK government gives a traffic light ranking to each country based on a complex raft of data, including test rates per 100,000 and the ability to do regular genomic sequencing to check for variants. 

It comes as officials in the Balearic Islands and Canary Islands revealed they are hoping to make the UK’s green list in the next ‘traffic light’ system review at the start of next month, even if mainland Spain remains on amber.

Officials have not made public the benchmark number of positive tests per 100,000 a country must not breach to be ranked green, daftar akun sbobet making it difficult to compare the system with unofficial alternatives.

But Mr Charles said his green list is based on ‘official sources from various governments’.

Mr Charles told MailOnline: ‘We have added the additional column showing what countries should be on the green list based at looking at the infection rates and the percentage of the population who have been vaccinated in each country.

The benchmarks we have used are based on knowledge gathered from official sources both in the UK and other countries.’

He revealed ‘several criteria determine a country’s colour’, but only two are key – the 14-day infection rate and ‘ability to do regular genomic sequencing, to check for variants’.  

Paul Charles, chief executive at The PC Agency, also included Grenada, Morocco and Finland as green on his unofficial traffic light system based on current infection rates and the percentage of people who have been vaccinated

Paul Charles, chief executive at The PC Agency, also included Grenada, Morocco and Finland as green on his unofficial traffic light system based on current infection rates and the percentage of people who have been vaccinated

Paul Charles, chief executive at The PC Agency, also included Grenada, Morocco and Finland as green on his unofficial traffic light system based on current infection rates and the percentage of people who have been vaccinated

Officials have not made public the benchmark number of positive tests per 100,000 a country must not breach to be ranked green, making it difficult to compare the system with unofficial alternatives. But Mr Charles said his green list is based on 'official sources from various governments'. Pictured, Malta

Officials have not made public the benchmark number of positive tests per 100,000 a country must not breach to be ranked green, making it difficult to compare the system with unofficial alternatives. But Mr Charles said his green list is based on 'official sources from various governments'. Pictured, Malta

Officials have not made public the benchmark number of positive tests per 100,000 a country must not breach to be ranked green, making it difficult to compare the system with unofficial alternatives.

But Mr Charles said his green list is based on ‘official sources from various governments’. Pictured, Malta 

Mr Charles revealed 'several criteria determine a country's colour', but only two are key - the 14-day infection rate and 'ability to do regular genomic sequencing, to check for variants'. Pictured, Doctor's Cove beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Mr Charles revealed 'several criteria determine a country's colour', but only two are key - the 14-day infection rate and 'ability to do regular genomic sequencing, to check for variants'. Pictured, Doctor's Cove beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Mr Charles revealed ‘several criteria determine a country’s colour’, but only two are key – the 14-day infection rate and ‘ability to do regular genomic sequencing, to check for variants’.

Pictured, Doctor’s Cove beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Meanwhile, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed islands would be looked at separately when travel rules are updated on June 7.

Iago Negueruela, the Balearic Islands’ tourism minister, has spent several weeks campaigning for the region to be treated separately from the Spanish mainland so British tourists can book holidays without having to quarantine on their return.

On Twitter he wrote: ‘Balearic society has made a titanic effort together in the last year.

Now it’s time to reap the benefits of the restrictions: we will recover pre-pandemic air connectivity thanks to our health security.’ 

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