Coming hard on the heels of a UK Government minister admitting that adding France to the Amber+ list was actually based on infection levels on a French Island (Reunion), there are now reports that another list of countries may be created. We already have Red, Amber and Green as well as Amber+.
The new Amber Watch List will contain counties that may turn Red with little or no notice. The consequence being that arrivals from these countries would be forced in to government approved quarantine hotels at a cost of £1750 for 10 nights. (Rumoured to be going up to £2250 soon).
The Daily Mail reports that Spain and Italy, both popular destinations with British visitors could go in to this new category next week due to their infection rates of the Beta variant of COVID-19.
The report also suggests that France could come off the Amber+ plus list at the same time. Additionally Germany, Slovakia and Slovenia are rumoured to be added to the Green list when changes are made next week.