Spain’s Balearic Islands have been struck off the government’s travel green list, just two weeks after they were promoted from amber, granting UK holiday-makers a quarantine-free travel status upon return. 

Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca and Formentera will officially revert to amber at 04:00 BST on Monday, meaning British holidaymakers in these destinations are now scrambling to get back to the UK in time to beat the quarantine deadline. Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, confirmed the decision on Wednesday night, and laid out other changes to the travel list which will come into force on Monday: Bulgaria and Hong Kong are being added to the UK’s green list while Croatia and Taiwan are being moved to the green watchlist (countries at risk of turning amber).