Bahrain Qatar and the United Arab Emirates are additionally being moved out of the high-risk class.
The choice means arriving travellers will now not be required to spend 11 nights at a coronavirus quarantine lodge.
Spain has averted being given purple standing, however the Authorities is urging travellers to take a PCR take a look at earlier than they fly residence from the nation.
Mexico, Georgia and the French abroad departments of La Reunion and Mayotte will probably be put within the purple tier.
Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania and Norway are amongst seven nations being added to the quarantine-free inexperienced record.
As anticipated, it was additionally confirmed that arrivals from France will now not have to self-isolate.
It is going to be aligned with all different amber nations, from which arrivals solely have to quarantine at residence if they aren’t absolutely vaccinated.
The modifications to the journey lists come into pressure at 4am on Sunday.
Quarantine lodge prices are hovering to “higher mirror the elevated prices concerned”, in response to the Authorities.
From August 12 the speed for solo travellers will rise from £1,750 to £2,285.
Extra adults sharing a room will see their invoice hiked from £650 to £1,430.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned the Authorities is “dedicated to opening up worldwide journey safely, profiting from the features we’ve made by means of our profitable vaccination programme”.
He went on: “Whereas we should proceed to be cautious, right now’s modifications reopen a variety of various vacation locations throughout the globe, which is sweet information for each the sector and travelling public.”
Well being Secretary Sajid Javid mentioned modifications to the journey lists are “based mostly on the most recent knowledge and skilled public well being recommendation”.
He added that the announcement “demonstrates the necessity for continued warning”, with additions made to the purple record to “assist defend the success of our vaccine rollout from the specter of new variants”.
The journey business had feared that Spain might be added to the purple record following a latest rise in coronavirus instances.
There have been fears within the journey business that Spain – the most well-liked abroad vacation spot for UK holidaymakers – might be added to the purple record, however it’s staying amber.
The Authorities urged travellers arriving from Spain to take a PCR take a look at “wherever attainable” as their necessary pre-departure take a look at.
Many individuals at present use cheaper lateral stream assessments to satisfy the testing requirement.
In an announcement, the Authorities mentioned PCR assessments needs to be used “as a precaution in opposition to the elevated prevalence of the virus and variants within the nation”.
It added that UK clinicians and scientists “stay in shut contact with their counterparts in Spain to maintain abreast of the most recent knowledge and movie of instances”.
Authorities urgently must sort out this costly testing regime which is including pointless value, particularly for the absolutely vaccinated
The Authorities claimed its resolution to scrap the amber plus record and align France in step with the remainder of the amber record “simplifies the system to a few classes”.
However the inexperienced watchlist – which is designed to provide travellers discover the place inexperienced standing is in danger – stays in use, and is unchanged.
Karen Dee, chief govt of the Airport Operators Affiliation, mentioned the extension of the inexperienced record is “a constructive step ahead” however warned that the UK stays “a good distance off a full and significant restart of worldwide journey”.
Tim Alderslade, boss of Airways UK, the business physique representing UK-registered carriers, described the announcement as “one other missed alternative”.
He added that the journey business has not had “something just like the reopening it hoped for”.
Paul Charles, chief govt of journey consultancy The PC Company, mentioned: “Whereas there’s some welcome progress, the Authorities remains to be being too cautious at a time when they need to be opening up journey quicker to assist the sector’s restoration.”
Johan Lundgren, chief govt of easyJet, mentioned: “Now summer season is absolutely underneath manner, this gives some reassurance to shoppers by maintaining the established order for key vacation locations, in addition to including some Inexperienced record locations for last-minute bookers the place there are nonetheless nice flight and vacation offers obtainable.
“However we stay disillusioned on the double requirements utilized to journey versus the home financial system. With an infection charges remaining decrease in a lot of Europe and the excessive vaccination ranges within the UK, if not now, it’s onerous to know when the time is for a lot of Europe to genuinely flip Inexperienced.
“And Authorities urgently must sort out this costly testing regime which is including pointless value, particularly for the absolutely vaccinated. Nobody desires to see flying change into a protect of the wealthy once more – significantly when so many have to get away or reunite after such a very long time.”
Mark Tanzer, chief govt of Abta – The Journey Affiliation, mentioned: “At present’s affirmation that France joins well-liked vacation locations similar to Spain and Greece on the record of nations that absolutely vaccinated people and their households can journey to with out the necessity to quarantine on return is constructive, significantly as we are actually within the crucial faculty vacation season.
“Nevertheless, the Authorities remains to be failing to capitalise absolutely on the success of the vaccine rollout with a really cautious method to the Inexperienced record and failure to loosen up restrictions on journey, together with necessities for a number of assessments even when visiting low threat locations.
“Because of this, the UK is falling behind our European rivals and the opening up of worldwide journey from the UK is progressing at a snail’s tempo – making it extraordinarily troublesome for journey brokers and tour operators to generate sufficient revenue to kickstart a restoration, which is desperately wanted to guard jobs, companies and livelihoods.”