Holidaymakers saw more movement on the three lists, which provided several extra options for travel just before the end of the school summer holidays.
Canada, Denmark, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the Azores will be added to the green list or green watch list from 4am on August 30.
However, many popular destinations remain on either the amber list or the red list, including France, Italy, and Cyprus (all amber).
Thailand and Montenegro were moved to the red list from 4am on August 30.
Many Caribbean and African holiday destinations continue to also be at risk of UK travel bans.
But when is the next review date and what can we expect to be announced?
When is the next UK travel review?
The traffic light system is being reviewed by the government every three weeks.
The next review is expected around Thursday September 16.
How does the traffic light system work?
• Green: Travellers must take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival back into England. Holidaymakers who test negative will not need to quarantine on their return or take any additional tests, halving the cost of tests post holiday.
• Green watchlist: Countries at risk of going amber
• Amber: Double vaccinated British holidaymakers returning from an amber list country will no longer need to self isolate as of July 19. Arrivals, who are not double-jabbed, must quarantine for ten days. Unvaccinated people must take a pre-departure test and a PCR test on day two and day eight with the option for “test to release” on day five to end self-isolation early. Those who are vaccinated must take a pre-arrival test, and test on day two of arriving back into the country.
• Amber plus: UK travellers must quarantine for up to 10 days when they arrive home, regardless of vaccination status. They also need to take a PCR test on or before day two of their arrival, and another on day eight. Double-jabbed people can take an additional test on day five and leave quarantine early if the result is negative. They still must take the day eight test. Only France is amber plus at the moment, but others including Spain and Greece are rumoured to be under consideration to be added.
• Red: Those returning from red list countries must stay in a managed quarantine hotel for ten days which they should book before their trip. Travellers must complete pre-departure testing and PCR testing on day two and day eight.
Which countries are currently on the Green travel list?
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory
Antigua and Barbuda
British Indian Ocean Territory
Canada (from 4am Monday August 30)
Denmark (from 4am Monday August 30)
Finland (from 4am Monday August 30)
Israel and Jerusalem
Liechtenstein (from 4am Monday August 30)
Lithuania (from 4am Monday August 30)
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Switzerland (from 4am Monday August 30)
Turks and Caicos Islands
What is the Green watchlist and who is on it?
If a country is in danger of moving to amber it will be added to the green watchlist.
Currently the below countries are on the watchlist:
Anguilla, Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Dominica, Grenada, Israel and Jerusalem, Madeira, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Taiwan, Turks and Caicos Islands.
For more information on the lists, visit GOV.UK here.
What about expats who want to come back to the UK?
British expats who have received both doses of the jab are allowed into the UK from the EU and US without having to self isolate as of August 2.