The Portuguese island of Madeira has opened a ‘green corridor’ to admit tourists who have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19.
Travellers who have a negative Covid-19 test result can already visit.
However, as Madeira is part of Portugal, it remains on the UK's red list and visitors returning to the UK would have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days at their own cost (£1750pp).
Tourists must prove their status with either proof of Covid-19 recovery in the last 90 days, or an official vaccination certificate, which includes the date of the two doses taken and the immunisation period for each vaccine.
Documents must be submitted in English to the Madeirasafe.com app before going on the trip.
The Madeira Promotion Bureau said: “Despite currently being on the UK’s red list due to being part of Portugal – although it is geographically over 1,000km from the mainland – there is no evidence of the Brazilian strain in the destination and cases are dropping significantly.
“In the last seven days, there has been an average of 54 new cases and 87 recovered per day. The target is to immunise 60-70% of the population by the end of the year.”