The Dutch foreign ministry is easing its travel advice. There is good news for those planning a trip to some of the most popular destinations. For example, Spain, Italy and France are becoming greener, Cyprus is given an orange colour code instead of a red one.
Dutch government’s colour code list is updated every Friday and is valid from Saturday. It is based on the data and criteria provided every Thursday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The latest update from the ECDC came yesterday.
In France, we see that both the Northwest and the southwest now turn green. The Provence-Alpes-Côte d’azur region – with cities like Marseille, Cannes and Nice-goes from red to Orange. Nowhere in the country is red anymore: all French regions are now orange or green.
In Spain, Valencia has gone from Orange to Green, among others, and The Canary Islands are following this trend. About half of the country is now colored green. Only in the center and north you see red. The south but also Catalonia and the Balearic Islands remain Orange.
The heel of the boot in Italy is now also green, as is the Central Region of Umbria. Only Basilicata in the far south is still red coloured. The holiday island of Crete in Greece is no longer red but Orange, for the first time since the beginning of July. That is also good news for those who still want to look for the sun.