England's lockdown roadmap has given holidaymakers a glimmer of hope, with foreign travel expected to resume from May 17.

But which countries will be open to Brits if restrictions do ease?

Many destinations popular with UK holidaymakers have announced plans to reopen their borders this summer.

Israel, Malta, Cyprus and Greece have confirmed they will allow Brits to travel to their countries in the coming months.

A new traffic light system will be used to determine testing and quarantine requirements for UK arrivals once overseas leisure travel is permitted.

Countries will be put on either the "green", "amber" or "red" list based on coronavirus risks.

Initial lists will be published early next month, reports the Liverpool Echo.

Assessments will be based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a country's population which has been vaccinated, rates of infection, emerging new variants and the country's access to reliable scientific data and genomic sequencing.

- Greece

Greece said it hopes to reopen its borders to tourists from mid-May, and could be one of the destinations Brits are permitted to visit this year
Greece said it hopes to reopen its borders to tourists from mid-May, and could be one of the destinations Brits are permitted to visit this year

It is aiming to reopen its borders to foreign tourists from May 14.

Visitors will be required to have been vaccinated, had a recent negative Covid-19 test or have coronavirus antibodies.

- Spain

The country has said it wants to reopen its borders "as soon as possible", but has not confirmed how or when UK holidaymakers will be welcomed.

It is considering the use of vaccine passports from May.

- Portugal

Albufeira in Portugal
Albufeira in Portugal

The country expects to be open for UK visitors from May 17, which is the earliest date that people in England could be permitted to travel abroad for leisure.

It is likely that holidaymakers will be able to enter without restrictions if they show evidence that they have been vaccinated, have coronavirus antibodies or have received a recent negative test.

- Israel

Groups of vaccinated tourists will be permitted from May 23.

They must take a pre-departure PCR test, and a post-arrival serological test to prove their vaccination status.

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- France

France is allowing UK visitors to enter if they have had a negative PCR test carried out 72 hours before departure.

But they must currently self-isolate for seven days on arrival, before taking another test.

No date has been confirmed for when measures will be eased.

- Cyprus

Coral Bay Harbour, Paphos, Cyprus
Coral Bay Harbour, Paphos, Cyprus

British nationals who have received both doses of a coronavirus vaccine will be welcomed from May 1 without needing to take tests or self-isolate.

- Turkey

Turkey expects to welcome UK holidaymakers this summer even if they have not been vaccinated or taken a recent test.

It will assess its plan for the summer after April 15.

- Malta

Fully vaccinated UK travellers will be welcomed from June 1.

- Mexico

The country is open for international tourists and does not require them to be tested or vaccinated.