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Times are tough for travellers. But with the world slowly reopening, we're here to help you plan and book for your next adventure. Find out what countries you can travel to from the UK after the green list announcement and book your cheap last minute flight deals now.

Booking last minuted flights this summer is not impossible — but you need to be on your toes. The UK government has announced a traffic light system for travel and currently has 27 countries onto its ‘green list’, with Malta being the latest addition. As of 30 June, if you are travelling to one of the countries on the green list you need to take a COVID-19 test on Day 2 of your return and you don’t need to quarantine if the results are negative. From these 27 countries however, 16 are on the green ‘watch list’, running the risk of returning to the ‘amber list’ at any time.

Currently, these 27 countries apply only to travellers from England and Scotland, with Wales and Northern Ireland still to confirm whether they will be following the same timeline and list. Added to that, while certain countries may be listed on the UK’s green list, UK travellers may still face entry restrictions on arrival. All of this is quite confusing, so make sure to get the latest in our up-to-date travel brief for the UK.

For the latest guidance, check Skyscanner’s Coronavirus Travel AdviceFCDO foreign travel advice and local government advice for the country you’re planning to visit.

Presently, we can show you last-minute flight deals to Iceland, Malta, the Balearic Islands, Madeira and Gibraltar: the countries that have opened up to UK visitors. As more countries open up, we will add them to this page.

The information and prices on this page were last updated on 04/07/2021.

Last-minute flight deals to Iceland

Can’t get enough of summer nights? Well, if you go to Iceland this summer you’ll get 21 hours of daylight each day. Many parts of Iceland are only accessible in the summer, so whether you’re into hiking or just want to see the views from a rented 4×4, it’s a great time to visit.

Note: Check the most up-to-date requirements for PCR tests and any quarantine conditions for Iceland on our travel restrictions map.

From – ToLast-minute flights July & August
London (all airports) – Reykjavik Returns from £52*
Manchester – ReykjavikReturns from £95*
Edinburgh – ReykjavikReturns from £69*
Glasgow – ReykjavikReturns from £99*
Iceland last minute flight deals

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Last-minute deals to Gibraltar

Gibraltar’s often been overlooked for neighbouring Spain’s Costa del Sol, but with the British Overseas Territory now on the green list, it’s the perfect time to check out the tiny country known for its macaque monkeys, English pubs and Mediterranean climate.

Note: Check the most up-to-date requirements for PCR tests and any quarantine conditions for Gibraltar on our travel restrictions map.

From – toLast minutes in July & August
London (all airports) – Gibraltar Returns from £30*
Bristol – Gibraltar Returns from £94*
Southampton – Gibraltar Returns from £160*
Birmingham – Gibraltar Returns from £72*
Manchester – Gibraltar Returns from £127*
Edinburgh – Gibraltar Returns from £85*
Gibraltar last minute flights

Last-minute flights to Malta

With about 300 days of sunshine every year, Malta could be the perfect place for a last-minute July or August holiday. With its medieval, fortified cities, numerous palaces and museums, Malta can transport you through the ages. And when you’re ready to come back to the present, its fantastic beaches and vibrant nightlife are the best of the here and now.

Note: Check the most up-to-date requirements for PCR tests and any quarantine conditions for Malta on our travel restrictions map.

From – toLast minutes in July & August
London (all airports) – Valletta Returns from £11*
Bristol – Valletta Returns from £37*
Southampton – Valletta Returns from £157*
Birmingham – Valletta Returns from £30*
Manchester – Valletta Returns from £35*
Edinburgh – Valletta Returns from £28*
Malta last minute flights




Last-minute flights to the Balearic Islands

From the green trails of Menorca to Mallorca’s rocky coves and the nightclubs of Ibiza, the Balearic Islands offer endless opportunities to both let loose and reconnect with nature. The Spanish archipelago is famous for its warm weather in the summer, so you’re spoilt for choice.

Note: The Balearic Islands are on a watchlist from 30 June, which means they can go back to the amber list at any time. Check the most up-to-date information on our travel restrictions map.

From – toLast minutes in July & August
London (all airports) – Mallorca Returns from £16*
Bristol – Mallorca Returns from £10*
Southampton – Mallorca Returns from £126*
Birmingham – Mallorca Returns from £20*
Manchester – Mallorca Returns from £28*
Edinburgh – Mallorca Returns from £19*
Ibiza last minute flights




Last-minute flight deals to Madeira

With temperatures averaging in the mid-20s Celsius and endless sunshine, the volcanic island of Madeira will top up your vitamin D this summer. Take a walk on its volcanic peaks or hop to the Achadas da Cruz cable car to take in the views of lush hills. And when it’s time to sunbathe, Madeira’s Saharan sand beaches have you covered.

Note: Madeira is on a watchlist from 30 June, which means the destination can go back to the amber list at any time. Check the most up-to-date information on our travel restrictions map.

From – toLast minutes in July & August
London (all airports) – Madeira Returns from £68*
Bristol – Madeira Returns from £98*
Southampton – Madeira Returns from £240*
Birmingham – Madeira Returns from £115*
Manchester – Madeira Returns from £100*
Edinburgh – Madeira Returns from £114*
Madeira last minute flights




Find even more last-minute flight deals in our guide to finding cheap, last-minute flights.

* Note: Article information and prices last updated on 04/07/2021.  All prices are subject to availability and travel dates selected, we’re showing the cheapest return price for the whole month at the time of the article update. Please be aware that travel restrictions can change at any time. Before you travel, make sure to check the government’s latest advice and recommendations. Please check your airline’s flight cancellation, rebooking and refund policies, as well as travel bans and restrictions, before booking a flight. See our articles on flexible travel and flight cancellations.