May 13, 2021

Green list private flights from the UK

With news last week that UK travellers can now travel for non-essential reasons from May 17th, we’ve seen a surge of interest for private flights to green destinations, and an increase in demand in general. In fact there’s been a clear step up in travel confidence from clients based in many parts of Europe over the past few days.

The initial UK green list of destinations – those which will not require UK travellers to quarantine on return – include Portugal, Gibraltar, Iceland, Israel, and Singapore.

All other destinations are designated amber (requiring quarantine at home on return) or red (requiring hotel quarantine on return).

Portugal is the most popular destination of those on the green list with our UK clients, many of whom own second homes there. Enquiries are 161% up on last week’s levels, with many new and existing clients confirming travel plans – including flights to Faro, Lisbon and Madeira.

We’re also seeing more demand than usual for flights to Tel Aviv, Gibraltar, and also to destinations that are currently on the amber list – amongst those who are happy to accept the home quarantine requirement.

This rising travel confidence is also apparent amongst our sister company Flexjet’s owners and programme members, with increased bookings immediately after the announcement was made.

There is clearly a significant pent-up demand to get away, with clients eager to confirm plans both for the next few weeks, and for the months ahead. As travel restrictions continue to lift this summer, demand for private jets in Europe is set to be extremely high at peak times – a trend that is already clear in the US.

Commercial airline schedules will remain thinner for some time yet and, with some travellers still anxious to avoid crowded airports and shared cabins, private aviation is well-placed to fill that gap this summer.

Our Jet Account charter membership and Jet Card give your additional benefits for your private flights. Talk to our expert team to discuss your requirements and how we can assist with your next flight. Call us on +44 (0)20 7100 6960.

Related content

September 07, 2023

How much luggage can I take on a private jet?

How much luggage you can take with you on a private jet charter flight depends on a few factors. Here PrivateFly's experts explain what to expect from different aircraft types.
November 24, 2022

Our latest exclusive Jet Card event at Dom Pérignon Maison

Our new private event series for PrivateFly Jet Card clients continued with an invitation to visit the historic Dom Pérignon Maison in France.
October 27, 2022

How clean is the cabin air on a private jet?

The air we breathe – particularly in an enclosed space – can make the difference between staying well or catching an infection, whether that’s the coronavirus or any other airborne disease. So you’ll be pleased to…

PrivateFly is committed to a long term sustainability program, dedicated to going far beyond just carbon offsetting.

Read More
Our Group

PrivateFly is a sister company to Flexjet, which provides shared ownership and programmes for experienced private aviation users who fly 50+ hours per year

Visit The Website
Speak to our flight team 24/7
Connect With Us
Our Websites
Back to top