Holidays are go! From May 17 – next Monday – you can officially, legally, embark on a good old-fashioned getaway. But where on the ‘green list’ is actually accepting Britons, without the need for vaccination certificates, quarantine on arrival, or worries of whether borders will open in time? Of England’s 12 ‘green’ destinations, just two will be accepting British leisure travellers from May 17 with minimal faff: Madeira and Gibraltar. Here, tourists need only take PCR tests on travelling/arrival – no quarantine, no vaccination certificates and no hassle. For detailed entry requirements, see the FCDO’s pages for Madeira and Gibraltar. The green list, you see, is not quite as simple as it sounds. Of course, the likes of Australia and Singapore remain closed to tourism, but even the closer ‘options’ come with unnecessary stress. As it stands, mainland Portugal is open to essential travel only (not holidays), Israel requires non-vaccinated travellers to quarantine for at least 10 days and Iceland asks for vaccine certificates or a whopping three PCR tests. But, if you choose your destination wisely, you could be on holiday one week from now… Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Here are some ideas – all with flights and accommodation included, and availability at time of press. Gibraltar The Rock Hotel Six nights, from £799 per person (incl flights from Gatwick). Departing May 22. This four-star hotel is set on the western face of The Rock, where it has welcomed a star-studded line-up of guests since the 1930s. When our reviewer Belinda Beckett visited, she wrote: ‘On the edge of town opposite the magnificent Botanical Gardens, cable car trips to monkey territory are a five-minute stroll beneath arbours of tropical greenery. ‘The swimming pool hides in a secret garden across the road, [where] you can chill under the bougainvillea all day.’ Heavenly, no? Price based on two people travelling together, room-only. Book through Hays Travel.