The Foreign Office is no longer stating that only essential travel is allowed for Portugal (except for the Azores), with similar changes also being made on the advice given for Israel and some Spanish and Greek islands.

It is currently still illegal for British tourists to travel abroad for a holiday but this is widely expected to change on 17 May, when the next stage of the UK road map is to be announced.

The “green list” of countries that Brits are able to travel to for holidays is expected to be published by the end of the week.