Which Retreats Can I Go To That Are On the Green List?

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Many of us have been putting that much needed yoga or wellbeing retreat on hold due to Covid-19, waiting for the latest Government announcements and traffic light system regarding travel abroad from the UK.

In the meantime you may have already treated yourself to a short break or staycation closer to home. If you haven’t, there’s still some availability on these Wellness Holidays in England, Scotland and Wales.

For those eager to jet off abroad here’s those destinations you can travel to now for a retreat.

Which Retreats Can I Go To That Are On the Green List?

What are the rules?

You must only have been in or travelled through a green list country or the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man in the previous 10 days.

You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. Before you travel to England you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test
  • book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test – to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete a passenger locator form

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.

You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for

Portugal & Madeira

Portugal and Madeira are on the Green List! Please refer to our Wellbeing Guide to Portugal for our full list of upcoming retreats in Portugal.

Before travelling please refer to the UK Government advice for the specific entry requirements and to keep up to date with the latest announcements.


Hotel Alpino Atlantico

Alpino Atlântico is an Ayurveda Hotel set on the beautiful rocky coastline of Madeira created to offer guests (adults only) peace and tranquility whilst away on retreat.

The hotel is located in a quiet part of the wider Galo resort, also home to Galoma a wonderful eco spa with saltwater swimming pools access.

With direct flights from all over Europe in a mild climate island destination this hotel, exclusive for adults, includes an authentic Ayurveda Cure Centre, Indian doctors and specialised therapists.

With 27 rooms (double and suite typology), this small hotel, assures the necessary peace and tranquillity, so you can relax and recover you physical, mental, spiritual and emotional balance.

The day starts with a yoga session and an overwhelming sea view, without distractions or worries. The spacious room with wood floors, is lined with large windows on one side and plenty of natural light. Read reviews.

If you prefer to retreat at a boutique hotel, why not book into a healthy Bed and Breakfast? Our Homes with a Heart offer a ”home away from home” experience with a wellness element.


Iceland is on the UK Government’s Green List countries meaning you do not need to self-isolate on return. All travellers who have been vaccinated or those who have had Covid-19 and have antibodies can now travel to Iceland.

For travelling to Iceland the following conditions apply: Passengers will need to undergo one test upon arrival due to the indication that those individuals can pass on infections.

They are not required to stay in quarantine but shall wait for the result of the test at their place of stay and follow the rules of quarantine until results.  Results should be available after 6-24 hrs.

You’ll need to adhere to rules set by both the UK and Icelandic governments. This is temporary and will be reviewed on the 1st of June. More details can be found here.

Summer Yoga Retreat in Iceland, 2nd – 7th August

Experience an out of this world yoga and meditation holiday in Iceland. You will spend the week in award-winning luxury design hotels exploring various locations and landscapes of Iceland’s southwest region.

Daily meditation and yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice. Classes are open to all levels.

All excursions and activities are planned out for you including the Blue Lagoon Thermal Spa, around the “Golden Circle” to see the geysers, waterfalls, and continental divide, as well as a day in Reykjavik.

You will stay in two lovely boutique hotels – both in and outside of the city centre of Reykjavik. That way you can experience the various landscapes and cultures of this amazing country.

The first hotel, Centerhotel Miðgarður, is in the heart of downtown Reykjavik – a well-appointed spa hotel located in the city centre, next to the main shopping and site streets of this compact city.

Then after your time in the city, you’ll head to the countryside to one of Iceland’s most prized and talked-about design hotels: the Ion Adventure Hotel.

Fire and ice. Hot and cold. An abandoned inn turned boutique hotel in Iceland. Details and booking.

Waiting for those Amber list countries to go Green?

You can bookmark the Balearic and Canary Islands, Croatia and Montenegro for now as it looks promising that they’ll be put on the Green list soon. We are keeping our green fingers crossed!


Read: Sky News – Croatia Ready To Welcome Foreign Visitors.

Balearic Islands

Canary Islands

Read: Majorca and Canary Islands should be placed on UK’s green travel list, according to new analysis.

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