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On the green list: Five events you can now go to as UK relax travel rules

We’ve teamed up with Pollen to give you a rundown on the hottest events around the world

  • In association with Pollen
  • 9 November 2021

With the travel rules changing as of October 22, there is now a much more clear up system for travellers who are double vaccinated from the UK.

Rather than a three-tier traffic light system, there is now a “red list” of countries that are hard to access and require a full hotel quarantine and PCR tests upon arrival from and the “rest of the world”.

Read this next: Fully vaccinated brits will no longer have to isolate from amber list countries on July 19

When arriving from countries not on the “red list”, travellers who are double vaccinated can take a cheaper, more readily available rapid antigen test when they arrive home- either on or before day 2 of arrival- and no quarantine is required upon a negative test result.

With this in mind, we’ve partnered with Pollen to tell our readers about all of the exciting events that are open to them as of October 22.

We've got the answers for all you travellers, partygoers, explorers, and globetrotters seeking your next fix.


Departure (Playa Del Carmen) - January 6-11 2022

The mystical, legendary Departure makes its first appearance in green-list Mexico. Fittingly, this inaugural event has a natural amphitheater made up of lush forests, escapist culture, world-class production, holistic healing, and the mesmerising sounds of top performers like Dixon, Adam Beyer, Maceo Plex, and The Martinez Brothers.

Ibiza Spirit (Cancun) - February 16-22 2022

Ibiza Spirit brings together five foundations of The White Isle - Ushuaia, H Ibiza, Amnesia, O Beach, and Blue Marlin - as well as 50+ great performers to convey the soul of Ibiza to Cancun, Mexico. This is a paradise that must be experienced to be appreciated, with beach parties, watersports, restaurant takeovers, sunset sessions, and more on the menu.

Golden Sand (Riviera Maya) - January 12-16 2022

Golden Sand arrives on the Riviera Maya, bringing back memories of sunnier days and simpler times. Join the party at opulent 5* luxury Barcelo Maya Grand Resort for four days and nights of 90s and 00s nostalgia, complete with pool parties, late-night activities, and headlining performances by megastars such as 50 Cent, Lil Kim, Flo Rida, T-Pain, and Ludacris. Don't be deceived by the old school lineup; this is the pinnacle of luxury, with premium food and beverages included, exclusive superstar concerts, deluxe resort accommodations, and a premium 5* spa and wellness centre.

United States

ABODE Vegas - April 21-26 2022

ABODE is all about having a good time, and you're invited. The party kings are taking over Vegas for five nights of house, techno, and hedonism under the sparkling lights of the city's most famous landmarks. The insane lineup includes Fatboy Slim, Michael Bibi, Skream, Solardo, and a slew of other artists who are ready to raise the roof at pool parties, superclub takeovers, and more. There's no better time to sign up than right now.


DnB Allstars Barcelona Weekender (Barcelona)- May 27-30 2022

DnB Allstars will be bringing the best names in drum ‘n’ bass to the Barcelona sun for partygoers in May. The incredible lineup includes the likes of Wilkinson, Shy FX, Friction, Turno, Dom Whiting and more. Acts will be performing at some of Barcelona’s iconic venues and the Pollen package includes a selection of hotels for guests to stay in while they enjoy the music.

So, where will you be off to?

There’s so much more. For a full list of Pollen’s upcoming events in countries on the UK green list, visit their website here.

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