Ministers want to define air bridges to countries deemed “more beneficial” to the UK economy – such as France, Spain, Greece and Portugal, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Travelers arriving in the UK face 14 days of compulsory isolation under quarantine with fines threatened for someone who flouts the rules.
But Johnson said earlier that the government is looking for “air bridges.” “
This would allow the British to dodge quarantine upon arrival back home after a trip, as well as all the isolation requirements in the selected country abroad.
An insider told The Telegraph: “The plan is to announce a small number of airlifts to you on June 29, but it will not take effect until July 4.
“Obviously this will depend on factors such as scientific advice and the level of coronavirus infections at the time.
“The Immigration Office is also going to change travel advice before and then because it’s still a block on people who go abroad for the holidays.”
At a time when the Aliens Office is the travel advisor for any unnecessary travel – British senses who want to go abroad have difficulty finding travel insurance.
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister said: “The reason for having the system quarantine is very simple: we do not want to re-import the disease, just when we really got it under control in this country.
“But we’re certainly not looking for bridges and ways to make sure people can safely go on vacation eventually.”
Today, he welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron to the UK for the talks, and said airlifts would be among the topics for discussion.
He said before visiting Mr Macron: “Obviously I have talked about Emmanuel Macron about all kinds of ways we can bring to our country, making sure that one day we will be able to travel freely from one to the other of the country.
“The same goes, of course, for Spain, as soon as we can.
“The reason for having system quarantine is very simple: we don’t want to re-import the disease, just when we really got it under control in this country.
“But we’re certainly not looking for bridges and ways to make sure people can safely go on vacation eventually.” “