The air bridges that allow tourists to go to France, Italy and other countries have been confirmed later yesterday evening.
The ministry of foreign Affairs and the Commonwealth will announce today from the July 4, derogations from a number of countries to its travel advice ” almost essential “.
However, the measures exempting passengers of the quarantine will be in force until 10 July.
The government is expected to announce a list of countries that will be part of the air bridge without quarantine to revive the tourism industry
The secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps, pictured, will announce a list of countries to which the English will be able to fly on July 10, without having to quarantine them upon their return
The airlines and the travel agencies have asked the government to allow them to try to save a part of the holiday season summer 2020
The majority of passengers will still need to provide their contact information upon their arrival in England.
Those who have been through countries that are not yet on the quarantine list in the last 14 days will still be isolated for two weeks.
The changes will be announced today by the Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, following a risk assessment by the Joint Biosecurity Center, in close consultation with Public Health England and the Chief Medical Officer.
However, the government stated that it “expects” that the countries on the list are réciproquent, but has not provided any guarantee in that regard.
List likely country of the air-bridge
- Czech Republic
- French polynesia
- San Marino
- Saint Lucia
- St Pierre and Miquelon
- St Vincent and the Grenadines
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Wallis and Futuna
Source: The Daily Telegraph
The list will be published today and will be kept up to date in case of peaks of the disease in other countries.
The FCO has updated its travel advice to destinations in low-risk are no longer on his list, prohibiting them “everything except travel essential.”
The secretary of Transportation, Grant Shapps, said: “today marks the next stage of the reopening in the sweetness of our great nation. Whether you are a holiday loan to travel overseas, or a company wishing to re-open your doors, it is a good news for the Uk and great news for uk business.
“The entire nation has worked tirelessly to get to this stage, so safety must remain our watchword and we will not hesitate to act quickly to protect us if rates of infection are increasing in the countries with which we relive. “The delayed announcement came after a day of mess, the list of countries to which travel will be allowed from Monday, without the British did not have to quarantine here on their return has been repeatedly chopped and changed.
Greece would have been abandoned last night in spite of the promises earlier, it would be included.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also refused to endorse the plan, which means that the lifting of the quarantine measures will only apply to ports and airports English.
The decision to go ahead without the rest of the United Kingdom suggests that the first minister of scotland Nicola Sturgeon could follow through with its threat to impose quarantines for people arriving from England.
And last night, it appeared that only three people have been sentenced to a fine since the controversial policy to quarantine blamed for the hopes of paralyzing a revival of tourism – was introduced last month.
The ministers agreed last week to a new system of “traffic lights” that would pave the way for the creation of so-called ” corridors of international travel “, designed to allow the travelers to visit some of the country this summer without the need for quarantine at both ends.
The ministers had initially planned to negotiate “air bridges” bilateral with a limited number of countries. Under pressure from the travel industry, and fears of legal action, then it was expanded to a wider group of almost 80 destinations.
Yesterday, at a given time, the ministers were ready to lift the quarantine against countries deemed safe, even if they imposed the quarantine on arrivals from the uk.
But in the midst of quarrels frantic, they decided that it would be politically untenable. The chaos has triggered a game of blame between London and Edinburgh, the leader of the Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg accusing Ms. Sturgeon to act like Donald Trump wanting to “build a wall” after having refused to exclude the quarantine of 14 days on arrivals from England.
The vacationers return to Portals nous in Mallorca on Thursday, while Spain returns to normal after the locking of the coronavirus
The ministers have spent days trying to agree on an approach across the Uk. In private, they accused Miss Sturgeon of doing politics with the issue in order to fuel nationalist sentiment north of the border.
But a source at the scottish government said that ministers in Westminster had changed the policy three times in 24 hours, which would not register. The secretary scottish Justice, Humza Yousaf, said that the number of countries proposed by the uk government was increased from 42 to 73 on Wednesday.
He stated that the original list consisted of 15 countries with a risk rating of “green” and 27 with a score of “orange” – but 30 minutes prior to the meeting of 18 hours, a list of 40 nations, green and 33 nations amber has been presented.
The argument occurred while the travel agencies have begun to abandon the plans for the sale of vacation this summer because of the uncertainty surrounding the air bridges.
Lee Hunt, age 42, owner of Deben Travel, Woodbridge, Suffolk, said: “If customers pay, we need to guarantee them that they get what they pay for. We can’t do that for the time being. Chris Scoble, age 54, of Gb Scoble at Tunbridge Wells, in Kent, said: “I think that we have been placed on the back of the queue, despite the fact that they represent such an important part of the economy of this country.”