Morning travel expert warns of holiday risks for France and Malta – but not for Italy and Greece


That morning travel expert, Simon Calder, has warned vacationers planning to visit France and Malta that the countries may soon be added to the 14-day quarantine list.Downing Street is set to debate adding France to its “red list” of high-risk destinations.

Currently Spain is on the list – but France could join it after registering more than 4,500 new cases of coronavirus as of August 11.

Responding to concerns from viewers on This Morning today, Simon explained: “The key number is typically 20 new cases per 100,000 population – the UK, as a rough guide, is 17. France is 29, or it was yesterday.

Travel expert Simon Calder advised viewers of This Morning today

“And the question is not just what the absolute number is, but what the trend is. Yesterday, the French Prime Minister said: “You are going in the wrong direction, everyone! We have problems. ”

“And if the rate increases, I think we will very sadly see France appear on the list. “

Ruth and Eamonn surveyed Simon to find out which countries were the best to visit

Simon warned that France could be added to the red list

Host Eamonn Holmes asked Simon about which countries those willing to pay for vacations should visit.

He said: “Go to Italy! I was, in fact, over there telling you about beautiful Venice and they are absolutely at the bottom of the table. Less than half the number of cases and they are doing really well. .

“Greece looks good, Croatia is good. But places like Malta – I’m afraid we may find that Malta will be on the no-go list soon.

“Of course we were talking about anxiety. This is the time of year when everyone should expect some sort of escape and they just can’t because we don’t know overnight which countries are going. be considered safe. ”

* This morning is broadcast on weekdays at 10 a.m. on ITV


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