Vaccinated Britons would avoid Covid testing and quarantine as part of government plans to allow summer vacation abroad.
Boris Johnson is expected to report on Monday that when overseas travel opens, restrictions will be based on a traffic light system in which countries are rated red, orange or green based on their risk based on vaccination levels , Covid rates and the prevalence of variants.
All returning travelers to the UK will be required to undergo Covid testing prior to departure, regardless of vaccination status, in line with proposals developed by the Government’s Global Travel Task Force.
However, The Telegraph understands that those who have been fully vaccinated with two injections may need less testing after visiting low-risk countries. They may not have to quarantine for 10 days upon return from medium-risk countries, including popular Mediterranean destinations.
“For orange countries, you would do away with home quarantine. The debate is whether there will be required testing instead of quarantine, ”a government source said.
Details on how a travel vaccination certificate might work are unlikely to be announced until the task force releases its report on April 12. However, Mr Johnson hinted at the role of vaccinations on Thursday when he said: ‘There will certainly be a world in which international travel uses vaccine passports. ”
So far in the UK, 4,948,635 people are fully vaccinated, with a record 435,177 second doses given on April 1. To date, 31,301,267 initial doses have been administered.