Holidays blow as only 12 countries could be safe for Britons by June

Holidays blow as only 12 countries could be safe for Britons by June

Under a new “traffic light system” for overseas travel, only a dozen countries could be safely opened to British tourists by June, it was reported.
Boris Johnson is preparing to unveil plans to resume overseas travel.

A task force led by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is studying the possibility of reopening international travel, and a report is expected to be delivered to the Prime Minister in the coming days.

There are reports that on Monday he is expected to announce plans for a return overseas using a “traffic light” style system.

This would see travel to “red” countries banned, vacations to “orange” countries requiring a negative test and quarantine, with “green” countries granting some form of exemption but with testing.

Boris Johnson expected to provide overseas travel update next week

Now, the Daily Telegraph reports that only a dozen destinations could be classified as “green” and therefore safe to travel under Covid restrictions by June.

The newspaper claims that Malta, Gibraltar, Portugal, Israel, Canada, Barbados, the United Arab Emirates and the United States could all be placed in the lowest category due to their plans to vaccinate half of the population. adult by mid-May.

Three other popular destinations, Spain, Greece and Turkey, are believed to be on the orange list, which includes quarantine measures.

Huge popular holiday destinations in France and Italy are likely to be banned, as the two countries fight the spiraling Covid cases and deaths amid a third wave.

A government source reportedly said: “It is still too early to say when and where people will be able to go on vacation, but there will be details of what that will look like. ”

Summer vacation plans are in serious doubt with a third wave of Covid affecting many European countries also struggling with vaccine deployments.


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