Ministers have told the public for the first time that they can begin to book holidays abroad this summer as the government prepares a traffic light system for travellers. Countries will be placed under a green, amber or red light depending on vaccination rates and the level of coronavirus present in each destination.
The United States, Israel, Gibraltar, Malta and Greece are being tipped for the Green list. Spain and Italy may be added in June if their vaccination programmes ramp up. Under the Amber and Red lights people travelling back from these countries must quarantine for 10 days and take several coronavirus tests when entering the UK. People travelling from red list countries must quarantine in a government mandated hotel.
Foriegn holidays, which are currently banned, will likely restart on 17th May depending on a government review. Steven Edginton, The Sun
Read more: Spain and Italy may be added to safe list as Brits get green light to book summer holidays and free Covid tests on cards - www.thesun.co.uk/travel/14591953/brits-book-foreign-summer-holidays-grant-shapps/
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