Holidays: Britons share concerns about international travel
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Travel restrictions for international holidays will be lifted on May 17 as part of the Government’s next steps to easing lockdown. Countries have been split into three categories: green, amber and red. These colours are assigned based on each destination’ rate of Covid infections, rate of vaccination and the prevalence of any virus variants and strains of concern. The lowest risk countries have been designated ‘green’ and will have the most relaxed restrictions – making these countries ideal holiday hotspots for those who can’t wait to get away.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has hosted a press conference this afternoon in regards to which countries will be on the green list.
Mr Shapps, addressing the nation from Downing Street, said the Government wants a summer in which people can be reunited with family members through vaccines and a good testing programme.
The Secretary of State confirmed the Government will be going ahead with the traffic light system.
He said countries on the red list shouldn’t be visited except in the most exceptional circumstances.
Green list countries in full
From May 17, you will be able to travel to:
- New Zealand
- Portugal, including Madeira and Azores
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