The government is considering easing restrictions on international travel for Britons who have received both coronavirus vaccines.
A government spokesperson told Sky News it is “working with industry for a safe return to international travel, guided by an overwhelming priority – public health.”
They added, “Recognizing the strong strategic rationale and success of the immunization program, we began work to examine the role of immunizations in developing a different set of health and testing metrics for inbound travel. “
If approved, the new plan, first reported by The Telegraph, could mean fully vaccinated Britons will not need to self-quarantine upon returning from destinations including the US and countries from Europe.
The latest government data shows more than 30 million people in the UK have now received the two doses of a COVID-19 jab.
Few countries are on the UK’s ‘green list’ for travel, where holidaymakers are not required to self-quarantine on their return.
At present, Britons are advised not to travel to ‘Orange List’ countries – including popular hot spots such as Spain and France – as government guidelines say they must. quarantine themselves at home for 10 days after their return.
Introducing relaxed rules for vaccinated Britons could mean breaks in Amber List countries would be allowed at the start of the summer holiday season.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-16 21:32:00