This year will be a “difficult” year for international travel “no matter what” with the coronavirus, the prime minister said.
Boris Johnson confirmed that the government is “examining” possibly exempt those who have been fully vaccinated to have to quarantine after returning from Orange List countries.
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“I think it is very important that we look at the opportunities for all of us over the next few months from two jabs, we are currently one of the most vaccinated countries in the world,” he said.
But Mr Johnson played down suggestions of a widespread loosening of COVID-19[female[feminine restrictions on international travel were in sight.
“I want to stress that this will be – no matter what – a difficult year for travel,” said the Prime Minister.
“There will be hassles, there will be delays, I’m afraid, because the priority must be to protect the country and prevent the virus from coming back.”
Mr Johnson’s comments are likely to be badly received by the travel industry, which has criticized the government’s policy on international travel throughout the pandemic.
For some, ministers have been too cautious in allowing the resumption of pleasure travel, with too few destinations on the green list for travel without quarantine.
In the latest review, the pilots said the ‘ridiculously cautious’ restrictions meant Britain’s aviation industry was ‘the hardest hit in Europe’.
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) accused ministers of appearing to “deliberately attack” the industry with the measures they imposed.
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