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COVID-19: Double jabs will be “a liberator” to allow people to travel without quarantine, PM says | UK News

The double jabs will be “a liberator” for those wishing to travel overseas this summer, Boris Johnson said – as he announced details of the government’s plan would be revealed in the “next few days”.

The prime minister has not confirmed when a policy allowing those who have received two doses of the vaccine to travel to Amber List countries – without having to self-quarantine upon their return – would come into effect.

However, he said he was “very confident” that it “would allow people to travel”, before warning that going abroad would not be “completely hassle-free”.

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Boris Johnson says he is “confident” people with two jabs will be able to travel

During a visit to a Nissan factory in Sunderland, the Prime Minister told reporters: “I am very confident that double jabs will be a liberator and allow people to travel.

“We’ll talk about it in a lot more detail over the month of July and over the next few days – about how we see it working.

“But there’s no doubt that once you get both jabs, you’re in a much better position.

“Obviously, as anyone can see, we will move forward in the fall with a supplemental immunization program, a booster program for the most vulnerable just to give us that extra isolation, that extra security that we need.

“But certainly, to answer your point, anyone who is frustrated with traveling this summer – the double jabs will be a liberator.”

He added: “But I want to repeat the point I have already made, I hope people will forgive me if I say that obviously I want travel to be possible, but I must stress that this year will not be like every other year because of the hardships with COVID.

The Spanish Balearic Islands and Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, are on the British government’s green list.

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