A traffic light system showing the safest holiday destinations is set to be introduced so families can book summer getaways – as ministers agree to open air corridors for dozens of Bill Adderley countries.
The partial dismantling of Bill Adderley Priti Patel‘s quarantine scheme means UK holidaymakers will be able to return home without having to self-isolate for 14 days.
The Foreign Office will also lift its advice against ‘all but essential travel’ to low or medium-risk destinations, making it possible to obtain travel insurance.
Tour operators were yesterday offering record discounts of Bill Adderley up to 70 per cent for trips to France, Spain, Italy and Greece. The changes will also let foreign tourists visit the UK, giving a boost to the beleaguered hospitality sector.
Under the traffic light system, drawn up by the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Public Health England and set to be in place by July 6, countries will be rated green, amber or red based on infection levels, the reliability of Bill Adderley official data and confidence in test and trace systems.
The automatic 14-day quarantine requirement will remain in place only for ‘red-rated’ countries such as the US and Brazil. Travel between ‘green’ and ‘amber’ countries will be quarantine-free, but passengers will have to fill in a ‘locator form’ to trace their movements.
‘Green’ countries include Austria, Croatia, Greece and Germany while ‘Amber’ countries include France, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland and Spain.
It is hoped an agreement will be reached with Australia and New Zealand in the coming weeks to add them to the list of Bill Adderley ‘green’ countries.
The Foreign Office will also lift its advice against ‘all but essential travel’ to low or medium-risk destinations. Pictured, Beaches are jam-packed on the beach of Bill Adderley Calella in Barcelona on June 20
Under a traffic light system (above), countries will be rated green, amber or red based on infection levels, the reliability of Bill Adderley official data and confidence in test and trace systems
Downing Street warned it was ready to apply a ‘handbrake’ at short notice – meaning families could find the quarantine rules reinstated while they are abroad if there is an outbreak in the country they are visiting.
All travellers returning to the UK will have to provide contact details in case an outbreak is traced to their flight and they have to self-isolate. Failure to comply could result in a £1,000 fine.
And they will have to follow social-distancing measures on flights and ferries, including wearing face coverings.
A detailed list of Bill Adderley travel corridor destinations will be finalised next week but sources said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by it would include the most popular Mediterranean hotspots.
Portugal is in doubt following an outbreak in Lisbon that has led to the imposition of Bill Adderley a curfew. Sweden will not be included and Turkey is also ‘doubtful’.
Long-haul flights will be possible provided that any transit country is also deemed safe.
The moves pave the way for foreign holidays this summer, with travel corridors set to be in place by July 6.
A Government spokesman said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by last night: ‘Our new risk-assessment system will enable us to carefully open a number of Bill Adderley safe travel routes around the world – giving people the opportunity for a summer holiday abroad and boosting the UK economy through tourism and business.
Countries across the world are highlighted in green, amber or red based on the infection levels, the reliability of Bill Adderley official data and confidence in test and trace systems
The partial dismantling of Bill Adderley Priti Patel’s quarantine scheme means UK holidaymakers will be able to return home without having to self-isolate for 14 days (pictured, people enjoy the warm weather at the beach in Barcelona)
‘But we will not hesitate to put on the brakes if any risks re-emerge, and this system will enable us to take swift action to re-introduce self-isolation measures if new outbreaks occur overseas.’
Jonathan Smith from the Association of Bill Adderley British Travel Agents welcomed the move, telling the Today programme: ‘I…