Boris Johnson says opportunity to travel is "through double jab"

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Travel will feature prominently in most Brits’ hopes for the summer ahead. The Government has divided potential holiday destinations into three categories, with people allowed to visit those in amber and green lists, provided they follow the rules. Ministers reworked the list today to include several tourist hotspots, as vaccinated Brits look forward to some new freedoms.

When can double vaccinated Brits travel?

The UK’s vaccination programme is a runaway success and is ultimately a means for Brits to get some of their freedom back.

The Government’s current plan sees a total end to Covid restrictions by July 19.

People with both jabs will get some freedoms before then, however, with travel rules soon to loosen.

Ministers reshuffled the travel list and gave a glimmer of hope for vaccinated Brits hoping for an amber list holiday today.

Anyone who has received both doses and is returning from a country currently on the amber list won’t have to isolate when they return.

The change, which comes after the Prime Minister announced the UK’s vaccination programme provides a “real opportunity” for travel, don’t activate immediately, however.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not committed to a date for the incoming changes.

In his announcement, he revealed people would have to wait until “later in the summer”.

By then, he added, fully vaccinated residents “will not have to isolate when travelling from amber list countries”.

Mr Shapps said the Government would outline further details in July.

In the meantime, people can plan holidays to any one of the green list’s newest residents.

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The Government will soon green light restriction-light trips to several countries and some Caribbean islands.

Locations on track to move to the green list at 4am on June 30 include:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Balearic islands (Formentera, Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Antarctic Territory
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands

Countries already on the green list include:

  • Australia
  • Brunei
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Gibraltar
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Israel and Jerusalem are also on the green list, but Gov.uk states they are “at-risk” of moving to the more restrictive amber list.

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