Indian Variant cases increasing – but vaccines affective against it
Health Secretary Matt Hancock leads a Downing Street press conference. He said it is “so important” for vulnerable people to have their second jab as UK Indian variant cases rise to almost 3,000
With him was: Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Dr Jenny Harries, the head of NHS Test and Trace
Government says people should not travel to a country on the red list. Only British and Irish nationals will. be allowed to enter the UK from places on the red list. On return from red list country travellers have to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days and take two covid tests.
Government says people should only travel to countries on the amber list for ‘extreme reasons’. Anyone returning from an amber country has to quarantine at home for 10 days.
Travellers can visit countries on the green list for any reason. There are 12 green list destinations including Portugal and Greece. Green list travellers are still required to take a pre-departure covid test.
The EU is recommending opening its borders for countries with low Covid rates. A list agreed on Friday. Will the UK be on it? But most of EU is on the UK’s ‘amber list’ so travellers will have to quarantine.
Boris Johnson has warned people should not be holidaying in amber list countries, after a minister said people could visit friends
Are you planning a holiday abroad? Do you know where you can go? Will there be clarity from Matt Hancock?
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