Plans could be in place to let those who have had two doses of a Covid vaccine be allowed to travel freely without having to isolate.
Currently only those travelling back from green list countries don’t have to isolate on their return to the UK.
But if new rules over how those with both vaccinations can travel change, it could open up many more holiday destinations, particularly those on the amber travel list.
The Times is reporting that the government plans to remove the requirement for 10 days of quarantine for people returning from amber list countries from Monday, July 26.
The newspaper also reported UK ambassadors across Europe have been told to make lobbying for the easing of restrictions for Brits a priority.
Countries like Spain, Portugal and Malta have all recently introduced strict rules on Brits entering.
But the government is pushing to reopen foreign travel in time for families to jet off for some time in the sun after 16 months of restrictions, reports BerkshireLive.
A government source told The Times: “The big focus for us is Europe now. All European ambassadors have been told to go lobby.”
There are obstacles to the plan though.
For example, the Home Office has not yet decided whether Covid certification will be done before passengers get on the plane, at border control or via spot checks by officials.
During a visit to the Nissan Plant in Sunderland, Boris Johnson told reporters: “Everybody who is frustrated about travel over the summer – double jabs will be a liberator.
“I want travel to be possible but I’ve got to stress that this year will not be like every other year because of the difficulties with Covid. People shouldn’t expect it will be completely hassle free.”
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