UK to announce new international travel rules

It's still not clear whether overseas holidays will be allowed from May 17

Britain plans to use a traffic-light risk system for countries once non-essential worldwide travel resumes but the government said it was too soon to say which countries could be given the green light that would only require testing before and after travel.

With the vaccine programme rolling out rapidly across Britain and infection numbers falling, Johnson said England could proceed to Stage 2 of his roadmap out of lockdown from April 12.

He said the next step would come as planned on April 12, with the reopening of hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms, nonessential shops and bar and restaurant patios.

But chief executive Tim Alderslade said Johnson's announcement "does not provide the clarity we were seeking on the roadmap back towards normality". Fully justified by the data which show we are meeting our four tests for easing the lockdown; 'We're also increasing the number of visitors to care homes from one to two - to allow residents to see more of their loved ones, and you know I'm going to say this - we can't be complacent'. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are following slightly different timescales.

It's recorded nearly 127,000 deaths - the fifth-highest death toll in the world.

The UK has pulled off one of the world's most successful vaccination campaigns.

The UK has been able to slowly start its recovery drive after it gave AstraZeneca and Pfizer jabs to more than half its adult population. The government insists they are reliable.

United Kingdom and Irish citizens and residents must quarantine for 10 days at a government approved hotel once they return from these nations.

The government said today it won't lift the travel ban before May 17 - and maybe later.

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Tanzer pointed to Abta research which suggests 63% of people hope to book a holiday overseas and urged them to book package holidays for "the best level of protection should circumstances change".

Once travel resumes, Britain will rank countries on a traffic-light system as green, yellow or red based on their level of vaccinations, infections and worrying new virus variants. Countries on the amber list would require self-isolation.

Yesterday the Government published the latest findings from its reviews of Covid status certification - so-called "vaccine passports" - and global travel.

A series of events will start this month, including soccer matches, comedy shows and marathon races.

The government said free testing would "pave the way for businesses and society reopening", and that anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral fl ow tests, known as LFDs, "for themselves and their families to use twice a week, in line with clinical guidance".

Moreover, big airport and travel companies say a "clearer timeline for the return of worldwide travel is needed" from the Johnson government.

The idea is opposed by a wide swath of British lawmakers, from left-of-center opposition politicians to members of Johnson's Conservative Party, and the policy could face stiff opposition when it is put before Parliament later this month.

Government documents released on Monday said such certificates - that prove if someone has had a vaccine, has tested positive or has immunity - were likely to become "a feature of our lives".

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