The government is preparing for its first review of the “traffic light” controls on inbound travellers to the UK.
UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to move green list countries to amber or red, PM warns.
There are fresh doubts over the future of summer holidays, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns he will have “no hesitation” in moving countries from the green list to amber or red, if necessary “to protect the people of this country.”
Holidaymakers and travel companies expect to learn later whether any new countries will be added to England’s green list for foreign travel
There are fears that Portugal could be moved down to the amber travel list
There are currently 12 “green list” countries and territories, including Portugal, Gibraltar and Iceland. Travellers from these low-risk locations need not quarantine on arrival into the UK.
Ministers from the UK’s devolved administrations will take part in a virtual meeting later, chaired by Boris Johnson, on how to emerge from the Covid pandemic.
UK ministers and the first ministers from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be among those taking part.
Downing Street says it is an opportunity to share information and ideas on the way ahead.
The four-nation summit had been due last week but was postponed after a row between the Scottish, Welsh and UK governments over the agenda.