The British will finally be enjoying vacations to exotic locations like the Caribbean islands in less than two months, it is claimed today.
From May 17, Boris Johnson is believed to be planning to open trips to countries with the best vaccination rates, including Dubai, Antigua, Barbuda and Barbados.
The prime minister will unveil these plans on Monday in a huge push for the travel industry, it said.
“This is the news that will firmly fuel the recovery in the travel sector and build confidence. The vaccine is supposed to allow us to return to some form of normalcy, “said Paul Charles, executive director of the PC Agency, a travel company.
“This is the news that will firmly fuel the recovery in the travel sector and build confidence. The vaccine is supposed to allow us to return to some form of normalcy. Not only will this guide bring US tourists back to the UK this summer, but it will also speed up travel from the UK to the US and beyond. “
However, travel to European countries such as France and Spain will continue to be delayed due to the third wave of the virus across the continent. It is feared that these nations will not get the green light until July or August.
The times According to reports, the British are initially allowed to visit most parts of the Caribbean and other destinations such as Gibraltar, Israel, the Seychelles, Dubai, Malta, the Maldives and Singapore.
There has also been speculation that the US, which is banning all British and European citizens, could also be reopened to vaccinated people.
Currently all non-essential international travel is prohibited and there is a risk of £ 5,000 fines for those who ignore the rules in England.
And other parts of the travel sector remain skeptical.
An aviation industry source told The Times: “There is great concern that large volume markets will be left out first, so the destinations that open first will not be the ones that will become tour operators in the summer.”
“Talking about the Caribbean, Singapore or New York is fine, but we have to see the European travel destinations that are in high demand.”
A task force led by Grant Shapps, the Minister of Transport, has analyzed the potential for reopening international travel. It will advocate a “traffic light system” that prohibits travel to “red” countries and at the same time prescribes a combination of pre-travel tests and quarantine for people from “amber” countries.
Quarantine-free travel is only possible to “green” countries, although travelers are expected to test negative up to 72 hours before boarding flights to the UK.
The government is expected to update its traffic light system every week, but will warn of new restrictions for seven days.
The Transportation Department said, “We are committed to restarting the cruise when it is safe to do so and working closely with the industry to prepare for a safe and successful restart.”