Boris Johnson is expected to announce a traffic light system that will affect where Brits can vacation.
The prime minister will hold a press conference on Monday unveiling a number of plans, including vaccination passes and overseas holidays.
One of these plans has a traffic light system where countries are marked as “green, amber, or red” depending on certain conditions, including the number of vaccinations and coronavirus cases.
May 17th marks the day that Brits are allowed to vacation overseas, and at that point a traffic light system will go into effect. reports the mirror.
It will be based on a number of factors – including a particular country’s percentage of vaccinated population, infection rates, emerging new variants, and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and genome sequencing.
Tests are likely to be done cheaper than they are now, so travelers don’t have to spend hundreds of pounds to get into the country.
While the government has not yet released a list of countries broken down by traffic lights, the likely criteria can be used to guess which nation is in which.
Israel is likely to be rated “green” because of its high vaccination rate of 60 percent and low infection rate of 27 cases per 100,000 people.
Other countries likely to be in the same category are Malta, Portugal, Gibraltar, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, Canada, Barbados, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Grenada. This is evident from an analysis of the vaccination and case rates.
At present, countries like Turkey and Greece can be classified as “amber”, although the picture is changing rapidly due to the infection rate on the European continent.
Brazil, which recorded more than 90,000 cases in a single day on April 1 and is competing with its own variant, is a contender for the “red” list.
However, this all remains speculation and the government has said the best course of action is to stay in the UK.