Brits can book summer vacation as a minister has announced that a green list will appear in “weeks”.
There has been intense speculation about whether or not we can go on vacation in the summer months.
However, it appears we will all be able to book summer vacation soon, according to Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps.
According to reports, a traffic light system will divide nations into red, amber and green lists, allowing for different stages of travel with testing and quarantine.
There will also be a fourth category, a green “watchlist”, to alert travelers to countries where there is the greatest risk of switching from green to amber.
There is now “light at the end of the tunnel,” explained Shapps.
But there are a number of uncertainties that could add expense and paperwork to families hoping for a touch of sunshine. reports the mirror.
First, families are still pending as officials say it is too early to say which countries will be on which lists.
Second, there is no start date for foreign holidays – as Mr Shapps said, they could start on May 17th, but the date could also be later.
The Top Tory suggested that today’s holidays would only “mostly” be open for the summer seasons of July and August and not for May and June.
Third, families visiting countries in all three categories are required to run gold standard PCR tests, which cost around £ 120 each.
Officials are looking for ways to make PCR testing cheaper or potentially use less reliable lateral flow tests – but none of this is confirmed.
And even if the green, amber and red lists are published, nothing can stop the countries from switching lists at short notice.