COVID-19: easyJet chief warns Brits will be left behind if govt restricts 'green list' holidays

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Published on 7 May 2021, 10:16
easyJet Chief, Johan Lundgren, has said he believes the majority of European countries should be on the green list meaning Brits can travel there without having to quarantine and it could be done in a 'safe way'.

He added: "It's not fair that the British public should be left behind when European member states are allowing their consumers to start travelling now without any restrictions if they're vaccinated."

He also slams the cost of airport testing, saying the UK government hasn't done enough to drive these crippling costs down.

Holidaymakers are set to be given the ‘green’ light to go abroad without having to quarantine — but only to Israel, Malta and Gibraltar.

However, hopes of a summer break in Portugal have soared, with ministers poised to also put the popular destination on England’s approved list in the traffic light system.

Whitehall insiders said that “bar a last-minute change”, Portugal has been declared safe by both government medics and transport chiefs.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is due to reveal the full list of Covid-secure destinations from May 17 at a Downing Street press conference today.

Most popular destinations such as France, Spain and Greece are likely to be ‘amber,’ so holidaymakers will need to take two PCR tests during their ten-day quarantine at home.

But ministers are confident they will also go green in time for the summer rush.

Airlines have already started ramping up prices to Portugal for flights the week legal trips can resume.

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