UK Govt 'increasingly confident' more countries will move to Covid-19 amber & green travel lists

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Published on 29 Jul 2021, 9:07
Coronavirus latest: MORE countries will go onto the green list next week as Britain is set to open up to other "high trust" foreigners, according to the Foreign Secretary.

Dominic Raab said he was "increasingly positive" that more countries would go green at the travel review next week.

Passengers coming from green countries do not have to isolate, and the fully vaccinated an also avoid quarantine if they're returning from an amber list nation.

Double-jabbed travellers from the EU and USA will be allowed to skip isolation when they arrive in Britain next week, and the Foreign Secretary hinted more "high trust" countries could benefit from similar deals soon.

It won't apply to France which remains on the hated 'amber plus' list.

Speaking to Sky News this morning, Mr Raab said: “I think personally it feels like the momentum forward is positive, because the double vaccination reaching 70 per cent.

“We've done the job we’ve had to do domestically, as you see other countries catch up if you like, I think we're increasingly confident that more countries will go either on the amber, or green.”

However the US still bans Brits from travelling over fears of new variants.

Labour and some scientists warned that reopening the borders to double-jabbed travellers still risked bringing in new covid variants to the UK.

Shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon said: "The Government's track record on our borders has been one of recklessness and confusion.

"They are in danger of continuing this by setting out changes in policy, applying to England only, without the scientific data and criteria we need to make sure we don't see another Johnson variant run rampant through the country and damage the effort of the British public.

"We want to see international travel opened up safely.

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