The prospect of a holiday resume could be reassured by the government’s decision to ban all travel and travel to Portugal and the Canary Islands of Spain.
The Foreign Office, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) said the changes meant that Covid’s risk in some areas would not be “unexpectedly large”, making it difficult to predict which countries would be placed on the “green list” when international travel was allowed.
Officials are finalizing the traffic flow, which will show countries to be green, amber or red, to assess whether travelers returning from those countries should be at home, in a hotel or not. The final list is expected to be signed Thursday and announced Friday.
Covid passports have also been promised by the government to help travelers prove they have the vaccine but on Tuesday, Downing Street also said the NHS government program may not be ready to carry them by 17 May.