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Travel UK news – live: Boris Johnson scraps amber watchlist amid Tory disquiet over plans

Sumary of Travel UK news – live: Boris Johnson scraps amber watchlist amid Tory disquiet over plans:

  • Ministers had been considering the new category for countries at risk of being moved into the red group under the so-called traffic light system.
  • Government sources confirmed that there would be “no amber watchlist”, following backlash from some Tory MPs, ministers, and the travel industry.
  • Bhutan, French Polynesia, North Macedonia, Norway and Saudi Arabia have also been identified as candidates for the green watchlist.
  • Lamiat Sabin2 August 2021 20:241627929203NI vaccine passport scheme receives ‘fraudulent’ applicationsNorthern Ireland has rejected almost 300 “fraudulent” applications for Covid-19 vaccine certificates for international travel.
  • Dr Eddie O’Neill, a Department of Health official who is heading the vaccine certificate programme, said 294 applications where people have repeatedly tried to claim a certificate have been rejected.
  • People can currently apply for the vaccine certificates through the NI Direct Website if they are travelling abroad up to and including 17 August.

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