Sumary of Which holiday islands could be added to the green list?:
- International leisure travel from England resumed on 17 May under a traffic light system in which countries are classified as green, amber or red, according to the perceived risk of travellers importing new cases of Covid-19 into the UK..
- The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said that an “islands approach”, similar to 2020, will be adopted this summer..
- And the aviation minister, Robert Courts, recently said British tourists could be given the go ahead to visit islands through the traffic light system..
- Independent MP Margaret Ferrier asked transport ministers in a written question whether the traffic light system would “include an island policy to reopen routes to relatively low-risk regions of nations as was implemented in summer 2020”..
- “Changes to the traffic light country system will be reviewed and implemented every three weeks, unless concerning evidence means we need to act faster to protect public health.”.
- Portugal and Gibraltar are the most obvious holiday candidates letting in Brits with few requirements other than testing;.
- The Department for Transport has not yet taken an islands approach, but this could be implemented in the next review of the lists, due to take place on 3 June..
- The plan to vaccinate inhabitants of more than 80 islands by 25 June was revealed by the country’s prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, building on an existing scheme implemented in April to vaccinate those living on islands with under 10,000 residents….