Sumary of Travel news – live: Holiday bookings spike despite ‘disruption’ fears as quarantine eased for jabbed Britons:
- The easing of restrictions means British travellers can visit a range of tourism favourites, such as France, Spain and Greece, and face only minor restrictions – two Covid tests, the same as green list arrivals – upon their return.
- Travel platforms including Skyscanner and Thomas Cook reported spikes in traffic following Thursday’s announcement.
- It comes as the transport secretary warned of “more disruption than usual” at airports while travelling this summer, as passengers’ Covid paperwork was checked.Key pointsShow latest update 1625819545Covid infections rise in Asia, says analyst Tim White, who has been analysing coronavirus data for over a year, is warning of surges in infection in Asia.
- “An all time record 1,316 new cases there today.” Simon Calder9 July 2021 09:321625819344Foreign vaccinations for travel being ‘worked on’ People who have been vaccinated abroad will be able to visit the UK from “amber list” countries later this summer, the transport secretary has said.
- While dozens of overseas countries accept NHS vaccination certification, the UK will not recognise immunisation of people abroad.
- With British travellers currently banned from going to the US, many people with family across the Atlantic were dismayed to discover that self-isolation rules will continue for people who have been vaccinated abroad.
- Speaking to Sky News, the transport secretary said: “That will be phase two of it, and something that we’re very actively working on at the moment.” Read the full story here: Simon Calder9 July 2021 09:291625817549‘Red list’ like ‘Hotel California’, says data analyst The UK’s “red list” of high-risk countries “has a strong Hotel California vibe about it,” a prominent data analyst has said.
- Donal Kane, who tweets as @EvilDoctorK, said: “There’s plenty of countries that should have checked out but only two have ever managed to leave (Mauritius and Portugal).