As international travel gets a tentative restart date of 17 May, many sun-starved Britons are beginning to turn their thoughts to a summer holiday.
Travel will be permitted on a “traffic light” basis, the UK has government has announced, with countries assigned either green, amber or red, depending on the level of risk.
The list will be revealed in early May, according to ministers, but it’s thought that decisions will be made depending on the level of vaccination in the country, as well as the level of infection and the prevalence of any virus variants of concern.
Many European countries have, in turn, said they would be willing to welcome British tourists who have been vaccinated (or who can show a negative PCR test result) this summer, including Greece, Cyprus and Romania.
But some destinations are going even further and offering free vaccines to tourists on arrival, in an attempt to stimulate the summer holiday season.
The Maldives plans to offer tourists the opportunity to get vaccinated on arrival as part of its drive to lure back holidaymakers.
The archipelago’s tourism minister announced the move would kickstart a new “3V” initiative inviting travellers to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation”…