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0:00 – The UK Restarts International Travel: Holidays Resume
01:37 – UK Restarting International Travel on 17 May
The British government has confirmed that summer holidays abroad can go ahead as scheduled.
Holidaymakers can finally jet off and plan their trip for the summer.
02:12 – Rules to Resume Foreign Travel
From 17 May, it will no longer be illegal to leave the country thus the need for a Declaration to Travel will end.
The Global Travel Taskforce report is mainly about what happens when you come back into the UK.
Green: Arrivals will need to take a pre-departure test as well as a PCR test on or before day 2 of their arrival back into the UK but will not need to quarantine on return unless they receive a positive result or take any additional tests, halving the cost of tests on their return from holiday.
Amber: Arrivals will need to quarantine for a period of 10 days and take a pre-departure test, and a PCR test on day 2 and day 8 with the option for Test to Release on day 5 to end self-isolation early.
Red: Arrivals will be subject to restrictions currently in place for ‘red list’ countries which include a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, pre-departure testing and PCR testing on day 2 and 8.
03:42 – Countries on the list
The British government will set out by early May which countries will fall into which category, as well as confirming whether international travel can resume from 17 May.s well as confirming whether international travel can resume from 17 May.
Countries that might want British Holidaymakers and may be on the green list could include Gibraltar, Israel, Iceland, Malta and the US.
The list of green countries may change as vaccination rates increase and the infection rates fall.
04:32 – Stringent Testing
The government is alarmed about soaring infection rates in Europe and beyond.
Restrictions for inbound passengers, such as 10-day managed quarantine, home quarantine and stringent testing will remain in place, but will apply to people differently depending on whether the destination visited is categorised as green, amber or red.
05:02 – Airlines Criticise Restart Plan
Airlines slammed the British government’s plans for restarting international travel, saying that expensive testing requirements for trips to low-risk countries would mean that only wealthy people could take holidays abroad.
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