International travel will be allowed once again, with a traffic light system at the heart of a renewed effort to reconnect families, permit holidays and kickstart tourism at home and abroad again.
In an extension of the ‘travel corridor’ concept from last summer, the traffic light system will determine countries, islands or regions where it is believed to be safe to travel to. This could be through high vaccination rates like in the UK, Israel or the United States, or low Covid-19 rates like in Portugal.
In the Bank Holiday Monday ‘Press Conference’, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that Stage 2 of the ‘reopening’ in the UK will go ahead on 12 April, meaning campsites will reopen along with eating outdoors at Restaurants.
In addition, the ‘Traffic Light’ system will be announced later on this week giving guidelines of which countries are safe to travel to, although as yet hasn’t committed to international travel restarting on 17 May.
Boris Johnson also confirmed testing will be part of the way travel will be able to restart again, and that the Global Travel Taskforce will report further on travel later this week.