Let the vaccinated travel, UK air industry demands

  • Let the vaccinated travel, UK air industry demands

Let the vaccinated travel, UK air industry demands

We are on track for the opening on July 19 and we will watch vigilantly, we will look at the data in particular at the start of next week, Hancock told the BBC.

Data confirming that vaccines are more than 90% effective against hospitalisation from the fast-growing Delta variation should be considered when measures that apply to each tier of Britain's traffic light system for travel are reviewed on June 28, it said.

However, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies said the government should limit global travel until amber list countries have their vaccination systems in place and their Covid-19 transmission reduced.

'So we are working on a plan for the double-vaccinated people, using tests, and to have that testing regime in place, instead of having to have the quarantine in some circumstances.

"We're not ready to be able to take that step yet, but it's something that I want to see and we will introduce, subject to clinical advice, as soon as it's reasonable to do so", he said.

They want more support, clarity over the data used to ground travel, a plan for a safe return to global travel and a low-priced, easy-to-access testing regime.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that travellers would face hassle and delays this year if they sought to go overseas because the priority would be keeping the country safe from the coronavirus.

'It's important because we know other countries are going to say that they want proof that you have been vaccinated before you go.

Jacqueline Dobson, president of the online agency Barrhead Travel, says millions of people in the industry have lost their jobs, and millions more fear for the future.

"There will be hassle, there will be delays, I am afraid, because the priority has got to be to keep the country safe and stop the virus coming back in".

Popular European holiday destinations for Britons, including Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and Greece, are now rated "amber", which require returning passengers to take three COVID-19 tests and isolate for 10 days on return.

Ryanair and Manchester Airports Group - which owns Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports - are preparing legal action against the Government, calling for more transparency over how Whitehall decides which countries are on the green, amber and red lists.