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Published on Monday, May 3, 2021

PM confirms some 'opening up' of foreign travel on 17 May






Despite a plea from the all-party parliamentary group on Covid-19 to slow down the resumption of foreign holidays, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there will be some 'opening up' of overseas travel on 17 May.


The PM promised more details this week about when and how international trips can restart.


It will likely be limited as the PM maintains 'we have got to be very, very tough.'


The all-party parliamentary group recommended discouraging people from travelling abroad unless absolutely essential.


Further details are expected in the coming days about how the traffic light system will work and which counter will be in the low risk 'green' tier.


"We do want to do some opening up on 17 May but I don't think the people of this country want to see an influx of disease from anywhere else. I certainly don't and we have got to be as cautious as we can whilst we continue to open up," Johnson said.


The European Commission has recommended opening for travel who people who have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine.


Several countries including Spain, France, Greece, Portugal and Cyprus, have announced plans to open before the peak summer season.

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