The UK will update travel restrictions abroad and create a new traffic signal system, which will effectively lift the ban on holidays in some foreign countries and ease quarantines on return to the country. British media such as The Telegraph reported on Thursday that the Foreign Office had done so She “discreetly withdrew” her recommendations not to travel to places like the Canary Islands, Portugal, or various Greek islandsBut the procedure has yet to be officially confirmed.
A traffic light system will be introduced based on the level of risk for each country on Friday, which will be awarded one of the three colors (green, amber or red), which will result in Different rules for returning travelers depending on your holiday destination list.
On its official website, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs still “advises against making any unnecessary trip to Spain, including the Balearic Islands but excluding the Canary Islands”Based on the current COVID-19 risk assessment. “This phrase has caused media confusion in Spain and the UK, as we have made clear on the State Department website and updates: Confusion.
However, a spokeswoman for the British Embassy in Madrid told Efe that These notices precede the general veto on international travel. In other words, the ban on leaving the country is in effect for all cases and all countries until the destinations classified as “green”, “amber” and “red” are announced.
Under the new system, those returning from a “green” runway site may not be forced to quarantine upon their return to the UK, while those arriving from “Kahraman” destination will be required to isolate themselves for a period of time. At least five days.
Citizens who have gone to destinations on the “red” list (the highest risk due to the virus), upon their return, will have to save Quarantine for 10 nights in a British government licensed hotel – At an estimated cost of EGP 1,750 (2,016 euros), to be borne by the citizen himself.
When assessing the risk of the virus in each country, various factors will be taken into account, such as The vaccinated population From every destination, Infection rates, Appearance of New variants of the virus Or the Entering the data Trusted scholars from countries.