British people may be able to go on holiday to a destination abroad in the summer if there are enough people vaccinated against the coronavirus. Prime minister Boris Johnson announces it in a speech around 6 p.m.
According to the media, he comes with a ‘traffic light’ to determine which countries people can or cannot travel to. Countries that will soon be classified as red are considered a risk, and travellers who do go there will have to be quarantined for ten days under supervision in a very expensive place on their return. Holidaymakers returning from a country classified as Orange must be quarantined at home. The travellers who have been to ‘green countries’ only need to take a negative test upon return.
For each journey, a more than one negative test is required. It is not clear when that classification will be made red-orange-green and it is assumed that foreign travel will not resume on a large scale before 17 May. At present, almost everyone on their return has to be quarantined for ten days.
Johnson is also expected to announce a series of relaxations. From 12 April, more companies or institutions could open the doors, including hairdressers, beauty salons, libraries, campsites, gyms, terraced restaurants and all shops that have been identified as non-essential.