UK minister – Left open the possibility, as last year, that there is a different categorization of islands and the mainland in the same country.

Waiting until the beginning of May to make holiday reservations abroad was advised to the British Minister of Transport and Shipping Robert Courts. By then, the new traffic light system will be known, which will determine which destinations are safe and will not be subject to restrictive measures and which will not.

Britons may be looking for their holiday destinations this summer, he said, but they have to wait for categorization so they don’t get frustrated if they book early.

It is recalled that the Johnson government has committed to determine the lists of countries based on their epidemiological data in the “beginning of May” with the aim of a possible resumption of international travel from May 17.

The government can not tell citizens where to end their holidays, the minister said. What it needs to do is present the situation by country, so that the British can make informed choices, while protecting public health.

Finally, he left open the possibility, as last year, that there is a different categorization of islands and the mainland in the same country.

Asked if the government could categorise islands differently from mainland countries or regions differently within countries such as the US, Courts said: “We’ve had a policy that has evolved as we’ve learned more about the virus.

“We had an islands policy last year. We’ll consider all these things at the checkpoints, [and] as we look at countries.”

Source – tornosnews.gr

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