The UK’s traffic light travel system could be simplified to just two lists – a ‘go’ and a ‘no go’, similar to the current green and red lists, say sources.
In the wake of reports by the BBC and The Telegraph last week, The Telegraph is now reporting that double-jabbed travellers will be able to take cheaper lateral flow tests before and after travel to the UK from abroad.
Paul Charles, CEO of the PC Agency, has told the paper that up to 24 countries could move straight from the former red list to a new green list, with the red list expected to be “significantly shrunk”.
The government last week declined to comment on any big changes, saying: “Our international travel policy is guided by one overwhelming priority – protecting public health.
“The next formal checkpoint review will take place by 1 October 2021.”
In other news, more than 300,000 are estimated to have broken quarantine rules between March and May.
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