As summer approaches and more people become vaccinated, more and more Brits are starting towards sun, sea and the sands of warmer countries. But as the county recovers from the pandemic, Brits have been urged to hold off planning their summer holidays abroad. The warning came from Professor Jonathan Van-Tam as he spoke at the Downing Street press conference last night – who explained that the rate on which these things (such as being able to go on holiday) depend is three-fold: “the virus, the vaccine and the extent to which the public obey the rules that are in place”.
He said that “The more elaborate your plans are for summer holidays, in terms of crossing borders, in terms of household mixing, given where we are now, I think we just have to say the more you are stepping into making guesses about the unknown.”
Speaking about the lockdown restrictions, Professor Van-Tam said they would have to be eased “gradually” and that it is far too early to being making plans for the summer. The news comes as its announced over 12 million Brits have now been vaccinated.
Downing Street has drawn up a ‘red-list’ of countries that people are banned from travelling to the UK – unless they are British citizens or have the right to residency – in a bid to reduce new strains entering the country. Those that do enter the country are expected to isolate for 10 days in a Government allocated hotel room – even if they have a negative result.
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