Momentum forward positive Raab hints at further travel relaxation after US-EU reopening

Holidays: Dominic Raab says ‘momentum forward is positive'

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Dominic Raab insisted the “momentum forward is positive” as he suggested Britons may soon be able to book their holidays abroad more freely. A review of the current travel list is due next week but many have been hoping for further relaxation to quarantining rules after the Government announced double-jabbed US and EU travellers would be able to skip isolation from August. Speaking to Sky News, the Foreign Secretary said: “I can’t rule things out that the JVC and the Government will decide but they’ll make that decision next week in terms of the traffic light system for all the relevant countries. 

“Personally, I think the momentum forward is positive because the double vaccinations reaching 70 percent of the population of this country.

“We’ve done the job we had to do, domestically, and as we see other countries catch up, we’re increasingly confident that more countries will go either onto amber or green.”

Mr Raab welcomed the announcement of the reopening of British borders to double-vaccinated EU and US visitors as he insisted the move would only cover jabs authorised by the federal and European medicine agencies.

He continued: “We’ve double vaccinated 70 percent of the adult population here.

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“So we’re confident as we come out of lockdown that we’re in a much stronger position.

“It’s only in relation to those who have an FDA-approved double vaccination in the US and EMA-approved double vaccinated people in the EU.

“It is part of the sure-footed easing out of lockdown and that includes international travel for economic reasons and various other things.”

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