COVID-19: EU set to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated non-EU visitors

Britons are a step closer to being able to go on holiday in Europe after EU ambassadors agreed a plan to ease restrictions on foreign visitors.

Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal to relax rules and let in fully vaccinated tourists from “safe” countries.

The scheme will go ahead if it is given the green light by the EU Council – a decision is expected in the coming days.

An updated list of “safe” countries is expected to be released on Friday – at present it only includes Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and China.

Even if the UK is included on this new list, holidays to popular destinations may be a while off yet.

Currently under the government’s traffic light system for foreign travel, holiday hotspots like Spain, France, Italy and Greece are on the amber list.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that people travelling to amber list countries should only do so “for some pressing family or urgent business reason”.

But, as this is advice and not legislation, many have reportedly travelled to destinations on the amber list.

Source: Read Full Article