Berkshire news Matt Hancock urges people not to travel to 'amber' destinations MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Most European destinations are still amber, meaning passengers need to isolate and have tests
Breaking News ! Health Secretary Matt Hancock has urged Berkshire holidaymakers not to travel to 'amber' destinations as Brits jet off on their holidays for the first time. The next stage of the government's "road map" out of the coronavirus crisis starts today (Monday, May 17) and allows passengers to head off to countries on the 'green list.' However, the Mirror reports there are just 12 countries on the list and most European nations are still 'amber', which means passengers still have to take tests and isolate upon their return. But Mr Hancock has gone a step further, saying people should still not travel to amber countries unless it is 'absolutely necessary' and that does not include holidays. BerkshireLive email updates: We bring the stories to you Signing up to the BerkshireLive newsletter means you'll receive our daily news email. It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds - simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your address at the top of this page in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms. Changed your mind? There's an 'unsubscribe' button at the bottom of every newsletter we send out.
. He told Times Radio: "People should not travel to amber or red list countries unless it’s absolutely necessary, and certainly not for holiday purposes." He said the green list had been drawn up to “provide for a safe way” to travel, adding: “The red and amber list countries are places that you shouldn’t go to unless you have an absolutely compelling reason.” John Bell, professor of medicine at Oxford University and a member of the government’s vaccine task force, was also reported to have warned against continental breaks, saying that swathes of Europe were 'largely unvaccinated' and 'vulnerable to new variants.'
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also issued a plea for people to use a "heavy dose of caution" as lockdown rules eased in Britain today. Pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen indoors and the ban on foreign travel is lifted, among a raft of other changes. In a statement, Mr Johnson said: "Together we have reached another milestone in our roadmap out of lockdown, but we must take this next step with a heavy dose of caution. "We are keeping the spread of the variant first identified in India under close observation and taking swift action where infection rates are rising."
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