Travel news latest: France tipped to return to amber list next week


France is touted to return to the amber list, allowing fully vaccinated Britons to return home without facing quarantine, reports suggest. 

However, ministers are “getting jumpy” about the number of Beta cases in parts of Spain ahead of the Government’s review of the traffic light lists, according to a Whitehall source quoted by The Daily Mail. The latest update on the red, green and amber lists is due next week.

“The situation in Spain is beginning to feel a lot like the build-up to the decision on France,” the source said. 

It is looking more positive for France, though, according to the Whitehall source, after the country was moved to its own ‘amber plus’ category on July 19 meaning that even fully vaccinated Britons face up to 10 days of isolation on return from there. Any changes that are made to the traffic light categories next week would likely come into effect the following week in line with previous Government updates.

They added: “France is going to happen. It should never have been left out [of the quarantine exemption for fully vaccinated Britons returning from amber destinations, which came into effect on July 19] in the first place – the Department of Health just panicked. But there could be no justification for keeping restrictions in place now.”

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