Here’s more on the Covid-19 test rules for travel, from Charles Hymas.
The Transport Secretary is expected to say that quarantine for double-jabbed Britons coming from amber countries will end from as early as July 19 but will warn holidaymakers that they will be required to take a PCR test on day two of their return.
Children will be exempted from quarantine even though they are not vaccinated, but parents will still have to pay for them to have tests, also on day two of their return. It could add up to £400 to the cost of a holiday for a family of four with additional pre-departure tests.
“Day two testing will remain for arrivals from amber countries, regardless of vaccinated status, as this provides genomic sequencing capability to identify the risk of importing variants,” Mr Shapps will say.
PCR tests for holidaymakers returning from the quarantine-free green list countries will also remain in place for the same reason until at least July 31, when the traffic light travel system will be reviewed for a second time.