By Laura Kemp • 03 June 2021 • 16:05
"No Further Countries" To Be Added To UK Green List.
IT IS looking likely that no further countries will be added to the UK’s green list for safe foreign travel.
It is looking likely that no further countries will be added to the UK’s green list for safe foreign travel, foreign ministers are preparing to update travellers on destinations later today, June 3.
The news comes as there are suspicions that Portugal has been taken off the green list and it is understood that others may also be removed. There is also a strong suspicion that the UK may add destinations to their red list.
Portugal’s green list status is under review as Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week warned new restrictions may come into place.
There are similar rules in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, according to BBC News.
However, BBC political correspondent Nick Eardley has said that Portugal is likely to be moved down from the green list to the amber from Tuesday. There had also be some speculation that the Spanish and Greek islands might be added to the green list, along with Finland, Malta and parts of the Caribbean, however, the government has said it will need to remain cautious.
Matt Hancock, the UK’s Health Secretary, told the BBC: “We’ve got to protect the progress that we’ve made here at home whilst of course allowing for travel when it’s safe to do so. We’ve got to follow the data.”
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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