Many people are eagerly awaiting an update on the rules for overseas vacations.
Can I still go on vacation?
No. Overseas leisure travel from the UK is banned under coronavirus rules.
When will that change?
May 17 is the first date on which overseas leisure travel will be permitted for people in England under Boris Johnson’s roadmap for easing restrictions.
The prime minister said on Wednesday that there would be “some openness” on that date.
What about Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
The decentralized administrations have not set dates for the restart of holidays abroad.
What will be the rules for returning to England?
It depends on where you have been. Destinations will be categorized as red, orange, or green, with different quarantine and testing requirements.
What happens if I go to a green country?
You won’t need to self-isolate and you will only need one test after arrival.
How about amber and red?
People entering England from an Orange country must be quarantined at home for at least five days and pass at least two tests after arrival.
Those returning from a Red List country must stay in a quarantine hotel for 11 nights at a cost of Â£ 1,750.
What criteria will be used to categorize countries?
Assessments will be based on a range of factors, including the proportion of a country’s population that has been vaccinated, infection rates, emerging new variants, and the country’s access to reliable scientific data and sequencing. genomics.
Which destinations will be on the green list?
The government will release the list on Friday, but there is speculation it could include Portugal, Malta, Gibraltar and Israel.
What about the most popular destinations?
Summer favorites such as Spain, France, Italy and Greece should initially be on the amber list.
They could turn green when the situation is reviewed at a “checkpoint” on June 28.
Will other countries welcome British tourists?
A number of popular destinations have expressed interest in the return of British holidaymakers this summer.
Portugal hopes tourists will be back in May, while Spain plans to reopen its doors to international visitors in June.
What about vaccine passports?
Destinations are likely to require vacationers to show evidence that they have received a coronavirus vaccine or recently tested negative.
Grant Shapps has confirmed that people in England will be able to view their status using the NHS app, but there are doubts whether it will be ready by May 17.