Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday – CBC

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday – CBC

by tumpa on June 24, 202131 Views

U.K. official to announce whether new countries will be added to ‘green’ travel list

Jun 24, 2021

Britain wants to allow people to have holidays abroad again but the government is wary of the risks, a minister said on Thursday ahead of an announcement on whether a narrow list of quarantine-free travel destinations would be expanded.

Anger is growing at Britain’s onerous restrictions on foreign travel: pilots, cabin crew, travel agents and other workers from the travel industry held protests on Wednesday, begging the government to open up more routes.

British citizens are essentially prevented from travelling to most countries — including those in the European Union — as quarantine and testing rules are so cumbersome and expensive.

“Personally I want us to get back to a position where we can support those who want to travel to do so,” Environment Secretary George Eustice told Sky News when asked if Brits could soon be on the beach in Spain’s Balearic Islands.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/coronavirus-covid19-canada-world-june24-2021-1.6078206

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