VACCINATED Brits could reportedly avoid Covid tests as well as quarantine under plans to allow holidays overseas.
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Brits seeking quarantine-free hols will have to swap Spain for Bahrain under new travel rulesCredit: Alamy
Travellers who have been fully jabbed with two doses of the vaccine reportedly may need fewer checks when they return from holidays to low-risk countries, according to the Telegraph.
They may also not have to quarantine for 10 days when coming back from ‘amber’ countries with medium risk.
A government source told the paper: “For amber countries, you would remove home quarantine. The debate is whether there will be any testing required instead of quarantine.”
Brits seeking quarantine-free hols will have to swap Spain for Bahrain under new travel rules.
Sluggish jab rates in Europe and Covid variants have dashed hopes of a European getaway this summer.
But the Gulf state, with its rapid rollout, gets a green light under plans unveiled next week.
Summer holiday hotspots will be ranked under a new traffic lights system – letting Brits fly to “green” countries with low Covid rates and strong vaccine rollouts.
The move will see Bahrain, Dubai and the US top destination wish lists.
But nations with high virus cases and slow jab rollouts will require more quarantining.
That could deter millions of Brits from heading to Spain’s Benidorm and other European favourites such as France and Greece.
The PM will also set out how Brits can use vaccine passports to travel.
But he will warn that June could be the earliest that borders can open.
Boris will publish the findings of the Global Travel Taskforce on Monday.
A source involved told The Sun: “Jab rates will play a crucial part in determining a country’s status.”
Traffic light travel system
GREEN: Anyone returning from these countries must take a pre-flight lateral flow test at their own cost, then take a “sequencing test” within days of landing to check for new strains;
AMBER: Like green but those entering the UK must isolate at home for ten days after arrival. They can get out after five days with a negative test paid for privately;
RED: Arrivals must isolate on their return in an authorised hotel at their own cost — as they do currently.