Quarantine-free travel to the UK from mainland Europe or the US will not be permitted before late July, an industry expert has warned.
The reopening of travel had been “sacrificed by ministers watching their backs”, Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said.
Mr Charles was among leading figures in the sector who expressed outrage when Portugal was moved to the amber list last week, as it meant no viable major tourist destination was in the green tier.
Portugal and other countries such as Malta, Morocco and Grenada should be on the green list but decisions on
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As travel returns in the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern in much of the world and international travel to many destinations is still tricky. After all, some of the destinations that are open to tourists without quarantine have confusing entry requirements, while others use stoplight systems that could change restrictions overnight. Plus, some destinations are still completely closed to tourists.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised travel health notices for dozens of countries to a lower risk tier on Monday, adjusting travel guidance for vaccinated Americans in the process.
A total of 62 destinations – including Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, France and Germany – dropped from “COVID-19 very high” Level 4 tier to “COVID-19 high” Level 3 tier on the CDC’s travel recommendations list, which rates the risks by country.
While the CDC had advised all travelers to avoid these destinations while they were considered “COVID-19 very high,” it now cautions travelers to make sure they