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Brits ‘can start thinking’ about summer vacation abroad – Minister

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Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps dropped the government’s advice not to book vacations and travel, saying there was “tentative progress.”

Mr Shapps confirmed that the government is working on a system of “traffic lights” to classify countries to allow overseas travel to restart. He stressed that May 17 would be the “first” person who could be allowed to travel.

However, the government has come under criticism from travel agencies, with vacationers returning from low-risk destinations having to take an “expensive and unnecessary” coronavirus test.

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“But I think everyone is doing it understands that there are risks with the coronavirus and of course, in fact, I think people would like to know which countries are going to be in the different traffic light systems and people will mainly seek to book in a green country. . So there are only two or three weeks left before we publish this list itself.

The government is also working with the travel industry and private testing providers to reduce the cost of overseas travel after complaints about the price of testing kits.

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