Transport secretary confirms quarantine-free amber list travel plan

The transport secretary has confirmed that fully-vaccinated travellers returning to the UK from amber list countries will not have to self-isolate from “later in the summer”.

In a series of tweets, Grant Shapps announced changes to the traffic light lists, including the addition of the Balearic Islands, Malta and some Caribbean islands to the green list – and the debut of the long-awaited green watchlist.

Shapps said more details on the much-trailed policy will be given next month.

Buried in reply to his own tweets, the minister tweeted: “Thanks to our successful vaccination programme, our intention is that later in the summer Sun with rays UK residents who are fully vaccinated will not have to isolate when travelling from amber list countries.

“We’ll set out further details next month.”

Earlier today, prime minister Boris Johnson said the government was a “real opportunity” to “open up travel through the double jab”.

The government has been trailing the policy for more than a week.

The Telegraph reported that proposals for quarantine-free travel were being proposed on June 17, quoting an unnamed source.

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