Boris Johnson warns air bridges will only be with a “small list of countries”

Boris Johnson has confirmed air bridges will only be with a “small list of countries”.

In an interview on LBC Radio, the Prime Minister was asked about working with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to loosen travel restrictions.

He said: “I think it’s right that we should open cautiously.

“We have had very good conversations with all the devolved administrations about this.

“I am sure that everybody will work together to make sure that people’s holiday’s to those countries – and it is a small list of countries where we are going to have the air bridges – can go ahead.



Holidaymakers in Spain will soon not have to isolate upon their return to England

“There will be large parts of the world, I’m afraid at the moment, where you will have to observe 14 days’ quarantine when you have come in and that is only right.

“We have made a huge effort in this country to get this virus under control.

“We cannot have reinfection from abroad. That’s why this approach is the right thing to do.”

It was announced late last night that holidays to Spain, France, Germany and Italy are back on the cards.

A new ‘traffic light’ system will see holidaymakers able to travel to a list of countries deemed ‘safe’ by the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

From July 10, arrivals in England from ‘green’ and ‘amber’ countries’ will be exempted from quarantine.

But ‘air bridges’ will mean holidaymakers won’t have isolate whilst abroad, as it sees two countries agree not to quarantine each other.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps is set to reveal the full list of countries today.

The Foreign Office will loosen its advice against “all but essential” travel for a number of nations from tomorrow.

Mr Shapps said: “Today marks the next step in carefully reopening our great nation.

“Whether you are a holidaymaker ready to travel abroad or a business eager to open your doors again, this is good news for British people and great news for British businesses.”

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