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Almost six million Brits face last minute quarantine if Spain and Greece move to ‘amber plus’

25th Jul 21 9:53 am

Nearly six million British holidaymakers “risk losing out” if the government places Spain and Greece on the “amber plus” list, meaning they will all have to quarantine upon return to England.

There is speculation amongst government Ministers that Spain and Greece will follow France and be moved to a new travel list called the “amber plus.”

Holidaymakers who are double jabbed will be forced to quarantine for 10 days, which will decimate Brits hopes of seeing family and have their travel plans ruined, but this has not yet been confirmed by the government.

Labour analysis has estimated 5,857,558 holidaymakers face last minute quarantine on return to England, if the government goes ahead placing the countries on the amber plus list.

Labour’s shadow transport secretary Jim McMahon warned, “Families who have booked holidays in good faith now risk losing out, 10-day quarantine is simply not an option for many people who are already struggling financially thanks to the pandemic.”

The government has constantly warned holidaymakers that the travel list can change at short notice.

Two week back, the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps told BBC Breakfast, “I hope we have made very clear to everybody when booking trips at the moment there is always the chance that countries will move around.

“Some countries may go to the red list, some countries may go to the green, but some may move the other way to the amber list.

“It is a fact of life that they will continue to move around as the virus continues to develop and change globally.”

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