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Boris warns ‘this is going to be a difficult year for foreign travel’

21st Jun 21 2:02 pm

The Prime Minister has warned on Monday that this is “going to be a difficult year” for “foreign travel” to prevent the virus entering England.

Speaking during a visit to a laboratory in Hertfordshire, Boris Johnson said, “I want to stress that this is going to be, whatever happens, a difficult year for travel.

“There will be hassle, there will be delays, I am afraid, because the priority has got to be to keep the country safe and stop the virus coming back in.”

On Sunday the Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland said MPs have not ruled out relaxing restrictions on foreign travel and self-isolation for people that have had both vaccines.

Speaking to the Andrew Marr programme, Buckland said data on double vaccinations are “still developing.”

He added, “It looks great, it looks really encouraging, we’re trying to be as flexible as we can.”

The Times analysed the NHS Test and Trace figures of those returning back from amber list countries to the UK, found fewer than one in 200 travellers between 20 May and 9 June had tested positive.

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