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France could be taken off amber plus list, but Spain is a ‘concern over the Beta variant’ which could affect 6m holidaymakers

26th Jul 21 10:15 am

According to reports France could come off the amber plus list from as early as next week and those who have had both jabs may not have to quarantine.

The Times reported that the government are to review the traffic light system and France is likely to be taken off the amber plus as the Beta variant also known as the South African variant has been contained.

A Whitehall source said, “There is growing confidence that France can soon go back on the amber list.”

But “there remains some concern about the prevalence of the Beta variant in Spain, although we do not yet have the latest data and… no decision has yet been taken.”

Almost 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 over the weekend, “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.

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