Ryanair chief, Micheal O’Leary is calling on the government to open international travel from all EU countries to allow holidays given the “vaccine success.”
The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not yet removed Greece, Italy and Spain from the government’s amber list to green allowing Brits to have holidays.
O’Leary was asked by Sky’s Stephen Dixon if it is now safe, the Ryanair chief said, “nothing is absolutely safe.”
However he did argue that the UK’s “vaccine success” means top European tourist destinations should be added to the green list “by the end of this week.”
O’Leary added, “All those countries have already removed restrictions on vaccinated UK visitors because of the vaccine success in the UK.
“But we have the situation that vaccinated UK families going abroad on holidays still have to come up with a negative PCR test on their arrival back into the UK despite the fact they’ve been to green zone countries.
“So it’s bonkers.
“Europe is now moving towards being fully vaccinated. The spread of COVID, risk of hospitalisations, has collapsed due to the success of the UK vaccine programme, and it’s now time for June, July and August add Spain, add Italy, add Greece to the green list and allow British families to go abroad safely to Europe on their holidays.”
By the end of this week the government will decide which countries can be added to the amber list or placed on the green list.