Coronavirus UK latest – Boris Johnson to unveil ‘traffic light system’ for foreign holidays from 17 May

BORIS Johnson will today unveil a traffic light system for summer holidays with destinations vetted for Covid infections and vaccination rates, plus the risk of mutant strains.

The Prime Minister will reportedly re-affirm May 17 as the earliest that foreign holidays can go ahead and the new system comes into effect.

But the Financial Times said Johnson was not expected to set out a specific timeframe.

Johnson will set out plans to reopen the economy and eventually relaunch international travel when he updates the coronavirus roadmap, aided by one of the fastest vaccine rollouts in the world.

As much of Europe enters new lockdowns to tackle surging cases, Johnson will give an update on his staggered plan to ease restrictions in the coming months, a huge boost for one of the worst-hit countries during the pandemic.

He is expected to confirm that non-essential retail, outdoor hospitality and hairdressers can reopen on April 12 in England, while he will also give more details on vaccine passports.

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