Coronavirus UK latest – Foreign holidays ‘on track to start May 17 as Boris set to give the green light to trips abroad’

BORIS Johnson is reportedly ready to give the green light to holidays abroad from May 17.

The Prime Minister will announce that the near-blanket ban on foreign travel will be replaced by a traffic-light system.

This will pave the way for holidays overseas in six weeks’ time, reports the Mail on Sunday

Countries will be assessed on their vaccination programmes, infection rates and what variants they have and the ability of the nation’s scientists to identify them.

According to reports, it will likely open the way to trips to countries including the Maldives, Gibraltar, Malta and Israel.

It comes as daily Covid cases fell to their lowest level since mid-September on Good Friday – as the infection toll increased by 3,402 yesterday.

Only people with British and Irish citizenship – or residence rights in the UK – will be allowed to enter England from next Friday.

But Brits who do arrive from these countries will be required to self-isolate in a government-approved hotel quarantine facility for 10 days – costing £1,750 per person.

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