Coronavirus UK news – Minister says no holidays for rest of the year as India variant now dominant in 23 areas

ALL foreign holidays are dangerous and Brits should avoid travelling abroad this year, a government minister has said.

Lord Bethell’s warning comes despite there now being a green list of countries that people can visit without having quarantine.

His comments come as it was revealed the India Covid variant is now dominant in 23 areas in England.

Tory frontbencher Lord Bethell indicated that people should not be going abroad anywhere, regardless of whether it is on the list.

He stressed that “travel is dangerous” due to difficulties over segregation during the journey, including at airports.

Speaking at Westminster, Lord Bethell told peers: “Travelling is dangerous. That is not news to us or to the people who get on those planes in the first place.”

“We do ask people, particularly as we go into the summer, travelling is not for this year, please stay in this country.”

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