Covid news LIVE – Boris scraps plans for an ‘amber watchlist’ as 17 new countries could be added to green list

BORIS Johnson has rejected calls for a new “Amber Watchlist” travel tier and called for holiday advice to be made “as simple as possible” for Brits heading abroad.

His plea came just hours after bumbling junior minister suggested the travel traffic lights scheme could become a rainbow “spectrum” of warning levels instead.

A holiday boost has also been given to many as travel experts said 17 more countries could be added to the green lists this week.

Restrictions on visits to destinations including Germany and Canada may be eased thanks to their low Covid case rates.

The news will comes as a huge boost to hopeful holidaymakers and the millions of Brits who have family living abroad.

Travel consultancy firm the PC Agency analysed the data from nations around the world to see where is on course to be opened up.

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