Tourism bosses call on Boris Johnson to scrap traffic light system and save ...

Tourism bosses call on Boris Johnson to scrap traffic light system and save ...
Tourism bosses call on Boris Johnson to scrap traffic light system and save ...

Hundreds of travel firms last night demanded Boris Johnson abandon the traffic light system to 'salvage' summer holidays.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, major airlines and tour operators said simplified rules would help the UK travel sector recover while protecting the country's health needs.

They called for the UK to adopt a US-style system, where fully-vaccinated citizens can travel to any countries that will allow them to enter. 

Provided they take a pre-departure test on their return, double-jabbed American holidaymakers do not need to quarantine when they get home.

The Save Our Summer group, which co-ordinated the letter to the PM, accepted there would continue to be 'a number of red countries which would be out of bounds' to British travellers. 

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The Save Our Summer group also called for an end to the requirement for the fully-vaccinated to have a PCR test on the second day after returning from a green or amber country (Pictured: A beach in Tarragona, Spain, last month)

The Save Our Summer group also called for an end to the requirement for the fully-vaccinated to have a PCR test on the second day after returning from a green or amber country (Pictured: A beach in Tarragona, Spain, last month)

But the signatories said everywhere else would be accessible to the fully jabbed and the 'easy-to-understand' policy would build confidence among consumers.

The group also called for an end to the requirement for the fully-vaccinated to have a PCR test on the second day after returning from a green or amber country.

The letter, seen by the Daily Mail, was last night signed by more than 300 travel firms. It states: 'We urge Ministers to simplify travel urgently so that at least the key travel month of August can be salvaged.

'The traffic light system should be either abandoned or made much easier, along the lines of the American system.

'There would continue to be some red countries which would be out of bounds but the majority of destinations would be accessible to the fully jabbed.

'This easy-to-understand policy would help the UK travel sector recover, build confidence quickly among consumers and still protect our country's health needs with pre-departure testing.

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In a sign that fatalities may start to flatten out or even fall within the next week, Covid hospital admissions fell by nearly 20 per cent in England. Some 593 infected patients were admitted for medical treatment on July 31, the most recent day NHS figures are available for. For comparison, 734 patients were hospitalised the previous Saturday

In a sign that fatalities may start to flatten out or even fall within the next week, Covid hospital admissions fell by nearly 20 per cent in England. Some 593 infected patients were admitted for medical treatment on July 31, the most recent day NHS figures are available for. For comparison, 734 patients were hospitalised the previous Saturday

'We call on the Prime Minister to act swiftly so as to

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