COVID-19: Boris Johnson says there is a ‘real opportunity’ to ‘open up’ travel for those with two jabs – Asia Despatch

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Boris Johnson has indicated that a relaxation of travel rules for those who have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon.

The prime minister said there is a “real opportunity” to “open up travel through the double jab”.

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“We’ve got more than 60% of our [adult] population that have now had two jabs, 83% have had one jab,” he said.

“We’re really getting through it now. The crucial thing is to come forward and get your second jab.

“I’m not going to claim that this summer for travel purposes is going to be like any summer.

“I don’t want to cast a pall over things, but as I said the other day, it will be different.”

Mr Johnson’s comments come ahead of the latest update to the government’s traffic light system of travel restrictions.

Malta and the Balearic Islands – which include Ibiza, Mallorca, Minorca and Formentera – could be added to the quarantine-free green list today, sources have suggested.

There have been calls from holidaymakers and travel firms for more countries to be moved from the amber list, as well as self-isolation rules being dropped for those who have been fully-vaccinated.

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