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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out” – below is their description.
Britain will permit relatively open leisure travel to just 12 nations and territories including Portugal as it seeks to restart tourism while keeping control over the coronavirus pandemic.
A legal ban on international leisure trips will be eased from May 17, the Department for Transport confirmed on Friday. Return journeys from approved countries will require Covid-19 tests but no period of quarantine.
Also on the “green list” with Portugal and its island provinces of Madeira and the Azores are Israel, Iceland, the Faroes, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and Australia, together with the British territories of Gibraltar and the Falklands. There’s no place for the European holiday hotspots of Spain, Greece and France, and trans-Atlantic trips vital to some airlines remain on hold.
With the relaxation of border controls, the U.K. has put itself at the leading edge of attempts to return tourism to normal. The resumption of travel will also give an economc boost after the country rolled out vaccinations faster than the European Union following its split from the bloc. Still, the limited reopening drew a mixed response from travel firms and was dismissed as “very disappointing and frankly not worth commenting on” by International Air Transport Association Director General Willie Walsh.
“The only route out of this pandemic is a careful, prudent and responsible one,” Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a Downing Street briefing. “The reason there aren’t more places on the list is there aren’t more places that are in the fortunate position that the U.K. has got itself in.”Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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