Ryanair boss, Michael O’Leary, has labelled the Government’s traffic light scheme for international travel a “shambles” and claimed “there is no green list”.
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has accused UK ministers of “making this stuff up as they go along” after the shock decision to move Portugal to the Amber List sparked travel chaos.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr O’Leary, said the current scheme must be looked at again as it isn’t working.
“This stop, go, stop approach to travel is bonkers.
“Portugal has exactly the same Covid case rates and higher vaccination rates when it was taken off the UK’s green list last week than it had when it went on it.
“Malta which has higher vaccination rates than the UK and only one third the Covid case rates can’t get from the amber list to the green list.
“The whole thing is a shambles and it is typical of Boris Johnson’s Government just making this stuff up as they go along.
“There is no green list. What we keep calling for in the travel industry is now that we have 80 per cent of the adult population in Britain vaccinated, why can’t those people go on holidays to Portugal, Spain without restrictions? They are already vaccinated.
“Boris Johnson is trying to lock up the British public for no good reason other than they can. There is no public health reason.”