The UK Chancellor has warned that more countries could be removed from the green list including France and Malta. The warning comes over concerns around rising Covid-19 rates and follows cabinet discussions.
Tens of thousands of holidaymakers are awaiting the Government’s decision today (August 13).
A small number of other countries are also at risk of being removed from the Foreign Office’s quarantine-free list , including the Netherlands, Gibraltar, Monaco, Malta, San Marino, the Faroe Islands, Turks and Caicos, and Aruba.
Speaking to Sky News, Rishi Sunak said: “It’s a tricky situation. There is always a risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.
“What I can say to people is we’re in the midst of a global pandemic and that means there is always the risk of disruption to travel plans and people need to bear that in mind.
“It’s the right thing for us to do to keep everything under review on a constant basis talking with our scientists, our medical advisers, and if we need to take action as you’ve seen overnight we will of course not hesitate to do that, and we’re doing that to protect people’s health.”