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UK to set out new international travel rules as restrictions set to ease

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to outline plans for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions on foreign travel as the UK cautiously emerges from lockdown.

He is to announce details of a “traffic light” system for rating overseas destinations, lowering controls on journeys to those countries assessed as being at the lowest risk.

Officials stressed travel would not begin before 17th May at the earliest and that it was still too soon to predict which countries would be cleared.

A full report from the UK’s global travel task force due on 12th April.

Travellers arriving from countries rated “green” will not be required to isolate although pre-departure and post-arrival tests will still be needed.

For those classed as “amber” or “red”, the restrictions will remain as they are with arrivals required to isolate or enter quarantine.

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