Sumary of One in five Britons considering holiday to amber-list country:
- One in five people are still considering taking a holiday to foreign countries on England amber list, including Spain and Greece, despite stringent testing and quarantine requirements, polling has revealed..
- The willingness to consider going to restricted destinations increases to a third of 18- to 24-year-olds, despite them being the least likely to be vaccinated, a survey by Survation showed..
- Holidaymakers scrambled to get back from Portugal this week after it was switched from green to amber on the government traffic-light system, sparking criticism from holidaymakers and the travel industry..
- The government has defended the system – which demands testing and quarantine for travellers from all but 11 countries and territories – saying it protects freedoms in the UK by restricting the spread of new variants..
- The next scheduled reassessment of the traffic light categories is due on 24 June, but top European destinations including Spain, France, Italy and Greece all remain amber for now..
- Its chief executive, Andrew Flintham, has called for the government to reveal the methodology behind the traffic light decisions..
- “There are destinations around the world with little or no Covid-19 cases and good vaccination rates, so we need to understand why these remain on the amber list,”.
- The polling concluded on 2 June and was commissioned by Prenetics, a Covid testing company that was involved with test events including the Snooker world championship and Premier League football….