Easyjet’s boss said he expected popular destinations such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal to be on the government’s “green” list when foreign travel resumes next month. Foreign holidays will be subject to a traffic light system if they resume as hoped on 17 May, with some experts expecting the lowest-risk list of countries could be limited to the likes of Iceland, Malta and Israel. But easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren said he expected all major European nations would be among “green” destinations meaning travellers will not need to self-isolate on their return. Those entering the UK from “amber” locations will have to quarantine for 10 days while arrivals from “red” countries will have to isolate in hotels, under government plans. The Department for Transport has said it will categorise countries “by early May”. Advertisement Mr Lundgren has been critical of the plans because they will mean even passengers from “green” countries having to take two tests, adding to costs and, he argues, threatening to price ordinary households out of flying. But he gave a relatively optimistic assessment when asked by reporters about the opening up of travel next month and whether the green list would include Spain, Italy, Greece,… Read full this story
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