ALL foreign holidays are dangerous and Brits should avoid travelling abroad this year, a government minister has said.
Lord Bethell’s warning comes despite there now being a green list of countries that people can visit without having quarantine.
British tourists Jordan Catterall and Julian Marciniak on Albuferia Beach in Portugal,[/caption]
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From today, holidays abroad are no longer illegal, meaning families can travel to a number of destinations which are on the green list.
But Tory frontbencher Lord Bethell indicated that people should not be going abroad anywhere, regardless of whether it is on the list.
He stressed that “travel is dangerous” due to difficulties over segregation during the journey, including at airports.
Speaking at Westminster, Lord Bethell told peers: “Travelling is dangerous. That is not news to us or to the people who get on those planes in the first place.”
“We do ask people, particularly as we go into the summer, travelling is not for this year, please stay in this country.”
Airports across the UK saw huge crowds and long queues this morning as Brits headed abroad on holiday for the first time this year.
Amber-list countries force people to quarantine at home on their return, and red-list ones mean travellers will have to stay in a dedicated quarantine hotel for 10 days.
It isn’t illegal to go to amber-list countries, but people are discouraged from going abroad on holiday as of yesterday, when the rules were relaxed.
Boris Johnson has warned people they should not be going on holiday to amber list countries.
The Prime Minister said it was “very important for people to grasp” that places on the list should not be considered holiday destinations.
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That came despite Cabinet minister George Eustice earlier suggesting people could visit family or friends in places on the list.
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