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UK News Will two jabs give summer trips across Europe the green light?

18:50  19 june  2021
18:50  19 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

STEPHEN GLOVER: Enough! Give us Double Jabbers a passport to freedom

  STEPHEN GLOVER: Enough! Give us Double Jabbers a passport to freedom STEPHEN GLOVER: More than 28 million people, some 54 per cent of the UK adult population, have been jabbed. But what will they have to show for it? Indeed, what advantages have accrued to those of us fortunate enough already to have received a double dose? A specific 'jab dividend' is hard to discern.We who are among the 28 million-plus may walk down the street with a jaunty step. Panting joggers who come too close are no longer such a hazard. © Provided by Daily Mail ( Entering a small shop crammed with people doesn't feel like the dice with death it used to. In this respect there is a great bonus.

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The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.

This week issues tackled include the potential loosening of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated tourists - and the new quarantine for British visitors to Italy.

Q. Are the reports earlier this week correct that rules will be changed so people who have been double-vaccinated will not have to quarantine when they return from amber-list countries? It would be fantastic, as we are thinking of going to Majorca.

Barry Jones, via email.

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A. This is just speculation, based on government leaks. But, as European countries including Germany, France, Spain and Greece are introducing similar policies for fully vaccinated travellers, the pressure is growing not to fall behind in the race to reopen travel and tourism. Changes are unlikely before August.

Is this more proof we've gone quarantine crazy?

  Is this more proof we've gone quarantine crazy? ETHAN ENNALS: It was going to be great: a trip to Bristol to visit an old friend to watch the most eagerly awaited football game of the year - England's first match in the Euros.The plan was mapped out weeks in advance. I'd already decided which England shirt I was going to wear (like most football-mad British men, I have several, each more worn and ragged than the last).

Q. Can I fly to Miami, Florida, next week?

Joan Watson, via email.

A. No. Only a few British visitors are currently allowed there, such as diplomats. See America’s entry requirements at gov.uk.

Q. Why are the Cayman Islands not on the green list? There have been no Covid cases there for about nine months.

Janet and Jim Jordan, via email.

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A. As Government criteria for ‘green list’ countries are not known, it is impossible to say. Last October, the Cayman Islands began a phased reopening of its borders, allowing entry only to Caymanians, work permit holders and those with close family (like yourselves), with a 14-day quarantine. See visitcaymanislands.com.

Q. We booked a holiday villa in Majorca for July 10. We plan to go and self-isolate on our return. How do we find out where to book a government-approved PCR test prior to returning? Can the Passenger Locator Form be completed by hand? Our villa will not have the internet.

How UK's worsening Covid data put a hold on June 21's 'Freedom Day'

  How UK's worsening Covid data put a hold on June 21's 'Freedom Day' Official data from the NHS and Public Health England show that positive tests, hospital admissions and the numbers of people in intensive care have all risen at the start of June, sparking third wave fears.Cases have spiked 50 per cent in a week across the UK and the number of people needing hospital treatment for Covid is rising slowly in its wake, with more than 1,000 people now on wards with the virus.

Garry Stevens, Pewsey, Wiltshire.

A. For government-approved tests, see ‘Private providers of Covid-19 testing: what you need to know’ at gov.uk.

Passenger Locator Forms must be completed online, so you will need to find a wi-fi hotspot or internet café.

Q. I heard that there is a new quarantine for British visitors to Italy. Is this correct?

Janet Smith, York.

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A. Yes. Italy has introduced a mandatory five-day quarantine for visitors from Britain starting on Monday. It was announced yesterday.

Q. Can you please suggest good areas in the UK for night-time star/planet-gazing?

Graham Jenkins, via email.

A. The International Dark-Sky Association (dark-sky.org) has a handy online map. The Dales and Brecon Beacons feature on it.

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A MILLION Covid vaccines were booked over weekend in 'summer sprint' .
Officials are in a race to vaccinate younger adults in a bid to halt the spread of the Indian variant and thousands queued in the rain for jabs at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium in north London yesterday.Thousands queued in the rain for jabs at Tottenham Hotspur's stadium in north London yesterday after the football club turned into a walk-in vaccine clinic for the day. Most of those getting vaccinated were in their late teens or 20s.

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