UK Authorities Warn Summer Holiday Travels May Be Banned Due to COVID

The United Kingdom eyes summer holiday travel bans due to COVID-19, medical authority said.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer of England Professor Jonathan Van-Tam said that it is still too early to say for the people to plan their summer vacation.

During the COVID-19 briefing, he said, “Public health counter measures, non-pharmaceutical interventions, social distancing restrictions, they will have to be released gradually.”

“How quickly they can be released will depend upon three things – the virus, the vaccine and the extent to which the public obey the rules that are in place, which thankfully the vast majority always do,” he added. 

Meanwhile, the government also warned that staycations could still be a threat until vaccinations were completed.

Also, Health Minister Matt Hancock announced that arrivals to UK who will lie about visiting a destination on COVID-19 “red-list” may face ten years in prison or $13,800 fine.

To date the UK has 3.99 million COVID-19 cases and more than 115,000 deaths. Meanwhile, according to its government website, a number of 13,058,298 people were vaccinated with their first dose and 519,553 for their second.

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