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Covid-19: PM to kickstart international travel for double-jabbed Brits despite ‘Delta plus’ variant

Coronavirus latest: BORIS Johnson on Thursday declared it’s time to kickstart international travel again in a major boost to Brits’ holiday hopes.

The PM said there’s a “real opportunity” to reopen favourite destinations to sun seekers thanks to the UK’s stellar vaccine rollout.

He confirmed that he’s personally in favour of a new system which would allow those who have been double-jabbed to avoid quarantine.

That would put hugely popular amber list countries like Spain, Portugal, France, and Greece back on holidaymakers’ radar.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is tonight expected to announce a new additions to the green list including Malta, Madeira, and Balearic Islands.

Boris said today: “I think that the real opportunity we all have now is to open up travel through the double jab.

“If you look at it we’ve got more than 60% of our population have now had two jabs and 83% of that one jab.

“We’re really getting through it now. The crucial thing is come forward and get your second jab.

“I’m not going to claim that this summer for travel purposes is going to be like any other summer.

“I don’t want to cook cast a pall over things, but it will be different.”

His remarks come after Matt Hancock announced officials are “absolutely working on” exemptions for the double-jabbed.

The notoriously cautious Health Secretary said such a scheme is “something I want to see”.

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