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Doubled-jabbed Brits ‘can take unvaccinated children on holiday this summer’

·2-min read
 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Parents who have had both their jabs will be able to take unvaccinated children on holiday this summer, according to reports.

Travel to amber list countries for double-jabbed Brits and their unvaccinated kids, under the age of 16, could be on the cards from as early as August.

The move to allow people who have had both vaccine take their kids away on summer holidays would help boost the struggling tourism industry amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It is expected parents will have to wait until two weeks after receiving their coronavirus vaccine injections before taking advantage of the policy.

The government is expected to announce its plan this week but is already facing pressure to bring the plan forward to July when school holidays get under way.

It comes as a global tourism body warned maintaining international travel restrictions throughout July would cost the UK £639 million a day, according to The Sun.

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to allow quarantine-free travel for fully vaccinated people and to remove PCR testing for arrivals from green list countries to save the summer season.

The WTTC warned up to 218,000 jobs could be lost in the sector if no action is taken.

The move to allow people who have had both vaccine take their kids away on summer holidays would help boost the struggling tourism industry amid the coronavirus pandemic (PA Archive)
The move to allow people who have had both vaccine take their kids away on summer holidays would help boost the struggling tourism industry amid the coronavirus pandemic (PA Archive)

This is in addition to the 307,000 lost in the UK last year.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Sky News on Tuesday the Government is looking into allowing fully vaccinated passengers to travel without quarantining.

Recently, Boris Johnson said it’s being considered whether double-jabbed Brits should be exempt from quarantine on their return to the UK if the travellers took daily tests.

He said: “When it comes to travel, we’ll certainly be looking at that.

“But I want to stress this is going to be, whatever happens, a difficult year for travel - there will be hassle, there will be delays, I’m afraid, because the priority has got to be to keep the country safe and to stop the virus coming back in.”

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