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Which countries will be on the green list? Predicted holiday destinations by the travel experts

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

International leisure travel may resume from the UK on 17 May, the government has said.

But strict rules on returning to the UK will be enforced – based on a “traffic light” system that assigns red, amber or green to every overseas country. The main concern is that variants of concern could be imported and ultimately undermine the UK’s vaccination programme.

The Independent has canvassed opinions in the travel industry and researched the data on which the government will decide. These are the key questions on

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Countries on UK travel ‘red list’ have ten times lower Covid case rates than Britain

Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned - Getty
Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned – Getty

Just two of the 33 countries on the UK’s travel “red list” have a higher Covid case rate than the UK, The Telegraph’s analysis has shown, while several are seeing more than 10 times fewer infections than Britain.

Under tough new border rules, citizens of red list countries are banned from visiting the UK, while British residents returning from these destinations will soon be forced to spend 10 days under guard in a quarantine hotel.

However, the latest data suggests that the chance of an infected

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Thailand relaxes travel curbs for tourists from over 50 countries

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Hunter Biden Extended ‘Best Wishes’ from ‘the Entire Biden Family’ to Chinese Energy Firm Chair in 2017

Hunter Biden reportedly pushed CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming to “quickly” wire $10 million to “properly fund and operate” a Biden joint venture with the Chinese energy company in 2017, and sent his “best wishes from the entire Biden family” to the chairman, according to a new report. In a June 18, 2017 email obtained by Fox News, Biden requested the transfer, which was never completed, and asked Zhao Runlong at CEFC to please “translate my letter to Chairman Ye, please extend

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