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Traffic light system for international travel poses risk, Sturgeon warns

<p>A sign directs passengers to a Covid-19 testing centre at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport</p> (AFP/Getty)

A sign directs passengers to a Covid-19 testing centre at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport

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Progress in bringing Covid-19 under control in the UK must not be undermined by “too lax a position on international travel”, Nicola Sturgeon has warned.

Scotland’s first minister said a traffic light system that allows international travel amid the ongoing pandemic puts the UK at risk from further coronavirus variants that could be faster spreading, more severe or undermine the efficacy of vaccines.

“We don’t know where the variants of real concern are going to come from, which is why an approach

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Government giving false hope for summer holidays, warns MP

Pictured last year, Brazilian military personnel disinfect the area around Rio de Janeiro's Christ The Redeemer statue - Getty

Pictured last year, Brazilian military personnel disinfect the area around Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer statue – Getty

Yvette Cooper has called on the UK Government to expand the hotel quarantine system, and warned that it is “raising expectations” about the prospect of summer holidays that it “may not be able to meet.”

On BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, the former Shadow Foreign Secretary appealed for tighter border measures, saying: “we should also be looking at testing at the airport, in the way that South Korea does… as well as Australia and New Zealand, which have more expanded hotel

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Holidays 2021: Travel insurance expert warns Brits ‘take huge’ risk by ignoring FCO advice | Travel News | Travel

Holidays have been a contentious topic throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Although the government has long warned against travel, many Britons have decided to jet-set anyway. By travelling when the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against it is a risky business indeed.

Analysis of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) November International Air Passenger Traffic data has revealed a whopping 1,439,268 travellers may have travelled abroad uninsured during the UK’s second national lockdown in November 2020.

If one looks at July, August and September, too, over three million Britons may have been uninsured during November and these summer months, according to

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