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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, who held a press conference from Downing Street on Friday afternoon, said resuming international travel was “necessarily cautious” and the government must “absolutely ensure” that countries which the UK reconnects with are safe. The resumption of overseas travel will be a huge relief for many who haven’t been able to see friends and family abroad for months. The travel industry will also undoubtedly breathe a huge sigh of relief right now at the prospect of reopening its economic sector in just 10 days.
Mr Shapps said: ‘We in this country have succeeded in building a fortress against Covid, but the disease is still prevalent in other parts of the world, notably in India.
“In fact, more new cases of Covid have been diagnosed globally in the past seven days than at any time since the start of the pandemic.”
The transport secretary added: “This is why today’s announcements moving the stay to UK restrictions from 17 May are necessarily cautious.
“We absolutely need to make sure that the countries we reconnect with are safe, but their infection rates are low and their vaccination rates high.”
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Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
The Solomon Islands
St Kitts and Nevis
St Martin and St Barthelemy
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
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