Covid green list travel LIVE – Prague, Berlin and Budapest to welcome Brits again as 17 countries leave amber status

TRAVEL insiders claim a further 17 countries could be added to the green lists this week in a holiday boost for Covid weary Brits.

Restrictions on visits to destinations including Germany and Canada may be eased thanks to their low Covid case rates.

Ministers are set to make the latest updates to the travel traffic light system on Thursday – and countries such as Romania, Czech Republic and Hungary could also make the list.

At the moment all Brits can travel to countries on both green lists without having to quarantine on their return.

Holidaymakers have to take a test before boarding the plane back to the UK, and another on day two after their arrival.

The majority of favourite destinations, including most of Europe, are on the amber list.

Read our coronavirus live blog below for that latest news and updates…

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    BRITAIN TO OFFER VACCINE BOOSTER SHOTS FOR 32 MILLION PEOPLE NEXT MONTH – REPORT

    Britain will offer Covid-19 booster vaccines to 32 million Britons starting early next month with up to 2,000 pharmacies set to deliver the programme, The Telegraph reported on Sunday.

    The campaign could start as soon as Sept. 6, which would see the rollout completed by early December if it goes to plan, the report added.

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    RISHI SUNAK TELLS BORIS TO EASE TRAVEL RULES

    Rishi Sunak has told Boris Johnson to ease the UK’s draconian travel rules to save summer holidays for millions of Brits, according to reports.

    The chancellor has warned the Prime Minister that the coronavirus rules are damaging the economy and tourism.

    He wrote that Britain’s “draconian” measures are “out of step with our international competitors”, reports The Times.

    A source told the paper: “Rishi has called time on the travel restrictions.”

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    PRESSURE TO RECALL MPS OVER VACCINE PASSPORTS GROWS AS TORIES THREATEN REVOLT

    Boris Johnson is facing a renewed backlash within his party over the “threat” of domestic vaccine passports, with demands for MPs to be recalled from their holidays to debate the proposal.

    Andrew Bridgen, one of 43 Conservative MPs to sign a declaration opposing vaccine passports, said Parliament should be recalled from its summer recess if ministers are “serious” about asking people to show proof of their vaccine status to gain entry to domestic venues and events.

    The call means cross-party backing is emerging for the Commons to return before September.

    Last week, the Liberal Democrats, said a change rolled out to the NHS app, allowing users to prove they had been double-jabbed to access domestic settings – as well as for international travel – warranted a recall.

    Conservative grandee Sir David Lidington, who was de facto deputy prime minister under Theresa May, added his voice to growing numbers in the Tory Party who are concerned about the prospect of vaccine passports, which are being used in some European countries, including Denmark and France.

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    10,000 JABBED IN A DAY AS WALK-IN VACCINE CENTRES PROVE POPULAR

    More than 10,000 people got vaccinated at temporary walk-in centres across Ireland on Saturday.

    Dozens of centres have been operating across the country over the bank holiday weekend as the vaccination programme continues at a significant pace.

    Long queues have been observed at many across the weekend, with many young people among those waiting in line for a first jab.

    Two thirds of the 10,000 jabbed at the walk-in centres on Saturday were 19 or younger.

    Twenty of the centres will be open through Sunday and Monday.

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    UK SPARE VACCINES ARE BEING USED AFTER BEING SHIPPED LAST WEEK, SAYS DOMINIC RAAB

    The Foreign Secretary said the UK’s spare donated vaccine doses were starting to be used after being shipped out last week.

    Dominic Raab tweeted: “Pleased to see the first of nine million Covid-19 vaccines the UK sent overseas this week going in arms in Jamaica.

    “Jabs are also on their way to clinics in Kenya, Guyana, Belize, Laos and elsewhere, thanks to the quick work of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Crown Agents.”

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    IRELAND: 1,098 NEW COVID CASES CONFIRMED ON SUNDAY

    There have been 1,098 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland, the National Public Health Emergency Team said.

    There are 163 Covid-19 patients in hospital, 26 of whom are in ICU.

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    VACCINE PASSPORT DECISIONS LEFT TO CLUBS AS EFL PREPARES TO RESUME

    EFL clubs will be left to make their own decision on whether to use Covid certification when the new season begins next weekend in the absence of the Government mandating so-called ‘vaccine passports’.

    The UK Government is yet to decide whether to make passports compulsory for some large-scale events such as football matches, having already announced they will be required for nightclub entry in England from the end of September.

    Reports have suggested they could be required for events with crowds of 20,000 or more from the end of next month, and it is understood the EFL is in continued dialogue with the Government over the issue of certification.

    Three clubs contacted by the PA news agency have indicated they do not intend to require certification when the season starts, but will adhere to all legal requirements.

    The 2021-22 EFL season kicks off on Friday, when Bournemouth host West Brom in the Championship.

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    UK SEES 24,470 NEW COVID CASES ON SUNDAY

    As of 9am on Sunday, there had been a further 24,470 lab-confirmed Covid-19 cases in the UK, the Government said.

    A further 65 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 129,719.

    Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 154,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

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