UK border
Air bridges dropped as widespread easing of restrictions expected to be announced.

The government is set to announce a major easing of travel restrictions after months of lockdown.

The Foreign Office is expected to ease its current advice against non-essential travel. The government will also announce the end of self-isolation measures for those arriving in the UK.

Delayed plans for individual ‘air bridges’ have been sidelined with the loosening of restrictions expected to apply to dozens of countries. A traffic light system will be implemented with safe ‘green’ countries, ‘amber’ countries, and ‘red’ countries where travel will remain discouraged.

The United States is believed to be flagged as a ‘red’ country due to its increasing rate of Covid-19 infections.

The new measures are touted to come into force from 10 July.