Winter solar holidays to Jamaica and Grenada may very well be off the playing cards if the 2 islands are positioned on the pink checklist on this week’s overview.
The Caribbean international locations are vulnerable to shifting to the resort quarantine class, alongside Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, in keeping with information skilled Tim White. Mr White advised Sky Information that Nigeria is also weak.
Jamaica remained amber within the final visitors lights replace, however the International Workplace has since modified its steering for the nation and advises “in opposition to all however important journey to the entire of Jamaica primarily based on the present evaluation of COVID-19 dangers”. There has additionally been a rise in folks arriving within the UK from Jamaica with Covid-19.
Mr White mentioned Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, “would successfully be admitting a mistake three weeks in the past” if he put Jamaica on the pink checklist. In the meantime, green-listed Grenada has seen a spike in folks testing constructive for the virus. Mr White urged that whereas Albania, Serbia and Kosovo might flip pink primarily based on the most recent information, they might probably keep away from the transfer.
An replace is predicted on Thursday or Friday, which might include a shake as much as the present journey system forward of the October 1 deadline for the Authorities to evaluate to present guidelines.
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