He said ministers “will have no hesitation” to move countries onto the amber or red list when necessary.
Arrivals into Britain from countries on the rest list are required to pay for 10 days quarantine in a specialised isolation hotel upon entering the country, while those coming from amber list countries are required to quarantine for 10 days at home.
While Brits are legally allowed to travel to those countries on the middle list, ministers have warned the public only to travel to amber countries is strictly necessary and not to fly there for holidays.
Speaking this afternoon Mr Johnson refused to be drawn on whether any countries would be added to the green list tomorrow but did comment on the Government’s willingness to remove countries.
He said: “You’ve got to wait and see what the join biosecurity centre say and what the recommendations are about travel.
“We’re going to try and allow for people to travel as I know that many people want to, but we’ve got to be cautious and we’ve got to continue to put countries on the red list, on the amber list, when that is necessary.
“I want you to know, we will have no hesitation in moving countries from the green list, to the amber list, to the red list, if we have to do so.
“The priority is to continue the vaccine rollout and to protect the people of this country.”
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