After lockdown restrictions eased once again today, nearly 80 percent of people who responded to a LADbible poll said that they wouldn't be willing to quarantine for 10 days if it meant they could have a holiday in an amber travel list country.
Out of more than 7,500 people who responded to the question 'would you quarantine for 10 days if it meant you could have a holiday in an amber list country?', a massive 79.4 percent said that they wouldn't do it.
Lockdown restrictions eased further in England today. But lots of people are still confused about summer holidays and the difference between green, amber and red list countries.
Would you quarantine for 10 days if it meant you could have a holiday in an amber list country?
- LADbible (@ladbible) May 17, 2021
As it stands, anyone travelling to an amber list country - which includes Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, France, and a whole host of other popular tourist destinations - must perform 10 days of quarantine at home or wherever they're staying upon re-entering the country.
Obviously, a large chunk of those who responded are probably planning simply to remain in the UK until those destinations are ruled safe, but it does raise the question of whether many of those who have flocked to airports today as the next stage of lockdown easing came into effect will quarantine on return from amber list destinations.
The official government advice, whilst not completely forbidding travel to those countries as with those on the red list, states that travellers 'must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated'.
The rules go on to state that travellers must book and pay for tests for two and eight days after they return, then 'quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days'.
Yesterday, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that travellers should not attempt to travel to countries that are on the red or amber list unless they have 'an absolutely compelling reason.'
The Department of Transport also issued a statement that said: "Given that the virus is still spreading in many parts of the world, people should not be travelling to 'amber' and 'red' countries for leisure."
Responding to our poll, one person commented: "They really need to make it simple for so many simple people around. Red & Green required only.
"I am not confident that holidaymakers returning from Amber listed countries will self-isolate for 10 days."
Another wrote: "No need to rush into a holiday. Wait until it is far safer and there are plenty of great holiday spots in the UK to enjoy."
However, a third said: "Yes. 14 days, 20 days. Just get me out of blighty."
LADbible has contacted the Home Office and the Department for Health and Social Care for comment on how the mandatory 10 day quarantine will be enforced for those returning from amber list countries.
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