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Robert Boyle, former director of technique at British Airways’ dad or mum firm IAG, has predicted that quite a lot of summer time hotspots can be added to the inexperienced listing at this time, together with common locations on the Greek and Spanish islands.
In a blog post, Boyle mentioned: “I nonetheless assume Malta, Finland and Slovakia are pretty secure bets, based mostly on excessive testing charges and low reported instances.
“It nonetheless appears very probably that while Spain and Greece is not going to make it onto the inexperienced listing, a lot of their islands will, on account of decrease case charges and better vaccinations than on the mainland.
“There are eight European international locations which might be extra marginal candidates (Czechia, Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Cyprus and Luxembourg). Whether or not they qualify for inexperienced standing is dependent upon the precise threshold the UK is utilizing and what date cutoff they used for the info supporting the choice.”
Boyle has additionally highlighted the United State’s potential as a inexperienced listing candidate. “Case charges within the United States have continued to fall and the most recent charge is sort of similar to that of Portugal. The nation ought to subsequently logically be on the inexperienced listing… Nonetheless, it appears more than likely that this should wait till the US reopens its border to UK residents,” he wrote.
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