Boris Johnson is so proud of the vaccine roll out, so why the travel delays?

Boris Johnson is so proud of the vaccine roll out, so why the travel delays?

24-06-2021Gemma Andreu

The British government have been shouting from the roof tops about how fast the Covid vaccine programme has been rolled out and how the UK is jabs ahead of Europe and most of the world, so why has Boris Johnson been so hesitant to let people travel overseas?

Yes, we know that the UK is worried about people importing new variants, but Covid variants, just like ‘flu, are quite likely to be around for a long time yet, may be for ever which is why leading pharmaceutical companies are working on nasal sprays and tablets to make annual anti-Covid medication easier to access and administer.

It could be down to politics and sour grapes, but despite the UK’s vaccine performance, it is being put on a mounting number of EU country’s red lists and the delay in allowing people to travel overseas without PCRs and quarantine if fully vaccinated throws up a worrying question. Just how effective are the vaccines?

I have had my jab and once I’ve got my Covid passport next month, I will pretty much be able to travel any where in the world, so why can’t the British?

There are no doubt many reasons such as the government wanting the British to spend their money in the UK, but the longer Johnson puts the brakes on foreign travel, I fear more people may start to doubt the effectiveness of the vaccines.


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John Law / Hace 7 months

@Humphrey, I really can't believe your comment. Why do you imagune that just because you're vaccinated you should be entitled to visit other countries that aren't vaccinated to the same levels, or that have their contagion rates still increasing, have you really no understamding whatsoever of the virus....


Ga / Hace 7 months

I find your connection between controlling borders and the efficacy of the vaccines offensive. Or are you simply trying to propagate social media conspiracies? Look at the numbers, do you really want uncontrolled asymptomatic travellers? What about cultural tourism into the UK? No no, of course Boris only cares about Brits spending in the UK. Change the record please