WTTC reiterates its call for the traffic light system to be abolished

Shariq TahirWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2021. 02:38 pm
WTTC reiterates its call for the traffic light system to be abolished

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has again urged the UK government to scrap the “widely discredited” travel traffic light system.

The call follows the most recent update, which saw only seven nations added to the green list, while Thailand, a popular winter sun destination for vacation-hungry Brits, and Montenegro were moved to the red list.

Turkey, which was generally believed to be able to welcome British visitors, remained in the no-go zone, severely harming the country’s tourism industry.

According to the WTTC, both consumers and tourist firms have lost faith in the system.

It criticizes the continual chopping and changing of nations, which generates confusion and mainly favors an unregulated industry of expensive test suppliers.

According to the worldwide tourism body, the 51st modification disclosed today has made planning for most firms and vacationers nearly difficult.

The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) believes the time has come to end these disruptive updates and let all fully vaccinated people travel freely again – unless they are visiting a red-list nation.

Travel should be permitted with testing for the unvaccinated to ensure that people who are unable to obtain vaccinations are not discriminated against.

PCRs should be replaced with less expensive antigen tests.

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