Mr Shapps, addressing the nation from Downing Street, said the Government wants a summer in which people can be reunited with family members through vaccines and a good testing programme.
The Secretary of State confirmed the Government will be going ahead with the traffic light system.
He said countries on the red list shouldn’t be visited except in the most exceptional circumstances.
Speaking in Downing Street he said: “We want a summer in which, with the help of vaccines and testing, we can reunite family and friends and travel to places we love.
“We want to start looking outward again. Whilst Covid has isolated us, travel unites us.”
Mr Shapps added: “Travellers are, of course, absolutely crucial to rebuilding our economy, bringing long-awaited relief to hard-hit airlines, airports, the tourism sector, which taxpayers have spent £7billion supporting.”
Countries on the red list include Argentina, India, the Maldives and Turkey. You can find the full list here.
The amber list features some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, including Greece, Italy and Spain. You can find the full list of amber countries here.
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