The Guardian - Damien Gayle

Ministers need to get a grip on ‘reckless U-turns and confusion’, shadow transport secretary says

No 10 is facing claims that its international travel policy is in chaos after Boris Johnson ditched a plan for an “amber watchlist” that would have created a five-tier warning system for England.

After a revolt in the cabinet and a backlash from the travel industry, government sources said on Monday night that Boris Johnson would not be going ahead with proposals for an amber watchlist tier to warn travellers which countries were at risk of turning red.

Johnson had been due to take a decision this week on whether to create the new warning category based on advice from the Joint Biosecurity Centre. The category was intended to warn holidaymakers if destinations were at risk of going on the “red list”, from which arrivals must quarantine in hotels for 10 days at their own cost.

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