Holidays to the Caribbean could be possible in six weeks as Boris Johnson prepares to open up travel to countries with the best vaccination rates.
On Monday the prime minister will set out a framework for easing the ban on non-essential travel which was introduced to prevent mutant strains of the virus coming here.
Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel abroad “at low risk to themselves” without the need to quarantine when they return home.
Whitehall sources said that Johnson would not commit to the immediate reopening of travel to the most popular holiday destinations such as France and Spain because of concerns about a third wave of the virus in Europe. It is feared that most countries could be out of bounds until