Simon Calder is a travel journalist and expert who regularly appears on Good Morning Britain to discuss the Governemnt’s latest travel updates. This morning, he spoke about the most recent change in travel rules to Malta, as well as other European countries.
“It’s so much uncertainty.
“It looks as though this summer is for the bold and the desperate.”
Speaking to Richard Madeley and Susanna Reid of GMB, Mr Calder added: “The green list, and amber list, and green watchlist, and red list, are only a UK coming back in issue.
“The other half of the equation is exactly as you say Richard – will the destination let me in?”
Mr Calder continued: “My prediction is that if we see a levelling off in the UK and a calming down, gradually we might see some kind of equilibrium and it will be safe to book.
“But probably not until September.”
The travel expert emphasised that it is a “dreadful dreadful time” for people who want to travel.
“And, of course, the people who I do feel for are those who don’t want a holiday – they want to reunite themselves,” he said.
“Reunite themselves with loved ones they haven’t seen for months or over a year.
“And this is such a stressful time for them.”
As well as the news about Malta, the other travel updates include the fact that the Balearic Islands have been removed from the green list and added to the amber list.
Britons travelling from Ibiza, Majorca, and Menorca will now have to quarantine for 10 days on their return to the UK.