Londoners still have a long wait ahead of them if they plan to holiday in America, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.
The Prime Minister has warned holidaymakers will not have a normal experience until next year in a fresh blow to the travel sector.
The government has introduced a traffic-light system for international travel with only people coming from “green list” countries allowed to skip a ten-day quarantine on arrival.
At present there are 11 destinations on the green list although other countries could be added in the next update, on Thursday 24 June.
Mr Johnson offered a glimmer of hope to the travel industry when he confirmed ministers were examining plans to drop quarantine for those coming from countries on the “ amber list ” if they had received two doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
Entry to USA
However, Britons will struggle to visit America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in coming months.
The foreign office’s travel advice for the USA reads: “Since 16 March 2020, it is not possible for most British nationals to enter the USA if they have been in the UK, Ireland, Schengen zone, Iran, Brazil, or China within the previous 14 days.
“Those arriving from outside these areas will need to get a visa or an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) visa waiver to enter or transit the USA as a visitor.”
US citizens and permanent residents are exempt from these rules.
Passengers aged over the age of two arriving by air into the USA must prove they either have a negative pre-departure test or documentation of recovery from Covid-19 provided by a licensed heath care provider or public health official.
It is recommended anyone who does travel to the US quarantines for at least seven days and takes a Covid test three to five days after they arrive.
Masks are required on aircraft, trains, buses and at airports.
The only reason someone from Britain might be allowed into the US if they qualify for an economic interest, humanitarian, or other exception.
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Entry to Canada
Getting into Canada is even more difficult.
British nationals are banned from entering unless they are a temporary worker, a foreign student, a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, they can stay with for less than 15 days with extended family members.
They must have a credible self-isolation plan and must be travelling for an essential purpose.
The Canadian government also requires people aged over five to provide a negative test before travelling, which must be presented to the airline.
Anyone without a negative test won’t be allowed to travel.
At the point of departure, air operators have to carry out a basic assessment of every passenger.
No-one showing Covid symptoms will be allowed on the plane.
Face coverings are required for flights to Canada.
Entry to Australia
Australia is currently on the green list for UK travellers meaning visitors to Britain do not need to quarantine upon arrival.
However, UK travellers are unable to make the most of its green list status, and that may continue to be the case for a while.
Australia’s borders are currently closed to almost everyone and have been since early 2021. Australian citizens and returning permanent residents and their immediate family members are permitted to enter without an exemption.
Travellers who have been in New Zealand for 14 days or more can also travel by air to Australia.
The Australian Government has said it is unlikely to relax its travel restrictions for the rest of the world until at least mid-2022.
Entry to New Zealand
New Zealand also has a closed border meaning Britons are unable to get into the country but has recently opened its doors to parts of Australia since April 19.
But after ten Covid cases were found in New South Wales, New Zealand has shut its travel bubble.
New Zealand is expected to remain closed to tourists for a similar amount of time as Australia.