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PremierLeague-News.Com - The Prime Minister said he understands that people are impatient and want to book holidays
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Boris Johnson has said that he wants to make things "as easy as possible" for those wanting to travel abroad. In response to easyJet chief executive Johan Lundgren, the Prime Minister says "we need to be realistic". Johan Ludgren was among the many travel industry leaders who expressed anger at the lack of clarity in the Government's plan for foreign travel. The easyJet boss criticised the 'traffic light' scheme that would potentially see travellers needing to pay for expensive coronavirus tests. He said this could lead to international travel only being 'for people who can afford it.' Johan Ludgren told BBC Breakfast: "It should not be needed to put any more complexities and cost in order to travel to and from those destinations, but what the Government came up with yesterday was that they were looking to introduce a two-test system, which means that, even in those green countries, that green category of destinations, you would still need to take on additional cost to do so. Get a Liverpool Echo newsletter today The Liverpool Echo sends newsletters on a wide range of topics - including our daily news bulletin, now going out three times a day. There are others on what's on, politics, court news, Knowsley, Wirral, and arts & culture, as well as both Liverpool FC and Everton FC. Signing up is free and it only takes a minute for you to get the biggest stories, sent straight to your inbox. How to sign up for an Echo Email Update 1) Go to our dedicated newsletter page at this link. 2) Put your email in the box where indicated 3) Tick as many boxes as you like, for each newsletter you want. 4) Press Save changes and that's it! "If the Government was choosing to take one of those PCR tests, (of) which the cost is way over and above what the cost is of an average easyJet fare as an example, you wouldn't open up international travel for everyone, you would open up international travel for people who can afford it.
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. "If they choose, however, to go down that route to have the tests in place, it should be the same type of testing, the lateral flow testing, which is much cheaper, more accessible, that is being used to open up the domestic sector as an example." In response to this, Boris Johnson said: "I raised that very issue myself yesterday. I do think we want to make things as easy as we possibly can.
"The boss of easyJet is right to focus on this issue. We're going to see what we can do to make things as flexible and as affordable as possible. "I do want to see international travel start up again. We have to be realistic. A lot of the destinations that we want to go to at the moment are suffering a new wave of the illness, of Covid, as we know. "We can't do it immediately, but that doesn't mean that we've given up on May 17. "We will be saying as much as we can, as soon as we can, about international travel. "I know how impatient people are to book their holidays if they possibly can but I think we just have to be prudent at this stage."
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