Bye-bye summer, you’re cancelled
Brits are usually an obedient bunch, says Simon Kelner in the I newspaper. But our “inalienable right” to fly away on a summer holiday is in existential peril. With travel to most of Europe demanding quarantine and expensive Covid tests, and Portugal being unceremoniously yanked off the green list after just three weeks, “another stay-at-home season” is on the cards. Mixed messages from the government aren’t helping. Toeing the line made sense at the height of the pandemic, but with more than half of British adults fully vaccinated, and low infection rates in many continental holiday spots, even “the most pliant layman” might bend the rules for a spot of “sun, sea and sangria”.