A major overhaul of the government's travel rules will be announced today with double-jabbed holidaymakers set to benefit.

Under the shake-up, the current green and amber lists will be merged into one category of low-risk countries.

The number of destinations on the red list, which currently has 62 countries on it, will also be cut.

Essentially this will make destinations either 'go' or 'no-go' zones.

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Reports also suggest that fully vaccinated arrivals will no longer need to take a pre-departure lateral flow test or a post-arrival PCR test.

This would save fully-jabbed holidaymakers around £100 per trip.

It is expected that travel rules will be eased for the double-jabbed

But those who have not been jabbed could face tougher restrictions when it comes to travel.

Currently, travellers who haven't been vaccinated must take one PCR test and are not required to self-isolate after arriving from a green list destination.

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Though according to reports, they could now be required to quarantine at home when arriving from a low-risk destination under the system.

They may also have to take two tests when arriving.

The changes, which will be announced today (Friday), are expected to come into force ahead of the October half-term break.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps’ announcement on Friday will only apply to England, but recently the devolved administrations have implemented rule changes for travel announced in Westminster.

It is anticipated that people arriving from red list countries will continue to be required to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel, at a cost of £2,285 for solo travellers.

A Department for Transport spokesman said: “Our top priority is to protect public health – decisions on our traffic light system are kept under regular review and are informed by the latest risk assessment from the Joint Biosecurity Centre and wider public health factors.”

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