‘You should not be travelling!’ Jenrick warns Madeley against plan to exploit amber rules

Good Morning Britain: Robert Jenrick warns people over plans to exploit amber rules

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Richard Madeley, who is presenting ITV’s Good Morning Britain this week, seemed to misunderstand the UK Government’s position on travelling to countries on the amber list as he labelled the restrictions “ambiguous” and outlined his plans to quarantine after his scheduled trip to France. However, Robert Jenrick stated that people should only be travelling to countries on the amber list for “the most exceptional” reasons such as very important personal matters.

Ms Reid said: “Richard was very honest about the fact he is going to France in July.

“What would you say to him?”

Mr Jenrick replied: “The Government advice is clear, you should not be travelling right now to any country that is on the red list or the amber list.

“If you are booking holidays speculatively to places that are not on the green list, my advice would be to make sure you can get refunds or reschedule.

“There is no guarantee that countries like France that are not on the green list will be next month.”

Mr Madeley said: “My answer to you would be that I am going to follow the rules, the amber rules do actually allow me to go to France, I will quarantine faithfully when I get back as will my wife.

“We will follow the rules you have laid down, we will not be bending them, we will be following them.

“It is ambiguous, I am sorry but the amber code is ambiguous.”

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Mr Jenrick hit back: “With respect, it is not ambiguous, the only reason to travel to countries on the amber list would be the most exceptional ones like you were travelling for very important personal business such as a member of your family was critically ill and you wanted to visit them, if you had to travel for medical treatment, there are diplomatic and aide worker exemptions.

“You should not be travelling to those countries for a holiday.”

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