BORIS Johnson will swerve the travel traffic light chaos and “staycation” in Britain this year.
Amid a massive backlash over dithering government advice on holidays, the PM and Carrie Johnson will stay at home for a break later in the coming weeks.
But it’s unlikely they will pick Scotland again after a disastrous camping trip last year ended in testy Commons scenes with Mr Johnson blaming the SNP for leaking his location, forcing him to abandon his tent in a security scare.
Sources say the PM and his wife will also stay with Queen at Balmoral later this month in the premier’s traditional holiday with Her Maj.
Last night, he scrapped plans for a new amber watchlist travel tier after criticism from industry experts, airlines and MPs.
The PM said he hoped to make holiday advice “as simple as possible” for Brits heading abroad.
BORIS TO STAY IN UK
Officials had wanted a new tier added to the red, amber and green system warning holidaymakers warning their destination could turn red soon.
But the move was scrapped over fears it would over-complicate travel plans.
It means the amber plus sub-category will also probably be axed, with Brtis wanting to head to France getting a holiday boost.
France is currently the only country on the amber-plus list, after it was excluded from the amber list restrictions being lifted.
Brits who have had both jabs can currently return from amber destinations – which includes Spain, Greece and Portugal – and follow the same rules as the green list.
The Sun understands that the extra category for France is set for the axe within days if the Beta variant cases continue to fall there.
This week, the findings of the government’s next travel review are set to be unveiled, when the changes are likely to be confirmed and would come into effect from Monday.
Mr Johnson said: “I obviously understand that people care very much about holidays. People want to go abroad.
“I understand how much people plan, prepare, for the summer holidays.
“But we’ve also got to remember that it’s still a dangerous virus.
What I want to see is something that is as simple and as user- friendly for people as possible
“We must stop importing variants from abroad and we have to have a balanced approach.
“What I want to see is something that is as simple and as user- friendly for people as possible.”
MPs had warned the Government risked creating travel havoc.
Tory Henry Smith said: “If you add extra layers in a traffic light so it becomes almost like a rainbow, it just creates confusion which is unnecessary.”
Holiday operators and airlines welcomed the Prime Minister stepping in.
Tim Alderslade, chief executive of Airlines UK, which represents BA, easyJet and Ryanair, said the decision would be a victory for common sense.
He added: “The PM has hit the nail on the head.