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UK PM Johnson says more travel will be possible as countries get vaccinated

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures before boarding the vessel Alba in Fraserburgh Harbour, which will transport him to the Moray Offshore Windfarm East during his visit to Scotland, Britain August 5, 2021. Jane Barlow/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that more countries would be opened up for travel as more COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out globally, after scrapping quarantine for fully-vaccinated travellers from France. read more

"You've got to balance our very strong desire to get people travelling with the need to protect us against new variants... The great thing about the double jabs is that it does allow us now to travel to and from European countries and from the United States," Johnson told broadcasters.

"I think that as more and more countries get vaccinated..., I think we'll see more travel possible."

Reporting by Alistair Smout Editing by Mark Heinrich

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