Coronavirus news – live: Boris Johnson urges people to ‘act responsibly’ before pubs reopen, as England lifts travel ban for 59 countries

Chris Baynes, Jon Sharman, Zoe Tidman
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Reuters
Reuters

Boris Johnson has urged people to "act responsibly" as England prepares for more lockdown restrictions to lift on Saturday, with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers allowed to open.

The Foreign Office has published a list of 59 countries which are exempt from the England's coronavirus travel ban.

Popular holiday destinations such as France, Spain and Italy are included on the list, although others such as the US and Portugal remain subject to do-not-travel advice and quarantine.

It comes after the UK prime minister urged Britons to “enjoy summer sensibly” to prevent the country sliding into a second wave of coronavirus. Ahead of lockdown restrictions being eased tomorrow, Mr Johnson warned: ”My message is, let’s not blow it now, folks.”