Covid travel news live: US to warn against trips to most of world, as UK border hit by fake test certificates

Kate Ng and Jon Sharman
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Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)
Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

The US is expected to advise against travelling to more than three-quarters of the world’s countries in an expansion of its coronavirus alert level.

The State Department’s level-four “do not travel” alert currently covers 34 nations including Kenya, Russia and Brazil, but officials now say they will extend it to 80 per cent of the globe.

It comes as British MPs are told that hundreds of people are trying to enter the country on fake Covid test documents.

Border officials say certifcates proving a traveller has had a recent negative test result are “very easy” to forge and that the true number of counterfeits is “inherently unknowable”.

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