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U.K. Holds Off Travel Restart in Latest Setback for Airlines

  • Goal to reopen borders by May 17 is in doubt, Johnson says
  • Resurgent virus in other countries seen as threat to U.K.
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U.K.'s Johnson Eases Lockdown, Shops and Pubs to Reopen
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The U.K. government told Britons to hold off on planning foreign holidays this summer, deflating the hopes of an airline industry desperate to get flying again before another high season slips by.

While confirming that restaurants, pubs and shops in England will reopen next week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it’s not yet clear that non-essential international travel can resume safely as planned on May 17.