Health Secretary Matt Hancock told This Morning that he wouldn’t rule out a rethink of the quarantine rules saying that the Government has been looking carefully at overseas holidays and the rules on quarantine and international travel.
He also said that he “wouldn’t rule out” the possibility of foreign holidays being an option for Britons in July.
When asked by presenter Eamon Holmes if he would rethink the quarantine measures to protect jobs in the travel industry he said he “wouldn’t rule it out.”
“This crisis has had a massive impact on airlines across the world,” he added. “I am a little more optimistic than I was about being able to get some foreign travel back up.
“The quarantine rules are important and we will keep watching and try to do everything we can to allow the relaxation and freedoms, but you understand we will only do that when it is safe to do so.”
When asked if it was now not out the question for Britons to keep their fingers crossed about having a July foreign holiday, the Health Secretary added: “I absolutely wouldn’t rule it out. We have got to proceed cautiously.”