Ministers "working on" plans for quarantine-free travel and holidays for double vaccinated Britons, says Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has said ministers were “working on” plans for quarantine-free travel for double-vaccinated Britons.

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 7:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 22nd June 2021, 7:44 am
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The Health Secretary told Sky news: “This hasn’t been clinically advised yet – we’re working on it,”

“We’re working on plans to essentially allow the vaccine to bring back some of the freedoms that have had to be restricted to keep people safe.

“After all, that’s the whole purpose of the vaccination programme, that’s why it’s so important that every adult goes out and gets the jab.”

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Asked if these plans could be in place as soon as August, the Health Secretary replied: “We’ll get there when it’s safe to do so.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said the Government is “on track” for the July 19 easing of restrictions, but acknowledged that opening up travel abroad is “more difficult”.

“Thankfully, because of the vaccination programme, we have been able to free up a huge number of the restrictions here at home,” he told Sky News.

“We are on track to deliver the Step 4, the further openings, on July 19, which is good.

“We are also looking to see how we can replace the protections that are currently there with the restrictions with protections that come from the vaccine, with respect to international travel as well.

“But it is more difficult freeing up international travel.”