Many hopeful holidaymakers have their eyes firmly on April 5 when Prime Minster Boris Johnson is due to announce plans to resume international travel. Though travel restrictions are ongoing and could be in place for some time, Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock has shown some hope.
Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, the health secretary said a “relaxed approach” to international travel may be possible “if all goes well” with the vaccine roll-out.
In particular, he pointed out to the vaccine’s effectiveness against foreign strains of the virus.
“The two that we are most worried about started in South Africa and Brazil but they have spread a bit around the world,” he said.
Mr Hancock explained the Government and scientists are “not sure” about the status of our vaccine against those variants.
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“We’re working on that now. There might be a third jab in the autumn.”
Though Mr Hancock was unable to confirm whether or not foreign holidays would go ahead, he remains confident Britons will be able to enjoy UK staycations this summer.
“I’m very confident that we are going to have great British summer…