But the Transport Secretary won’t rule out making more frequent changes – ‘no one can ever say never.’
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“We want to make sure we get more people with that second jab before we go to the final easing of restrictions.”
He tells Trevor Phillips that “in a situation like this, there are going to be significant trade-offs.”
Paul Mercer: As a frequent flyer, I’ve seen the issues with the red list for travel – which may even increase Covid transmission
In some cases, officials seem confused around the rules, which one said change virtually every day.
He has abandoned the net migration target and salary thresholds – all the while infrastructure, particularly housebuilding, has stalled.
Our experience suggests arrivals stores could boost UK airport passenger spending by between 20 and 30 per cent.
The Transport Secretary also predicted a post-Brexit boom, “if we use these new freedoms wisely, if we think and act like more of an up-start nation”.
WATCH: The Government’s traffic light system for international travel “poses a risk”, warns Sturgeon
“None of us know right now where the next variant that might be really problematic is going to occur.”
The Transport Secretary joins a distinguished panel to explore this crucial question on Tuesday 20th April.
Although the Government may return to “travel corridors” between countries that have low Covid rates and/ or sound vaccination programmes.
Graham Brady: The UK must not squander its vaccine success through an excess of caution on air travel
Keeping our borders closed and our skies shut while the domestic economy fully opens up would be a mistake.
The First Minister of Wales claims that ministers have done “the least they can get away with rather than the most that is needed”.
Vaccine passports for travel get the go ahead. But there will be concerns about where else they could be applied.
The Government’s messaging around this idea has been confusing to say the least.
Travel and the virus. Ministers face some of the hardest decisions yet as they plot UK’s next course.
The terrible choices the Government has had to make are a paradox of the UK’s success as an international travel hub.
Paul Mercer: Covid tests, airport checks – and how to avoid British citizens from being stranded abroad
It would make more sense to add a requirement to attach the Covid Test Certificate to the form and enter its details at the same time.