The UK’s holiday roadmap will be unveiled on April 5, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The Government’s Global Travel Taskforce was expected to report on April 12, but yesterday evening Boris Johnson confirmed the announcement will be made one week earlier than planned on April 5, with further detail to be given on April 12.
May 17 is the earliest date that foreign holidays could resume, and yesterday a group of forty MPs sent the Prime Minister a letter urging him to avoid delaying the ban on travel any further.
They said that it was “paramount that the restart of international travel provides the opportunity for businesses in the aviation, travel and tourism industries to begin their long journey back to recovery.”
Industry insider Paul Charles said: “I’d read much positivity into the fact we’re going to get one overseas travel announcement on April 5 and then greater detail on the 12th. You don’t announce bad news twice.”
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What happened yesterday?
A re-cap of yesterday’s top stories.
- It is now illegal to leave the UK without a ‘reasonable excuse’
- A four-tier traffic light system could save summer holidays – backed by airlines
- Downing Street defends the decision not to add France to the red list
- Matt Hancock: ‘Door is not shut’ on foreign holidays this summer
- Cyprus confirms plans to welcome UK travellers
- Portugal extends suspension of UK flights until mid-April
- English Heritage sites reopen
- Refund credit notes extended until April 30
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