The government’s air bridge plan could be revealed as early as this week, the health secretary has hinted.
Answering a question about future travel agreements during the government’s daily briefing, Matt Hancock told a member of the public: “A lot of work is being done, I’ve been working on it over the weekend. We have a formal review date on 29 June. We will make sure that in good time for that we publish what we plan to do next where we think we are able to formalise travel corridors.”
His answer is a hint that details may be given to the travel industry ahead of a formal announcement at the end of the month. Links with Spain, Portugal and Greece are likely to be forged first.
Restrictions are being loosened as the virus begins to recede in the UK. Monday’s death total, 15, is the lowest since mid-March and Hancock said a month ago, one in 40 people had the virus, now, he said, it is only one in 1,700.