Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that there will be no decision made on “air bridges” until 29 June.
Shapps said the government would give no details about potential air bridges or “travel corridors” between the UK and other countries until 29 June when the current 14-day quarantine for UK arrivals is due to be reviewed.
“We would look to see if it’s safe to open air bridges or travel corridors,” Shapps told the daily Downing Street coronavirus press conference. “That’s something we are actively working on.
“The first review of this [quarantine] takes place on 29 June and we will need to wait. At the moment, it’s a blanket situation.”
Shapps said that he was talking to airlines and airports, and would also have discussions with other countries.
He added that the quarantine “has broad public support” as a way of preventing a second wave of Covid-19 hitting the country.