It is “too early” to know whether summer holidays can go ahead, the health secretary has said. according to the BBC
Matt Hancock said there was still “a lot of uncertainty” but ministers were doing everything possible to make sure people could have a holiday this year.
He told the BBC he had booked his own summer break in Cornwall “months ago”.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer urged the government to “get rid of the mixed messages” about whether people should book holidays for later in the year.
Some Tory MPs and businesses also criticised the government for fuelling uncertainty for travel companies already struggling in the pandemic.
It follows confusion after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps warned “people shouldn’t be booking holidays right now – not domestically or internationally”.
Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson would unveil a roadmap for easing restrictions – potentially including travel – in the week beginning 22 February.
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