The British government have suggested that people should not book any holidays as there is no end in sight as to when the coronavirus lockdown will end.
Downing Street said that are “not able to say with certainty” when the social distancing measures will ease, but one MP has suggested it could be as long as 18 months.
Grant Shapps the Transport Secretary said on Friday that he would be holding off himself in booking a holiday.
Shapps was asked by a journalist at Downing Streets Friday press briefing at lunchtime, should the public do the same.
A Number 10 spokesman said, “While we are making progress in our fight against coronavirus, we are not able to say with certainty the point at which the social distancing measures can be relaxed.
“In terms of travel abroad, the advice of the Foreign Office continues to be that you should go abroad for essential travel only.
“As of today, it is a fact that both the guidelines and the official Foreign Office advice do not allow for people going on holidays.”
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised on 6 April against all non-essential travel, to any country in the world “indefinitely.”
Earlier this week Ursual von der Leyen, the European Commission President, warned holiday makers not to make any plans during the coronavirus pandemic.
She said, “We will need to learn to live with this virus for many months, probably until next year.”
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