The Environment Secretary, George Eustice told Sky News on Tuesday morning that Brits not to travel abroad for holidays, but Boris Johnson refuses to rule out a holiday abroad.
Eustice said, “Our advice all along has been don’t travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.
“Obviously, we had hoped with these three categories that we have that the situation would be improving in other parts of the world, that we’d be able to progressively add other countries to the green list.
‘Sadly, that’s not the situation.
“We do have this new variant of concern, first identified in India, that is now cropping up in other countries.
“And we’ve just got to take a very cautious approach.”
But Downing Street has said on Tuesday afternoon that Eustice “was speaking personally about his own plans to holiday at home.”
He told Sky News that he will not be taking a holiday abroad this year and will head to Cornwall instead.
No 10. refused to rule out the Prime Minister taking a holiday abroad this summer.
Johnson’s official spokesperson said that “we wouldn’t speculate on the PM’s plans and will set out any details in the normal manner.”