Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced on Monday that the 14-day travel quarantine period could be reduced.
Shapps has given holidaymakers hope as he said the governments global travel taskforce is making progress as they are developing a testing regime.
This will “much reduce” the current 14-day travel quarantine period, and according to The Sun newspaper this could be reduced by 7-days.
The Transport Secretary told the Airport Operators Association annual conference, “This will consist of a single test for arrivals into the UK provided by the private sector at a cost to the passenger, allowing us a much-reduced period of self-isolation.
“Beyond the lockdown, this should encourage more people to be able to book flights with confidence, knowing there is an option which allows them to shorten self-isolation if they’re going somewhere which isn’t in, or does become outside a travel corridor.”
Shapps added, “I know it’s been incredibly confusing for passengers trying to understand the different testing regimes for different nations around the world.
“So, we’re leading international work to help develop a framework for international travel to provide global consistency, an accepted standard, an international standard.”