The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has warned Brits it is “unlikely” there will be any foreign holidays this summer, despite Ryanair to resume some flights from 1 July.
Asked whether “summer was cancelled,” Hancock told ITV’s This Morning, “I think that’s likely to be the case.”
He added, “It is unlikely that big, lavish international holidays are going to be possible for this summer.
“I just think that’s a reality of life.”
On 17 March the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advised against all but essential international travel.
However, Ryanair announced on Tuesday that they are to resume 40% of their flights.
Ryanair chief executive Eddie Wilson said: “It is important for our customers and our people that we return to some normal schedules from 1 July onwards.
“Governments around Europe have implemented a four-month lockdown to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
“After four months, it is time to get Europe flying again so we can reunite friends and families, allow people to return to work and restart Europe’s tourism industry, which provides so many millions of jobs.”