Coronavirus latest: BRITS have been handed a holiday boost after Matt Hancock announced he's "absolutely working on" plans to exempt double-jabbed sunseekers from quarantine.
The notoriously cautious health secretary said a scheme which allows the fully vaccinated to avoid having to self-isolate is "something I want to see".
But he wouldn't give any timeline for when it might come into force and warned the threat of new variants means "it is more difficult freeing up international travel".
Asked about the proposals this morning, Mr Hancock said: "It is absolutely something we're working on, it's something I want to see.
"We're working on plans to allow the vaccine to bring back some of the freedoms that have had to be restricted to keep people safe.
"We'll get there when it's safe to do so. We want to do this right, we want to do this carefully and properly.
"But of course we do want to get those freedoms back. That's the whole point of the vaccination programme.
"When I'm in a position to be able to say something more concrete then we will do."
Mr Hancock, who has been amongst the Cabinet 'doves' in favour of more restrictions, was confronted with the fact keeping the borders closed is costing the economy £600m a day.
Holiday boost as quarantine-free travel for double-jabbed Brits ‘absolutely something’ gov working on, Hancock says
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