Holidaymakers may not feel reassured that their holidays won’t be cut short by new travel announcements, and he agreed that everything was possible.
He said: “I suppose with the virus it’s always the case [that a country could go straight back to the red list].”
However, this should not, according to him, stop people from travelling: “But we know a lot more about the virus that we did the same time last year. The vaccine is obviously the big game changer.”
Britons have a three-week window to book, go and come back from their holidays: “People should be able to go on and enjoy their holidays without having to look over their shoulders all the time. The next set of changes is not for another three weeks.”