FILE IMAGE: Britain’s Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps is seen outside Downing Street, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in London, Britain March 17,2020 REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
LONDON (Reuters) – British transport minister Grant Shapps stated he would say more on June 29 about possible air bridges with other countries to allow travel during the coronavirus crisis, including that conversations were ongoing.
Britons wishing to go on vacation and airlines are putting pressure on the government to drop a quarantine on those going back to Britain or to form air bridges, where 2 nations accept enable travel without such procedures.
” We’ll say more about this on June 29 which is when the current three-week period expires,” Shapps told a committee of legislators, saying he would aim to what the level of infection remained in other countries and their screening regimes when considering forming air bridges.
He said air bridges, or travel passages, were a “enormous” concern for the government.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison