Boris Johnson set to make huge decision on overseas summer holidays next week

PM Boris Johnson is expected to announce what restrictions will affect summer holidays abroad next week.

Speaking at a press conference in Downing street's new media centre today, the PM confirmed that the plans will be unveiled on Easter Monday (April 5).

The news comes as the PM lifted the stay-at-home guidance today to allow groups of up to six, or two households, to meet outside in England.

The public can now expect the return of organised sport and weddings.

Today, PM Boris Johnson said that the announcement about travelling abroad will be made next week as he said he would be saying more "on April 5 about what the global travel taskforce has come up with."

Last week the PM said "no decisions have been taken" yet on what might happen with vaccine passports.

However, he suggested people may need to show a negative test or to prove they have previously had the virus, or a vaccine stamp when travelling abroad.

But when asked again if people might need a vaccine passport for the pub, the Conservative leader said: "All sorts of things are being considered, it's premature to start talking about that."

Last Thursday (March 25), Johnson hinted that the vaccine passport plan might not come in until everyone has been offered a vaccination.

He said: “The concept of vaccine certification should not be totally alien to us.”

  • Families face fees of more than £1.6k for mandatory Covid tests on holidays to Europe

Restrictions currently remain on international travel.

However, some popular holiday destinations and travel agents have already begun discussing plans for visitors.

For now, the Tory leader said that the most important thing for the UK was to continue to vaccinate people in "great numbers"

However, Johnson admitted that the Government does not know how strong the UK's defences are against another wave of the virus which is already being felt across the continent, as government scientist, Professor Chris Whitty said that there is a "high likelihood" of cases rising again.

Johnson urged the public to keep "maintaining the discipline we've shown for so long".

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