On Thursday 3rd February, Andrew Rosindell M.P. asked the Secretary of State for Transport, in the House of Commons 'What recent progress he has made with Cabinet colleagues on easing international travel restrictions for UK nationals?'
Andrew's question to the Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Transport, Robert Courts M.P., "Given the success of the roll-out and the welcome news that the plan B restrictions are ending and will end, with travel restrictions set to end on 11th February, will the Minister please assure the country that we will never again go back to travel restrictions of that kind? The latest travel restrictions seem to have had very little effect and the damage done to our economy was vast."
Response from Robert Courts M.P. (Parliamentary under-Secretary of State for Transport):
"My hon. Friend is absolutely correct: thanks to the success of our roll-out and booster programme—the fastest in Europe—we are now in a position where we can live with Covid and start to travel again. The Government are developing a more flexible model, including a contingency playbook to deal with future variants that will provide certainty to consumers and industry alike."