Grant Shapps said the Government is working on a plan to ‘stabilise travel’ which will be presented later this month.
Speaking on Times Radio the day after the UK Government announced an easing of testing for arrivals from tomorrow, the Transport Secretary acknowledged that sudden changes to rules were worrying travellers.
He said he wants to ‘get to a settled status’ for travel.
“We are getting better in understanding and dealing with coronavirus all the time,” he said, adding that the Government ‘has a tool kit to deal with new variants that concern us’.
This tool kit includes placing countries on its red ‘no go’ list with little or no notice, but Mr Shapps hinted that testing could be abolished.
“I could see a world in which you don’t have to do testing at all,” he said, before adding that it was likely some countries will rely on vaccinations instead.
“When it comes to coming back [to the UK] we do want to stabilise the system,” he said.
Mr Shapps said the Government will ‘come back with our thoughts’ on how it planned to do this ‘later in the month’.