Health Secretary Matt Hancock has stated he is “more optimistic than ever” that people will be able to enjoy the holiday this summer based on the country’s successful vaccine rollout.
Hancock said he was confident that under the government roadmap out of lockdown, holidaymakers will be able to travel freely between Scotland and England from April 12.
He continued, “The travel rules for Scotland are matter out for the Scottish Government, rightly, but I think we can all see that we can make strides down that roadmap, thanks to the speed of the vaccine rollout.”
However, the health secretary warned that the government could make some changes in the roadmap if the new variants of Covid-19 appear to be more dangerous.
Despite the concerns, he added: “I’ve said before that I’m optimistic for a great British summer and I’m now more optimistic about having a great British summer than I have been at any time.”