Holidays 2021: Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warns people off booking holidays – Cambridgeshire Live

The Foreign Secretary has warned people off booking holidays.

Dominic Raab said the NHS is “on the cusp” – and echoed the government message of stay at home.

“I think right now people should be staying at home unless it is absolutely necessary, so, no, they shouldn’t be going on holiday – I don’t think that is appropriate,” he told Sky.

“Any travel, domestic or otherwise, ought to be for the limited exceptions that have been spelt out.

“We’ve got this narrow period where the NHS is on the cusp, we’ve got to protect it and we’ve got the light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rollout.

“We’ve just got to stay at home as much as possible unless there are really strong, limited exceptional reasons for travelling domestically or internationally, and that’s the way we get through to a better place.”

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Raab said the Government has “considered all of the possibilities” when asked about reports that ministers could introduce quarantine hotels.

Mr Raab told Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday: “We will consider all the measures in the round.

“In terms of enforcement, we are going to be strengthening the checks at the border – so when people come in to make sure that they have filled out the passenger location form, that they have got that negative test that they have to vouch for before they get on the flight.

“Also, because the effect of abolishing or suspending the travel corridors is that people go into quarantine and self-isolation for 10 days, we’re making sure that Public Health England checks to make sure people are adhering to those rules.

“As well as changing the rules, we are also making sure that we beef up the capacity to make those checks.”