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Shapps defends decision to ease isolation rules on August 16
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Shapps: We look towards more countries as they become ready
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Transport Secretary defends Government caution with easing self-isolation rules
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England to scrap quarantine for fully jabbed EU and US visitors
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Quarantine-free travel for double-jabbed US and EU arrivals
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Shapps insists new guidance on masks isn’t complicated
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Some travel green list countries could go amber warns Shapps
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Shapps refuses to rule out Euros bank holiday
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NHS Covid app will be relaxed as rules change
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Daily politics briefing: July 9
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Shapps defends ‘logical’ approach to travel rules
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Shapps: Fully vaccinated people don't have to isolate from amber list countries
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'Complicated' policy to allow fully vaccinated to travel without quarantine, says Shapps
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Grant Shapps: ‘We’re all human’
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Matt Hancock accused of affair with adviser to his department
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Grant Shapps addresses quarantine-free travel possibilities
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Transport Secretary urges patience over double-jab travel
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Transport Secretary announces flexible season tickets
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Portugal removed from green travel list
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Shapps warns of new Covid mutation as Portugal is removed from green travel list
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Portugal's removal from green list a 'heavy blow' for travel sector
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Jabs for jobs is 'good idea' but down to individual businesses, says ministerIt is a "good idea" for people to have two coronavirus vaccine doses before returning to work but the government will not make it the law, Grant Shapps has said.
Shapps defends France's 'amber-plus' travel list status amid ongoing rowGrant Shapps has defended France's position on the UK's 'amber plus' travel list, saying the decision was made due to cases of the Beta coronavirus variant in the north of the country.
Quarantine scrapped for fully vaccinated adults returning from amber list countries from 19 JulyFully vaccinated adults will no longer have to quarantine on their return from amber list countries from 19 July, Grant Shapps has confirmed.
Spain's Balearic islands, Malta, Madeira and some Caribbean islands added to travel green listSpain's Balearic islands, Malta, Madeira, and some islands in the Caribbean - including Barbados - have been added to England's travel green list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
Transport secretary tells airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace after journalist detainedTransport Secretary Grant Shapps has told airlines to avoid Belarusian airspace after a journalist was detained on a Ryanair flight bound for Lithuania.
'Apply common sense' over travel to amber list countries, says ShappsBritons should "apply common sense" over whether or not they choose to fly to amber list countries, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says.
Champions League final: Fans should not travel to Turkey says UK GovernmentChelsea and Manchester City fans should not travel to Turkey for the Champions League, says transport secretary Grant Shapps.
NHS app to be used as COVID passport for international travel, Shapps confirmsBritons will find out which countries they will be able to enjoy quarantine-free travel to this summer "in the next couple of weeks" - as the transport secretary confirmed an NHS app will be used as a..
Government trying to make holidays 'as affordable as possible' amid test cost fearsGrant Shapps has insisted the government is trying to make foreign travel as affordable as possible amid criticism that a testing requirement will drive up holiday costs.
COVID-19 tests for foreign lorry drivers staying in England for more than two daysLorry drivers arriving in England will need to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours and one every 72 hours afterwards, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
Minister casts doubts on foreign holidays or UK staycations this summerBritons might not be able to enjoy a holiday either in the UK or abroad this summer, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has admitted.
Transport secretary defends 10-year jail sentences for lying at UK borderTransport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the introduction of 10-year jail sentences for those who lie about their travel at the UK border as "appropriate".
'Don't take travel advice from me,' says Shapps after holiday debacleTransport Secretary Grant Shapps says he is the last person people should take travel advice from after he imposed quarantine restrictions on Spain within an hour of arriving on holiday there.
Coronavirus border tests detect 'very low levels' among hauliersMore than 66,000 hauliers have so far been tested at the Channel crossing with only "very low levels" of coronavirus detected, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has told Sky News.
England to make face coverings compulsory on public transportFace coverings will be compulsory for passengers on buses, trains, aircraft and ferries in England from June 15, as public transport use rises following the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions,..
UK business minister Sharma 'doing fine' after being taken illBritish business minister Alok Sharma is "doing fine" after being taken ill in parliament on Wednesday and subsequently tested for coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Thursday.
UK's quarantine of travellers vital to avoid second coronavirus wave, ministers sayBritain's quarantine for travellers arriving from abroad, which will be introduced from June 8, is crucial to avoiding a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Interior Minister Priti..
UK aims to reopen primary schools from June 1, transport minister saysBritain's government intends to stick with a plan to reopen primary schools to some pupils from June 1, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Sunday.
UK PM Johnson's adviser Cummings will not resign: ministerBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who drove 400 km (250 miles) to northern England while coronavirus lockdown measures were in place, will not resign, Transport..
UK to set out quarantine details soon, consider exemptionsBritain will set out the final details of its coronavirus quarantine plan early next month and will consider different measures for travellers arriving from countries with low infection levels,..
Anyone booking a holiday is taking a chance on future of COVID-19 outbreak -UK ministerBritons booking a summer holiday are taking a chance on the direction of the coronavirus outbreak, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday.
No perfect way to begin easing of coronavirus lockdown, UK minister saysThere is no perfect way to begin gradually easing the lockdown on the British economy and Britons should apply common sense to new guidance, transport minister Grant Shapps said on Wednesday as changes..
UK commuters face cycling or walking to work once lockdown is easedMore commuters should consider cycling or walking when Britain's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the pressure off public transport capacity that is likely to drop by 90% under social distancing..
Britons urged to cycle, walk to work when virus lockdown easedMore Britons should cycle or walk to work when the country's coronavirus lockdown is eased to take the pressure off limited public transport capacity under social distancing requirements, Transport..
UK coronavirus death toll rises to 31,587The death toll from coronavirus in Britain has risen to 31,587, an increase of 346 in a 24-hour period, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said at the government's daily news briefing.
Some UK police might have gone too far on coronavirus: ministerThe British police have done a good job in the coronavirus crisis though there may be some individual instances of some officers going a little too far in enforcing a lockdown, Transport Secretary..
Britain to consider next steps on Heathrow expansion after court rulingBritain will set out its next steps in due course regarding expansion at Heathrow Airport after a court ruled the plan was unlawful on environmental grounds, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
UK government has not talked to China about building HS2 rail project: ministerThe British government has not talked to China about helping build High Speed 2, the major rail project given the green light last week despite being billions of pounds over budget, Transport Secretary..
UK to tackle coronavirus with separate arrival area at HeathrowBritain's Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers traveling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, UK transport minister Grant Shapps said..
UK's Heathrow Airport to create separate arrival areas for coronavirusBritain's Heathrow Airport will introduce separate areas for passengers traveling from regions that have been affected by the new flu-like coronavirus in China, transport minister Grant Shapps said on..
UK says it has made alternative Irish border backstop proposalsBritain has made alternative proposals to replace the Irish border backstop and it is simply wrong of Ireland and other EU countries to suggest that London has not, British Transport Secretary Grant..
UK says watch the Brexit space around EU summit in OctoberThe next big Brexit turning point will be the European Union summit on Oct. 17-18 when Britain hopes there will be something new on Brexit for parliament to discuss, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps..