Speaking to the BBC yesterday, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, said: “I don’t have a date for you as yet.
“I know my colleagues over at the Department of Health and Border Force are working very hard on implementing that, and hopefully in time for people returning from half-term holidays potentially, and certainly by the end of October.”
He said a further announcement would be made “very soon” but left people none the wiser on whether that would be before the end of Leciestershire’s half term.
Last week, Shapps advised Britons to: “Hold off on wanting to book. Not their holiday itself, but which tests they book on the return, whilst these details are finalised.”