Foreign Office Minister James Duddridge has welcomed the success of Israel’s vaccination programme and said that “the cooperation between the UK and Israel on Covid continues throughout the pandemic”.
The Minister said he is “looking forward to hearing from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster [Michael Gove] following his visit” to Israel this week, in order to “get some real-life examples on what we can do here in the UK”.
Minister Duddridge’s remarks came in response to Conservative MP John Lamont, who said it was “brilliant to see the UK and Israel working so closely together in the rollout of our world- leading vaccination programmes”.
He asked the Minister for “an update on the status of discussions with Israel on establishing a travel corridor arrangement”, given that Israel has vaccinated almost half its population with both doses of a Covid vaccine.
The Foreign Office Minister confirmed that “on 17th May, the Prime Minister will announce further travel measures and which countries will fit into which traffic-light categorisations”.