HOLIDAYMAKERS with two vaccinations could soon be free from the millstone of having to quarantine with the government "working on" Isreal-style travel plans. 

Health secretary Matt Hancock today confirmed restrictions for double-jabbed adults and their children, a mandatory 10-day self-isolation from amber and red list countries, could be replaced with daily Covid tests.

He said ministers could not press ahead with the plan before boffins analyse data from a pilot scheme to see if "it will be effective" but hopes progress will be made "soon" with suggestions indicating family holidays could be back on as soon as August.

Mr Hancock told BBC Breakfast: 'We’re not ready to be able to take that step yet but it’s something that I want to see and we will introduce, subject to clinical advice, as soon as it’s reasonable to do so."

Fully-jabbed Israeli citizens wanting to travel abroad must take two tests — one three days before boarding their plane on the way home and the other when they touch down. They must also show border control staff proof they have been vaccinated on an official app.

As well as relaxing travel quarantine rules, Whitehall insiders say ministers also want to follow the US in ditching stay-at-home orders for fully-vaccinated people who come into contact with the infected.

The government is also facing fresh calls to re-evaluate the travel list after data revealed fewer than one in 250 travellers from amber list countries tested positive for Covid last month.

Just 89 of 23,465 people who travelled into the UK from nations such as Spain, Greece, France and Italy between May 20 and June 9 had a positive Covid test.

The cases all came from just 16 of the 167 countries on the amber list, according to NHS Test and Trace data. And there were none classed as being 'variants of concern' — Alpha, Beta, Delta or Gamma strains.

Mr Hancock added: "We know the vaccine is working, that's why it is so important so many people are coming forward to get it.

"We're always looking at how we can replace the restrictions we've had to have as a country with the protection you get from the vaccine.

"In fact, that's the whole point of the vaccine – to protect life and get us out of these restrictions.

"We are not able to make any specific announcements on this today. It is something that we're working on and I very much hope we'll be able to make progress soon."