According to reports, the minister is considering eliminating hotel quarantine by removing all countries from the travel red list.
Seven Latin American countries remain on the list after heavy cuts earlier this month.
They are Colombia, the Dominican Republic of Ecuador, Haiti, Panama, Peru and Venezuela.
There is widespread speculation that all of them will be removed from the list after an update on Thursday.
The announcement would only apply to England, but the devolved administration recently implemented changes to Westminster’s international travel rules.
It will connect the UK with most of Europe.
Travelers arriving from a Red Listed destination are currently required to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel at a cost of £2,285.
The policy was introduced as part of measures to reduce the risk of arrival of passengers infected with the coronavirus.
But it has been blamed for contributing to UK travel firms struggling to recover from the pandemic.
Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said: “There is no longer any justification for any country to be on the red list or for hotel quarantine to exist.
“There has been no new form of concern since May and countries are now learning that blanket border measures, such as blocking off entire countries, do not work.
“The best approach is to check a person’s vaccine status and make sure they are up to date if they want to travel without restrictions.
“It is encouraging that the UK Government has finally taken a stand on this.
“The current seven countries on the Red List, such as Panama and Colombia, will be happy if it is removed later today.”
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /