British holidaymakers scramble to return home as Portugal moves to amber list

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “British holidaymakers scramble to return home as Portugal moves to amber list” – below is their description. Tens of thousands of British holidaymakers who are trying to return from Portugal were forced to queue for hours in the hope of getting home in time to avoid 10 days … Read more British holidaymakers scramble to return home as Portugal moves to amber list

Portugal to be taken off travel green list and added to amber list | ITV News

ITV News shared this disappointing holiday news for British tourists visiting Portugal: the country is to be moved from “green list” to “amber list” amid growing concerns about the Delta (Indian) and Nepal variants of Covid-19. The restrictions placed on people travelling to the UK from amber list nations are significantly greater – and include … Read more Portugal to be taken off travel green list and added to amber list | ITV News

Why have no countries been added to the travel green list? | ITV News

ITV News published this video item, entitled “Why have no countries been added to the travel green list? | ITV News” – below is their description. Portugal will be moving to the amber list and no new destinations will be added to England’s green travel list, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. ITV News YouTube … Read more Why have no countries been added to the travel green list? | ITV News

‘Safety first’ behind Portugal removed from travel green list, claims transport secretary

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “‘Safety first’ behind Portugal removed from travel green list, claims transport secretary” – below is their description. Portugal has been removed from the UK government’s ‘green list’ of destinations from which people can return to England without having to quarantine, and no extra countries have been added Transport … Read more ‘Safety first’ behind Portugal removed from travel green list, claims transport secretary

BREAKING: Govt defends ‘safety-first’ approach as Portugal is removed from green list

Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING: Govt defends ‘safety-first’ approach as Portugal is removed from green list” – below is their description. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has defended the government’s decision not to add any new countries to the green list. Mr Shapps said it was “a difficult decision” and Portugal was downgraded … Read more BREAKING: Govt defends ‘safety-first’ approach as Portugal is removed from green list

Boris Johnson warns UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to move green list countries to amber or red

The Telegraph published this video item, entitled “Boris Johnson warns UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to move green list countries to amber or red” – below is their description. There are fresh doubts over the future of summer holidays, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns he will have “no hesitation” in moving countries from the green list … Read more Boris Johnson warns UK ‘won’t hesitate’ to move green list countries to amber or red

Bill Turnbull Quizzes Grant Shapps On Dominic Cummings’ Allegations & Changes To Travel Advice | GMB

Good Morning Britain published this video item, entitled “Bill Turnbull Quizzes Grant Shapps On Dominic Cummings’ Allegations & Changes To Travel Advice | GMB” – below is their description. Grant Shapps is challenged on some of the allegations Cummings made about the Govt’s handling of the pandemic, including the delay in going into lockdown. Broadcast … Read more Bill Turnbull Quizzes Grant Shapps On Dominic Cummings’ Allegations & Changes To Travel Advice | GMB

BREAKING: Belarusian airlines banned from UK airspace

Sky News published this video item, entitled “BREAKING: Belarusian airlines banned from UK airspace” – below is their description. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has banned Belarusian airlines from entering UK airspace following the arrest of journalist Roman Protasevich. Mr Protasevich was arrested after the plane he was on was forced to land in Belarus. Sky … Read more BREAKING: Belarusian airlines banned from UK airspace

‘What Do You Want Families To Do?’ Ranvir Confronts Grant Shapps On Amber List Holiday Turmoil | GMB

Good Morning Britain published this video item, entitled “‘What Do You Want Families To Do?’ Ranvir Confronts Grant Shapps On Amber List Holiday Turmoil | GMB” – below is their description. Ranvir challenges Transport Secretary Grant Shapps on what people should do if they have postponed holidays from last year and are now forced to … Read more ‘What Do You Want Families To Do?’ Ranvir Confronts Grant Shapps On Amber List Holiday Turmoil | GMB

COVID-19: Transport Secretary says vaccines are ‘key’ to curbing COVID variants

Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Transport Secretary says vaccines are ‘key’ to curbing COVID variants” – below is their description. The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says vaccine take-up is imperative to curb the transmission of new COVID variants. Surge testing and vaccinations are being ramped up at six locations in England, as … Read more COVID-19: Transport Secretary says vaccines are ‘key’ to curbing COVID variants

Sky News Breakfast: reading the signals – can we really go on holiday?

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Sky News Breakfast: reading the signals – can we really go on holiday?” – below is their description. On Sky News Breakfast with Stephen Dixon: – we speak to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to ask if summer holidays will really be possible this year – a special investigation … Read more Sky News Breakfast: reading the signals – can we really go on holiday?

U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out” – below is their description. Britain will permit relatively open leisure travel to just 12 nations and territories including Portugal as it seeks to restart tourism while keeping control over the coronavirus pandemic. A legal ban … Read more U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out

UK reopens holiday travel to limited destinations as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Global News published this video item, entitled “UK reopens holiday travel to limited destinations as COVID-19 restrictions ease” – below is their description. Transport minister Grant Shapps announced on Friday that Britain will allow people in England to resume international travel from May 17, but will be limiting the number of destinations open for quarantine-free … Read more UK reopens holiday travel to limited destinations as COVID-19 restrictions ease

Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England” – below is their description. Turkey, Maldives and Nepal are expected to be added to a red list while Israel will be among the green list countries, the UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced. Popular travel destinations France … Read more Covid travel rules: ‘green list’ of destinations announced for England

Transport Secretary announces the first 12 green lit countries safe for travel

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Transport Secretary announces the first 12 green lit countries safe for travel” – below is their description. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps holds a news conference as the government reveal which countries are on the green, amber and red lists for foreign travel Sky News YouTube Channel Got a … Read more Transport Secretary announces the first 12 green lit countries safe for travel

Grant Shapps Brief Biography

  • Born: 14 September 1968, Croxley Green, UK
  • Full name: Grant David Shapps
  • Spouse: Belinda Shapps (m. 1997)
  • Previous office: Minister of State, Department for International Development (2015–2015)
  • Office: Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom since 2019
  • Education: Watford Boys Grammar School, Manchester Metropolitan University

Scandal has blighted Grant Shapps’ career in politics, yet he has found himself close to Government.

Shapps was named in a cash scandal by The Guardian in 2008.

He was found to be operating a business under a pseudonym (moonlighting) while serving as an MP in 2012.

He also resigned as Chairman of the Conservative Party in 2014 for his part in a bullying and electoral fraud issues surrounding the RoadTrip2015 fiasco.