Under the current lockdown rules, Brits must stay at home and only leave for essential journeys, like shopping for food or exercising. Unfortunately for Fox, there is no Magaloophole in place and foreign travel is banned - for the moment.
The earliest possible date for lifting the ban is 17 May, but concerns about rising cases in Europe and a string of new variants has quelled the government’s zeal in promising the nation they will soon be able to escape.
Indeed, from Monday, those found making a bolt for it without reasonable cause will be slapped with a £5,000 fine. And people entering the UK from certain countries are already banned from doing so while others must quarantine and test negative for the virus on return to British soil.
Last night, it was revealed that the government has been warned by Public Health England that the UK is importing Covid variants from across Western Europe and the USA.
But Fox - perhaps missing Brussels after all - rejected the idea that people who travel during a global pandemic are “selfish and indulgent” and fought bravely for people’s right to sit on a sun lounger, but viewers were not impressed:
Eminent virologist Claire Fox says people going on holiday won’t re-import Coronavirus.
So that’s ok then.