The ever-changing Coronavirus climate has once again seen lockdown regulations and social distancing rules being revised to better accommodate the shifting situation.

The BBC has reported that the chances of enjoying your summer break abroad in 2020 may have improved from the beginning of this month.

The Foreign Office’s warning against all non-essential international travel to countries and territories where public health risk is no longer ‘unacceptably high’ is set to be lifted from 6 July.

Along with these revisions, parts of the UK holiday industry will also be allowed to start operations again during July.

How will I travel?

The previously accepted social distancing and hygienic rules will have to be followed.

However, in terms of airlines and flying to destinations, EasyJet has started limited flights in June and hopes to resume flights on 75% of its route network by the end of August, while Ryanair and British Airways plan to ramp up their services in July BBC reported.

In addition, the UK Government are looking to establish a series of ‘travel corridors’ and ‘air bridges’ with a number of popular European destinations to allow for more convenient travel.

Source: BBC

What if I decide to travel abroad?

Many major European travel destinations are now welcoming UK tourists, with the European Union relaxing their travel restrictions.

Some countries that have opened their borders to travellers:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands

Other countries have decided to impose a 14-day quarantine period for all incoming tourists, some of these include:

  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
Source: The Telegraph

I am just gonna stay home and enjoy

This would probably be the best option given the current climate, and that is certainly what the Government is advising.

But you don’t need to be limited to the boundaries of your hometown.

You could maybe take a daytrip or enjoy the sunshine with friends and family, while socially distancing obviously.

In the coming weeks Restaurants, pubs and cafes in England will also be allowed to reopen, providing they follow safety guidelines while many of England’s beach fronts have been reopened to the public.

Here you can observe the least affected areas by the Corona Virus:


What else will reopen in England?

More outdoor spaces will open if they can do so safely, including outdoor gyms and children’s playgrounds

Hairdressers will be able to reopen, as long as they take precautions. Other close-contact services such as nail bars will not yet open, but the prime minister said they would be able to open “as soon as we’re confident they can operate safely”

Libraries, community centres, bingo halls, cinemas, museums and galleries will be able to open, along with funfairs and theme parks, amusement arcades, outdoor skating rinks, social clubs and model villages

Places of worship will be able to open for prayers and services, including weddings with up to 30 guests – subject to social distancing. Singing will not be permitted

Source: The Telegraph

What will remain closed:

Nightclubs and casinos remain closed, along with bowling alleys, spas, swimming pools, indoor gyms and soft play centres

Theatres and concert halls will not be able to host live performances – but the prime minister said the government would work with the arts industry on specific guidance to enable choirs, orchestras and theatres to resume live events as soon as possible.