The sun is out and finally so are we, but there are a lot of rules in place now about where and how we can go on holiday this summer.
The new rules came into effect on June 8th, and state that all international arrivals into the UK will need to self-isolate for 14 days.
This rule is for all arrivals into the UK even British residents, and those who don’t self-isolate could face a £1,000 fine.
However, these new strict rules have left many people unhappy, including the travel industry, who want the rules adjusted for their top destinations.
A group of travel companies, including British Airways and EasyJet, have agreed on a list of 45 countries that they want the government to allow quarantine free air bridges with.
This means visitors could potentially travel to and from countries like the Egypt, Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark without the fear of having to quarantine and take more time off work when they return.
As these countries are the most popular with tourists the airlines feel they should be prioritised at being quarantine free. However, as these countries are the most popular to travel to, it means more people will be travelling to and from them.
However, the list also includes countries that were among the worst hit by COVID-19, including USA, Italy, Greece, and Spain.
At the moment all of the countries on the list proposed by the airlines include…
- Cape Verde
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- St Lucia