The UK government has given a date for the restart of foreign holidays in England: 17 May.
There are still no guarantees, but it’s very likely international travel can resume from this point, with a new traffic-light system in place.
Destinations will be labelled red, amber or green, with different travel restrictions assigned for each category.
Green countries will have the lightest restrictions, with arrivals required to show a negative rapid antigen or lateral flow test before departing for the UK, and take a PCR test within two days of arrival. Travellers from these countries need not quarantine.
Various countries have revealed they are keen to welcome back Brits this summer, including Spain, whose tourism minister said the nation was “desperate” to open its doors to UK tourists. And the EU has indicated that the UK could join its non-essential travel list of destinations from where travellers may enter for the purpose of holidaying. An Eu document seen by The Sun suggested that UK travellers, along with those from Israel and the UAE, should be allowed to return based on…