HOLIDAYS to the Costa Blanca are back on from July 19, as double vaccinated Brits will be able to travel to amber list countries without quarantining on their return to England.

It's good news for families too, as unvaccinated children no longer have to self-isolate either.

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The announcement was made by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in the House Of Commons today.

He said: "As one of the world's most vaccinated countries, I can confirm today that from 19th July, UK residents that are fully vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate on their return to England."

There are plenty of good deals to be had to Benidorm and the rest of the Costa Blanca, as many hotels have stayed shut until the Brits arrive.

But it's worth moving quickly if you fancy a holiday in late July or August, as travel companies are expecting a surge of bookings this weekend.

We've rounded up a number of cheap holidays on the Costa Blanca this summer:

  • TUI – Flamingo Oasis Hotel all-inclusive from £410pp
  • TUI – Rio Park Hotel half-board from £333pp
  • Jet2 Holidays Vistamar apartments from £399pp
  • Jet2 Holidays Fiesta Park Hotel – all-inclusive from £699pp
  • Easyjet Holidays – Medplaya Hotel Regente half-board from £599pp
  • Easyjet Holidays – Rosamar Hotel all-inclusive from £699pp
  • Thomas Cook – Sandos Benidorm Suites Hotel from £386pp
  • Thomas Cook – Bristol Hotel from £299pp

Many European countries are also only allowing in Brits who have had both jabs.

Both Portugal and Malta are only welcoming fully-vaccinated Brits, along with France while Spain now requires a negative test, or proof of both jabs, from all UK arrivals.

Brits heading to Cyprus will need to have two Covid tests unless they are fully vaccinated from tomorrow.

However, Germany has recently lifted restrictions for Brits who are fully vaccinated, after initially closing their borders to the UK due to the Delta variant.

Brits who have had both Covid shots will also be able to zoom through fast-track lanes at Heathrow under blueprints to open up travel to amber list countries without the need to quarantine.

Travellers will be able to digitally upload their vaccination certificates ahead of their flights and be directed to separate queues at the London airport after presenting them on arrival.

It will mean passengers who are fully vaccinated with be able to skip lengthy queues – slashing the time it takes to get through border controls and stamping out congestion.

The scheme will be trialled by British Airways, Virgin and Heathrow following a meeting last week with Downing Street officials.

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