DOUBLE-JABBED Brits will be able to jet off with their kids at the start of the school summer holidays.

Ministers are plotting to open up the nation's borders a week after Freedom Day on July 26, opening up the Spanish Costas, French campsites and Greek islands for Covid weary Brits.

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Schools break up the Friday before, allowing families to get off to amber countries provided they are vaccinated.

Children will be exempted from the rule, but everyone travelling will have to take a test before departing back to the UK and on the second day back at home.

Ministers are still arguing over the date it will come into to force, with some hoping to push the date forward to Freedom Day.

However Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is expected to announce the details at the next travel review on July 15 – barring any new variants or issues unlocking the nation.

Earlier this week, Mr Shapps told MPs the plan to create 'vaccine passports' is a "complicated policy, which requires time to work through”.

He revealed around half a million people are not able to get the vaccine, and there are issues of “fairness” for children and youngsters who are not eligible to get jabbed yet.


But officials are working through the details to save the summer.

It’s understood airlines and holiday companies are broadly supportive of the policy, and new laws implemented before Parliament goes into summer recess.

Travel expert Paul Charles said: “The Govt desperately needs to save family summer holidays – what better policy than enabling fully-jabbed UK citizens to avoid quarantine and face lower testing costs from most countries, as soon as schools break up.”

 

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