BRITS can officially go back on holiday from today without having to quarantine in England.

Last week, the government announced the full-list of air bridge countries which would allow holidaymakers to visit without spending two weeks in isolation on their return.

The new rules come into place from today, while the travel ban for the air bridge destinations was lifted on July 4.

While Brits returning from these countries will be able to skip the 14-day quarantine, it should be noted that there may still be travel bans or quarantine restrictions in those countries. 

Countries including Greece has been included on the the list, despite the country extending its ban on UK flights until July 15.

The US is not expected to form any travel agreements with the UK until at least November.

The rules are also slightly different in Scotland, with the current air bridge plans not including Spain and Serbia on the list.

FULL LIST OF AIR BRIDGE COUNTRIES

  • Andorra
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Curaçao
  • Czech Republic
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Grenada
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Guadeloupe
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • New Zealand
  • New Caledonia
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Réunion
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sint Eustatius and Saba
  • St Barthélemy
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Vatican City
  • Vietnam

 

The Foreign Office will also maintain the ban on all non-essential travel to destinations not included on the travel list.

Here is the latest travel advice for some of the countries now part of the air bridge agreement with the UK, as well as what to expect from a holiday there and the best bargain deals.

France

Brits may still have to quarantine in France, with the country having a voluntary 14-day self-isolation period for anyone entering the country – although this could be lifted for when the UK quarantine ends.

Attractions including the Eiffel Tower have reopened, while the Louvre will follow suit from July 6 – face masks are mandatory in any public spaces including public transport, museums and attractions, and restaurants and bars.

  • Seven nights in Paris with return flights from London Gatwick on July 20 – £244pp
  • Seven nights in Cote d'Azur with return flights from London Stansted on July 18 – £310pp
    Seven nights in Disneyland Paris with return flights from London Gatwick on July 18 – £430pp

Spain

Brits have already returned to Spain, with the country ending their two-week quarantine regulation last month.

However, regions including Barcelona and the Balearic Islands have enforced face masks in all public spaces.

  • Seven nights in Barcelona with return flights from East Midlands on July 17 – £166pp
  • Seven nights in Tenerife with return flights from London Luton on July 22 – £182pp
  • Seven nights in Majorca with return flights from Newcastle on July 23 – £218pp

Italy

Italy also lowered their quarantine rules for EU tourists, including Brits, last month.

A number of locations are offering free or reduced price holidays across the country, such as Sicily and Molise, while Brits were welcomed back last month.

  • Seven nights in Rome with return flights from East Midlands on July 23 – £132pp
  • Seven nights in Naples with return flights from Manchester on July 21 – £258pp
  • Seven nights in Sicily with return flights from Manchester on July 20 – £266pp

Germany

Germany has no quarantine restrictions for Brits entering the country.

The country has been forced to lockdown several regions after a spike in coronavirus cases with fines for anyone without masks.

  • Two nights in Berlin with return flights from Manchester on July 23 – £96pp
  • Two nights in Munich with return flights from London Heathrow on July 17 – £150pp

Turkey

Brits won't need to quarantine when travelling to Turkey.

Turkey's UK ambassador Umit Yalcin has pressed that Turkey is safe for Brits to return as Turkish Airlines resumes flights from London Gatwick to Antalya.

  • Seven nights in Izmir with return flights from London Stansted on July 19 – £258pp
  • Seven nights in Bodrum with return flights from East Midlands on July 16 – £286pp
  • Seven nights in Antalya with return flights from Manchester on July 15 – £308pp

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