HOTELS across England can finally open their doors from today, welcoming guests once again.
Not only that, but group holidays can also go ahead from today – meaning a trip with your friends and family.
The latest lockdown restrictions have been eased even further, which originally only allowed self-catered holidays for single households.
However, as England eases out of lockdown, more UK holidays can go ahead from today.
The new group holiday rules allow groups of six from different households or unlimited people from two households to now go away together, and can now socialise indoors at pubs, restaurants and entertainment venues.
Hotels have already opened in Wales, although this was only if they had en-suite facilities and room service – all holiday accommodation can now reopen.
This it the same for Scotland – hotels reopened on April 26 – although there are extra restrictions currently in place for Glasgow and Moray, and the group holiday rule is not yet in place.
In England, hotels have reopened from today.
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Holidays abroad are also able to go ahead today, for the first time this year.
The UK government announced the full list of countries on the green list which means Brits can return to the UK without having to quarantine.
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There are just 12 countries on the list – of which only four are currently open to Brits – and still require two Covid tests when returning to the UK.
Destinations including Portugal and Gibraltar are on the list.
Sadly, holiday hotspots Greece, Spain and Italy remain on the amber list along with most of Europe due to their Covid cases.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock warned families not to head to countries on the amber list unless "absolutely necessary".
Holidaymakers have been warned to expect six-hour airport queues as around 3,000 sun-seeking Brits are expected to fly from today.
It is hoped, however, that the Spanish islands could soon be added to the UK green list.
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