For almost a year, we haven’t been able to venture much further than our local supermarket.
But that is all set to change on Monday (May 17) when the next stage of restrictions are relaxed and international travel can resume.
Many services, such as pubs, restaurants and cafes, reopened for field service on April 12, as well as nail salons and hairdressers, as well as non-essential retail outlets.
But what he hasn’t seen is an increase in the strict travel restrictions that have been put in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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To address this, as England enters the next phase of the roadmap outside of lockdown, a traffic light system that divides countries based on their Covid risk levels has been developed.
Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, outlined at a Downing Street press conference on Friday evening the government’s plans for the “traffic light” system for international travel.
This means that countries will be categorized as green, orange or red depending on the risk they present and will have different criteria for travel to and from the UK for passengers.
Since the announcement, Thomas Cook has already seen a 250% increase in bookings for holidays in Portugal.
A vacation abroad could be in sight soon and if you’re planning to fly after the lockdown you’ll want to check out these offers.
Here are the best travel agencies to book, including their latest deals.
Tui: Launched summer vacation sales with thousands of free spaces for children that you can reserve now. They also offer exclusive test packages and covid coverage is included for each holiday departing until the end of August.
EasyJet: Reported a 337% increase in flight bookings and a 630% increase in vacation bookings – they have plenty of offers on vacations later in the year for extra peace of mind. And there’s a long list of Green List flights to choose from.
Booking.com: You can now book an offer in early 2021 in virtually any UK city
Expedia: Some of the most popular European destinations, including deals to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Rome.
Jet2: A million free vacations for children. All inclusive vacation packages start from a deposit of £ 60 per person. The 2021 Summer Holidays start from £ 400 per person and have a money-back guarantee on all bookings.
On the beach: Holiday deposits start from £ 30 per person. Family vacations start at just £ 169 per person. Discounts and offers on last minute escapes
We know how desperate many are for some soaring freedom. That’s why we’ve put together a list of some of the cheapest flights and vacations from different airlines that we have found departing from Bristol Airport.
- Bristol to Vienna – £ 7.99 one way in June
- Krakow (Poland) – £ 18.79 one way in May
- Dublin – £ 21.99 in June
- £ 194pp 10 nights self-catering holiday in Odysseus, Kavos, Corfu, Greece from Monday 24 May
- £ 311pp 10-night self-catering holiday at Jardin Del Sol apartments in Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, Spain from Monday 31 May
- £ 338pp 7 nights rental at Vigilia Park in Puerto de Santiago, Tenerife from Tuesday June 1st
- Paris from June 13 to 20 – £ 54
- Venice July 10-17 – £ 45
- Barcelona October 29 – November 6 – £ 46
- Amsterdam – £ 70 return
- Rome – £ 88
- Bristol – Katowice (Poland) Monday June 14 – £ 26.99
- Copenhagen – £ 155
- Moscow – £ 290
- Marrakech – £ 308
- Lisbon – £ 175
- Prague – £ 148
- Athens – £ 169
- Cairo – £ 371