Holidays in summer this year will see people and governments having to abide by an unprecedented set of rules to enjoy some time abroad. Most countries have not yet fully released their citizens from nationwide lockdown, with holidays still not on the horizon.
Where can you go on holiday this year?
Several airlines have announced they will resume operations starting in June and July.
Companies such as easyJet and Ryanair will cater to more than 100 locations together, with most destinations being in Europe.
However, whether people will be able to freely holiday in those areas remains a matter of local government decision making.
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Currently, most countries have only allowed people to enter from nations with which they share a border.
People coming from there from further afield must undergo a two-week quarantine to ensure they don’t pass on a case of COVID-19.
Both the UK and France have so far announced their intention to institute these quarantines starting this month, while other nations have entertained the concept of an “air bridge”.
In practice, they would allow people to travel between countries and able to holiday without first quarantining themselves.
Airlines such as easyJet, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic have drawn up a selection of 45 countries to prioritise air bridges with and handed it to the Government.
Amongst those locations are the US, Greece, Spain and Mexico, all holiday hotspots for UK tourists.
Commercial airline bosses hope to have the new air bridges set up by the end of June “at the latest” a source told the Daily Mail.
If successful, it could be a viable option to revitalising a tourist industry facing permanent damage due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Airlines have called for air bridges to the following 45 locations:
- Cape Verde
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Hong Kong
- Saudi Arabia
- St Lucia
- United States
The latest news follows emerging disquiet over “unenforceable” quarantine rules which come into effect in the UK on June 8.
Civil servants, Tory MPs and tourism bosses have emerged from the woodwork, and Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary claims people will ignore the rules.
He told the Mail on Sunday: “You can fill up your arrival card as Mickey Mouse, 1 Walt Disney Street, London SW22 – they’ll take the cards and off you go. So it’s a complete shambles.
“The Home Office, Border Force and police will all tell you quietly, and off the record, it [quarantine] is completely unimplementable.”
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