Holidays summer 2020: Where can you go on holiday? UK aims for deal with 45 destinations

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:

  1. Antigua
  2. Austria
  3. Bahamas
  4. Barbados
  5. Bermuda
  6. Bulgaria
  7. Canada
  8. Cape Verde
  9. Croatia
  10. Cyprus
  11. Czech Republic
  12. Denmark
  13. Dominican Republic
  14. Egypt
  15. Estonia
  16. France
  17. Finland
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Hungary
  22. Israel
  23. Italy
  24. Jamaica
  25. Latvia
  26. Lithuania
  27. Luxembourg
  28. Mexico
  29. Malta
  30. Montenegro
  31. Morocco
  32. Netherlands
  33. Norway
  34. Portugal
  35. Poland
  36. Romania
  37. Spain
  38. Slovakia
  39. Saudi Arabia
  40. St Lucia
  41. Sweden
  42. Switzerland
  43. Turkey
  44. Tunisia
  45. 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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