Summer holidays are back on thanks to air bridges!

The Holiday Traffic Light System


It’s the news that travel aficionados have all been impatiently waiting for, a summer holiday without the need for a 14 day quarantine on the return to the UK.

Accordion to the times, ministers are set to make the big announcement on Wednesday, and a “traffic light” system will be in place that permits travel to a list of 15 countries.

It is hoped that the FCO travel advice will also be relaxed to coincide, as current advise is against all foreign travel, which would in effect make any travel insurance invalid.

The proposed countries on the list to allow quarantine free travel include popular European holiday destinations such as Spain, Greece & France, but it has been suggested that Sweden and Portugal haven’t been deemed safe enough to negotiate an air bridge.

Passengers returning to the UK will still need to complete a form that would allow them to be contacted as part of the UK track and trace scheme.

The airlines have already started some schedules to popular holiday destinations from the UK, with passengers reporting that masks need to be worn on flights, but they are not especially a socially distanced service. Airlines such as Ryanair & Easyjet will continue to increase the flights departing as we head into the summer season.

Prices for summer packages seem to be much lower than usual for this peak holiday season.