Brenda J. Latham

Government ‘not writing off’ summer holidays to Spain, Greece and US

spain beach - Jaime Reina/AFP

spain beach – Jaime Reina/AFP

Holidays to popular destinations including Spain, Greece and US could still be on the cards this summer as the Government is said to be “not writing anything off”.

Ministers are “looking at all the options” when it comes to lifting international travel restrictions, including dropping the current quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers returning from amber-listed countries.

Jesse Norman, financial secretary to the Treasury, told Sky News: “We are trying to move cautiously and progressively in the right direction so I wouldn’t write anything off at this point.

“It’s (the Government) looking at all the

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UK ‘unlikely to reopen foreign travel to major European resorts until August’

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (12042620k) Travellers at Heathrow airport in London, Britain, 08 June 2021. Extra flights to Britain have been departing Portugal as holidaymakers scrambled to leave on the last day before the country moved to the amber travel list. Many travellers missed the deadline and will have to quarantine for up to ten days. UK travellers return to UK after Portugal put on amber list, London, United Kingdom - 08 Jun 2021

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (12042620k) Travellers at Heathrow airport in London, Britain, 08 June 2021. Extra flights to Britain have been departing Portugal as holidaymakers scrambled to leave on the last day before the country moved to the amber travel list. Many travellers missed the deadline and will have to quarantine for up to ten days. UK travellers return to UK after Portugal put on amber list, London, United Kingdom – 08 Jun 2021

Britain is unlikely to reopen overseas travel to the major European holiday destinations until the beginning of August, UK ambassadors have warned.

With domestic

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Government ‘not intending to open up travel to Europe or US before end of July’

Quarantine-free travel to the UK from mainland Europe or the US will not be permitted before late July, an industry expert has warned.

The reopening of travel had been “sacrificed by ministers watching their backs”, Paul Charles, chief executive of travel consultancy The PC Agency, said.

Mr Charles was among leading figures in the sector who expressed outrage when Portugal was moved to the amber list last week, as it meant no viable major tourist destination was in the green tier.

Portugal and other countries such as Malta, Morocco and Grenada should be on the green list but decisions on

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As travel returns in the U.S., the coronavirus pandemic remains a concern in much of the world and international travel to many destinations is still tricky. After all, some of the destinations that are open to tourists without quarantine have confusing entry requirements, while others use stoplight systems that could change restrictions overnight. Plus, some destinations are still completely closed to tourists.

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