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All the countries UK holidaymakers can visit this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from 59 approved destinations into England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 57 countries into Scotland are exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals. (The lists are currently identical barring two omissions from the Scottish one: Spain and Serbia).

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international

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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

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With its dramatic landscapes and natural beauty, it’s no surprise that Scotland remains a popular destination for visitors.

In 2018 alone, 12 million overnight tourist trips were made by residents from the rest of the UK, comprising around 70 per cent of the country’s tourist revenue. And, in 2016, around one in every 12 people employed in the country worked within the tourism industry, which represented about five per cent of GDP. The country’s measured approach to the pandemic has meant that the easing of lockdown restrictions has been slower than England’s, but things are starting to change. So,

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The curious collection of countries the Government says you can (but also can’t) visit

The Seychelles – Getty

After weeks of speculation and excited whispers about air bridges, the Government finally eased travel restrictions on Friday – but the move left holidaymakers with as many questions as answers.

The Department for Transport actually published two separate lists of countries where restrictions have been lifted – and they don’t completely match-up.

The first details 59 destinations are where ‘travel corridors’ have been established, meaning that from July 10 arrivals from those places (including returning holidaymakers) are no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days. Countries on the list include France, Spain and Italy, as well

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