The roadmap has given the public hope that a vacation abroad this summer is a real possibility

The roadmap announced by the government for the lockdown has given the strongest indication of when international flights can resume and vacations abroad can begin

At present, people living in England are not allowed to travel abroad on holiday under lockdown restrictions However, as lockdown restrictions wear off, there may be more leeway for travel

In the announcement from Monday (23 February) the government declared its goal was a “safe and sustainable” return to international travel

While it would be desirable for vaccinated individuals to travel more freely internationally, there was currently no system in place to enable this “in the near future”

Against this background, no earlier than 17 May assumed that international travel could be resumed

Before final decisions are made, the Department of Transportation will set up a task force to address outbound travel destinations and report to the Prime Minister on Dec. Reported April

While the rules for overseas travel are still in the air, that hasn’t stopped vacationers from booking vacations since yesterday’s announcement

Airlines and tour operators have reported an increase in bookings as people scramble to make sure they’re on their first few flights from Heathrow and Gatwick

The UK’s largest tour operator Tui confirmed a 500 percent increase in overnight bookings with high demand from Greece, Spain and Turkey

Andrew Flintham, Managing Director of TUI UK and Ireland, said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement was positive and shows that by working with the travel industry in a risk-based setting, our customers will have the opportunity to travel abroad this summer”

The company has also confirmed that vacationers aged between 17 and 17 If you travel in May and late June, you can change your booking to a later date free of charge
EasyJet said its flight bookings were up 337 percent for the summer season and its vacation bookings were up 630 percent

The low-cost airline said Malaga, Alicante, Palma, Faro and Crete were among the top travel destinations, and August is the most popular time to visit

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Airlines will also be preparing for more flights from the end of June if it is hoped people will be able to travel abroad.Although flights abroad could theoretically start in May, many people will start booking from the end of June if it is hoped that all lock restrictions are lifted

After a miserable year, Heathrow and Gatwick will pray that summer will bring thousands of travelers back to the airports

According to Skyscanner, there will be a June scheduled flights to numerous destinations around the world from Heathrow Airport

These include France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Malta, Greece, Portugal, Turkey, Croatia, Cyprus, the United States, South Africa, Mexico, Thailand, the Caribbean, Kenya and Sri Lanka

Skyscanner is offering on 21 June also started scheduled flights from Gatwick after very few flights took off and arrived in Gatwick for months

Destinations now displayed include Malta, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Morocco, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Croatia, the United States, Tunisia, and the Caribbean

Although airlines and vacation companies are selling flights and holidays this spring and summer, the government has not set a definitive date for lifting restrictions on international travel

With the spread of variants, it could be some time before the British can travel abroad again


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