HOLIDAYS are off the cards until next month at the earliest, due to the UK lockdown.
Here is everything you need to know about going on holiday, and where you can go.
When can I go on holiday?
Currently, the UK lockdown is due to end on December 2, meaning holidays can go ahead after this date.
However, the lockdown could be extended unless the R rate continues to drop, meaning overseas trips may not be able to go ahead until later in the year.
Where can I currently go on holiday without having to quarantine back in the UK?
There are a number of destinations on the UK air bridge list, which are letting Brits in.
However, many of them will require a negative coronavirus test – this can cost between £100 and £200 privately, or can be done for £60 at Gatwick Airport following the launch of a new scheme.
The following destinations are allowing Brits in without quarantining but require a coronavirus test before arriving:
- Greek islands of Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, and Zante
- Canary Islands
- UAE (including Dubai)
- Turks and Caicos Islands
Is there anywhere I can visit without a test or a quarantine?
There is just one destination open to Brits without quarantining on arrival or back in the UK, or a having a negative coronavirus test.
Only Gibraltar is currently open to Brits with no travel restrictions.
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