COVID-19: Top holiday destinations revealed as easing of UK travel restrictions sparks bookings surge | UK News


Demand for foreign holidays is bouncing back following the relaxation of coronavirus travel rules and could reach pre-pandemic levels within months, travel firms say.

A surge in bookings has come after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that the testing and quarantine requirements for arrivals will be eased.

As of 4am on Friday, fully vaccinated travellers and under-18s arriving in the UK no longer need to have taken a pre-departure lateral flow test.

They can instead take a lateral flow test rather than the more expensive PCR version for their post-arrival test from 4am on Sunday, with the changes saving a family of four around £300.

Spain has come top as the most popular overseas destination people plan to visit this year, followed by the US, France, Italy and Greece, according to a survey of 2,000 UK consumers by travel trade organisation Abta.

But what are the COVID situations in these popular hotspots?

People queue to receive free lateral flow coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at a pharmacy, as the regional authorities re-stocked the supplies after the Christmas in Madrid, Spain December 28, 2021. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho.



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