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Holiday Bookings: How To Plan A Trip Abroad After Lockdown

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23.02.2021

The government has revealed its roadmap out of lockdown – and the question on everyone’s lips? When can we go on holiday?

Assuming the roadmap stays on track, May 17 is the date that allows for international travel from England. Boris Johnson said a government report looking to reboot travel abroad will be published by April 12, and it’ll hopefully provide clarity on specific destinations British travellers can visit this summer.

Hours after the announcement, airlines and travel firms experienced a surge in demand. EasyJet reported a 337% increase in flight bookings and a 630% spike in holiday bookings. Popular destinations including Malaga in Spain, Faro in Portugal, and the Greek island of Crete are already getting booked up, too.

“We have consistently seen there is pent-up demand for travel and this surge in bookings shows this signal from the government has been what UK consumers have been waiting for,” said EasyJet chief executive, Johan Lundgren.

Here’s everything you need to know and consider before booking your next holiday post-lockdown in the UK and abroad.

When can we go on holiday?

Self-catering holidays with members of your household in the UK will be allowed from April 12 in England. People can stay in holiday lets or campsites where facilities are not shared.

International travel is still up in the air, but there are hopes foreign holidays could be on the cards from as earliest as May 17. However, there are lots of hurdles to be overcome before holidays beyond the UK become possible again.

Even if travel were permitted right now, most destinations require British travellers to quarantine – and it’s hard to say when such restrictions will be lifted,........

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