Travel companies have recorded a boom in holiday sales since the UK government announced their travel ‘green list’. The announcement explained that Britons will be able to travel to 12 countries without needing to quarantine on their return from the 17th May.
According to the Guardian, Tui, the UK’s largest holiday firm, said it had seen a rise in demand after the news, with the majority of bookings being for Portugal. Jet2holidays also recorded a huge 600% increase in holiday bookings to Faro and Madeira in just 24 hours.
Thomas Cook also explained that they have had a similar experience, saying holidays to Portugal had been its “number one seller” since the government’s announcement.
The traffic light system has categorised countries in relation to their infection rate, vaccination rates, the prevalence of mutant variants and availability of healthcare facilities. The lowest risk/safest nations have been ranked ‘green’ and riskier countries being labelled ‘amber’ or ‘red’.
If you are going to travel to a country on the ‘green list’, you will still need to take a pre-departure Covid test up to 72 hours before your return travel, and a single PCR test on or before day 2 of your arrival back into England. These tests can only be booked and paid for through private suppliers, such as Test Assurance Group (TAG).
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