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STAYCATIONS SAVE SUMMER: Travel expert Simon Calder reveals where you might be able to travel abroad

 

“Start thinking about booking” says Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, but could we really be going abroad this summer?

We’ve had confirmation that a traffic light system will be used to determine which countries will be safe to travel to, but as Jet2 suspend flights and holiday bookings until late June, can we still expect to jet off?

Under the new rules, all travellers will be required to take a pre-departure PCR test - each of these could currently set you back around £120.

Additionally, those visiting countries on the...

Green: Passengers will not need to quarantine on return, but must take a pre-departure test, as well as a PCR test on return to the UK

Amber: Travellers will need to quarantine for 10 days, as well as taking a pre-departure test and two PCR tests

Red: Passengers will have to pay for a 10-day stay in a managed quarantine hotel, as well as a pre-departure test and two PCR tests

Medical professionals and those in the domestic travel and tourism sector are calling for 2021 year to be the year of the great British staycations, with local tourist boards launching their initiatives to entice Brits to all four corners of the UK.


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