UK to open COVID-19 'air bridges' next week with France, Spain, Italy & others

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Tourists from Britain will be able to fly to selected destinations from 29th June under new air bridge schemes. From next week a series of European countries will be open to UK travellers as the Foriegn Office declares them safe due to the low risk of COVID-19. These include France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Belgium, The Netherlands, Gibraltar, Bermuda and possibly Portugal.

Until these destinations are declared safe, all foreign travel has been advised against by the Foreign Office during the lockdown. Furthermore from 8th June travellers entering the UK barring a small group of exceptions have had to quarantine for 14 day. However as countries emerge from the pandemic, the government has negotiated bilateral agreements which allow for safe travel corridors between nations. These so-called ‘air bridges’ will only be agreed between countries with a test and trace system for coronavirus at the same standard as the UK, as well as having a low rate of COVID-19 infections.

Read more: Brits can travel to France, Italy and Spain on holiday next week with first air bridges revealed – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11945174/travel-france-italy-spain-holiday-air-bridges/

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