It was announced on 25th June that UK holidaymakers could soon be able to travel to most of Western Europe, including France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey and Finland – but not Portugal, which has a rise in cases – this summer without having to quarantine on arrival or return. This is expected to start in early July.

Ministers are finalising plans for a series of “travel corridors” so people arriving into the UK will not need to self-isolate. Work is ongoing to see if a travel corridor is possible with Australia.

However, the UK’s quarantine rules will remain in place for people arriving from other countries throughout the summer, and restrictions might be put back in place at any time if flare-ups in the virus occur.

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