Weekly highlights: when one door closes, another opens…

Last updated: 28 May

A week where the news has been more about restricting than unlocking travel unfortunately. First Germany and then Austria and France imposed mandatory quarantines on arrivals from the UK in response to the ‘Indian’ variant. Any would-be travellers to or from the UK to any of those countries now face quarantines on both sides of their journey.  

In better news for the summer sun seekers, Thailand announced today that from 1st July vaccinated tourists can visit Phuket quarantine free. We did a little search on Trip.com and found flights from Sat 3rd to Sun 11th for just £507… very tempting!! Remember you would have to quarantine on return as Thailand is on the Amber List. 

We understand that the first update to the UK Green List will be announced next Thursday, 3 June. Any changes are then reportedly due to come into effect from 10 June. While we only have speculation to go on (and no one called South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands!) the frontrunners for inclusion are Spain’s Balearic Islands and the Canaries, a number of Greek islands (including our favourite Santorini) and Malta. This could open a large number of routes for UK summer holidays. 

Happy searching! 

Bec and Joe 


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