What are air bridges, where will they cover and how will they affect my holiday? Q&A

With many UK holidaymakers desperate to go abroad, here’s what to expect from next week’s eagerly awaited announcement on air bridgesWhat is an air bridge?An air bridge, or travel corridor, is a reciprocal agreement between two countries that allows tourists to travel without restrictions. It would mean that UK holidaymakers could visit countries with low coronavirus infection rates without having to quarantine for 14 days when they return – and people in those countries can travel to the UK without having to quarantine on entry.What countries will the UK have air bridges with? The first air bridges are likely to be with popular European destinations including France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece. Portugal is uncertain, as there has been a spike in infection rates, and other notable omissions may be Croatia, Malta and Turkey. The second set of air bridges is thought to include Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Norway, plus some Caribbean islands. There are also reports of a long-haul air bridge with Australia. There are no plans for an air bridge with the US at this stage. Continue reading...

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