The countries you can travel to revealed as Boris Johnson set for air bridge announcement

Britons will soon find out where they can go on holiday this summer without having to quarantine for 14 days on their return, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson expected to announce the Government's plans for air bridges on Friday.

By Steve Jones
Friday, 26th June 2020, 9:16 am
Updated Friday, 26th June 2020, 9:17 am

The international travel agreements will allow holidaymakers to go on holiday abroad to certain destinations after months of uncertainty over summer holiday plans.

The Telegraph reported the first air bridges will allow travel from the UK to "low-risk" European destinations, including France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany, from July 4.

Henry Smith, Conservative chairman of the all-party Future of Aviation group, said the plan was a "welcome first step" but urged the Prime Minister to widen the bridges to the whole of the EU.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to make an announcement about air bridges on Friday.

He told the Telegraph: "EU countries have had a similar, if not better, coronavirus experience than us. I think that is the most straightforward and eloquent way to approach it."

Dr David Nabarro urged the Government to "be careful" in setting up air bridges between countries to restart international travel.

He told the BBC's Today programme: "We're right at this delicate phase where we can actually push this virus right down, suppress it, and get on with life and have a good life.

"So please when it comes to restarting international travel be careful. Make sure that these air bridge are between places with just about the same risk profile. Then it makes sense.”