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QUARANTINE LIFTED: Summer Is Open For Holidays

The recent news of various countries around the world reopening their borders was music to the ears of travellers looking to jet away for a much-needed holiday. Many countries had also relaxed rulings relating to the need for tourists to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, including the ever-popular Spain, which resulted in a large batch of holidaymakers heading off abroad recently for the first time since lockdown.


The downside initially was that the UK government was still enforcing a mandatory 14 day self-isolation period for any holidaymakers returning to these shores, which put some people off from jetting overseas.

However, an announcement from the government has stated that those returning to these shores following international travel from a set list of countries from Friday 10th July will not now be required to place themselves in quarantine for a two week period, as the first list of destinations to have an 'air bridge' with the UK are revealed, including a number of popular holiday spots.

Here is the full list of countries:

  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Reunion
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Japan
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • Cyprus
  • Liechtenstein
  • St Lucia
  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania
  • St Pierre and Miquelon
  • Denmark
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Dominica
  • Macao
  • Taiwan
  • Malta
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Monaco
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Vietnam
  • French Polynesia
  • Ireland
  • Estonia
  • Gibraltar
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Canada
  • Martinique
  • Caymen Islands
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • St Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Malaysia
  • Brunei
  • Wallis and Futuna

  • This means we can return home from any of these countries and resume normal activities permitted at this time straight away, such as exercising, going to the supermarket and meeting friends or family in small socially distanced groups without the need to self-isolate for 14 days, providing of course that you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.


    It all makes holidaying and our return home a lot easier, and if this news has tempted you into booking that next break, we’ve got you covered! Check out the latest summer 2020 holidays now, compare the best prices from all of the UK's leading travel brands on icelolly.com and sort yourself some sunshine for less.




    This is thought to be an initial list that has been announced by the government, with the potential for 'air bridges' to be in place with other countries in the not too distant future

    Will you be jetting away now the UK’s self-isolation rule upon arrival back to these shores has been lifted? Where will you be heading? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!