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The big reveal has come and gone: overseas holidays are back on from May 17. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has delivered, as promised on April 9, a ‘traffic light’ system. This is the first and most significant step towards the resumption of travel. From next Monday, we’re no longer banned from going abroad without a “valid” reason. Yet, the small fizz of excitement has settled, leaving behind plenty of concerns. The initial ‘green list’ is very meagre, and beyond the green, amber and red ratings, there was little clarity for Britons who wish to take a foreign trip this summer. Here, we outline some of the most pressing queries for holidaymakers, and try to answer them as best we can. When will tests be made cheaper for all? Everyone will need a negative Covid-19 test result to return to England, a current rule that is to remain in place after May 17. Even those coming back from green list destinations will need to take another PCR test on or before the second day of their return. Many have commented on the fact that PCR testing costs will price some out of foreign holidays, particularly those travelling with teenagers. Some testing providers have cut costs following Telegraph reporting of firms profiteering from PCR test requirements. The tour operator TUI has negotiated the best deal to date: a £20 test package for green list countries. Yet holidaymakers who choose to travel independently, or with the smaller operators who cannot negotiate as attractive discounts as TUI, still have to pick from the Government’s approved providers. The prices are coming down, but even at £45 – the cheapest test available without booking through an operator – it still adds £180 to the cost of a holiday a family of four. The Department for Transport confirmed with Telegraph Travel that anyone over the age of five will be subject to any testing rules.
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In the wake of last Friday’s Government announcement and with just a few days to go until travel restarts on May 17, there has been a lot of excited talk about whether holidays might sell out this summer, or prices might soar. If you haven’t booked already, don’t let this worry you. Of course there has been a surge in booking. Of course, some key dates in the summer are in high demand and some types of holiday, such as villa stays have sold well. But it is – and always has been – a standard ploy among tour operators and airlines to push people into booking by suggesting that holidays are selling fast and prices are rising. The point to remember is that even though there is clearly plenty of pent up demand, it is nevertheless inevitable that far fewer people will be travelling this summer compared with a normal year. First, there are plenty who are simply too nervous to go abroad yet. Second, many of us have already committed to having our summer holidays in the UK – and few, especially in the wake of the pandemic, are likely to be able to afford the time or money to book another break abroad. What is more, as several major operators assured me earlier in the year, even if there is some pressure on availability because there are fewer holidays and flights on sale at the moment, that can quickly change. The one thing which travel companies are good at is adding capacity when demand increases. Let’s face it – there are going to be millions of empty hotel rooms in Europe this summer. All we need is to be able to get there. Ryanair has just proved how flexible airlines can be. Within an hour of the news that Portugal was on the green list, it announced that it was adding 175,000 extra seats to the country. If you fancy a weekend break in Lisbon, and you are flexible about the days you can travel, you can currently pick up a return from Stansted with Ryanair for £41 – in early June. Yes – that’s a green-listed destination and an absolute bargain price. There are seats to Faro, on the Algarve, for not much more than that, and you won’t have any trouble at all in finding hotel availability in either destination. So don’t panic buy, just be sure to book cannily. And, to help you, here are some key questions answered. Which destinations are on the green list? Currently, the only green list destinations which make for feasible sun and sand and city break holidays are Portugal, Israel and Gibraltar. Iceland is also on the list and is a wonderful place for a holiday, but not if you are looking for guaranteed beach weather.
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