So how do the new rules for British sun vacations work and which countries could be included on the green, orange and red list in the government’s new “traffic light system”?
It has emerged that self-isolation measures will be relaxed so that people can travel to the UK from “safe” countries without having to quarantine.
This decision was welcomed by the heads of tourism and travel, as well as by the owners of the airlines, the system of “traffic lights” to be unveiled in a few days.
A list of quarantine-free countries is expected to be released on Wednesday, and restrictions will be lifted as of July 6.
The government is expected to announce the first British air bridges next week with “low-risk” European destinations, including France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Germany.
Airports are said to be announced in batches, with the second set of destinations likely to include other European countries such as Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Netherlands and the “low risk” Caribbean islands.
The first airlift to low-risk countries could take effect on July 4.
There were mixed reports as to whether Portugal would be included in the UK plans next week, after an increase in coronavirus cases in the country.
Long-haul flights to destinations such as Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong would not be expected until the end of the summer.
Flights to Australia are considered more complicated, due to the need to stop over in other countries, which increases the risk of contracting or spreading the coronavirus.