Where CAN you go on holiday? Offers as Ryanair sells £5 flights

Where CAN you go on holiday? Offers as Ryanair sells £5 flights
Where CAN you go on holiday? Offers as Ryanair sells £5 flights

Ryanair today launched £5 flights to amber list Athens and Lisbon in the latest sign the holiday market is heating up following a rush of good news for Britons hoping to travel abroad this summer.

Other destinations included in the £5 offer - which only covers one leg of the journey - include Madrid, Faro, Seville and Dublin.

It comes as holiday hotspots Malta, Madeira and the Balearic Islands recently moved onto the UK's quarantine-free green list, with package breaks for a family of four to Menorca available from £456 for three nights.

And in a further dose of good news for travellers, reports suggested the requirement to quarantine upon return to England from amber list countries could be dropped for double-jabbed travellers from June 30.

A minister told The Times it is hoped the change 'will be in place by the first week of the summer holidays'.

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The move could reopen travel to much of Europe but the extent to which trips will be possible will be largely determined by the border rules imposed by European capitals.

As a result, UK ambassadors have been instructed to launch a charm offensive to persuade EU member states to ease restrictions on British travellers.

So what destinations could open up from August, and where can you travel now? Below MailOnline guides you through the summer travel maze and reveals some of the best deals still to be had. 

A person jumps into the water as tourist enjoy the weather at Magaluf beach, following a decision by the British government to ease travel restrictions to the island, in Palma de Mallorca

A person jumps into the water as tourist enjoy the weather at Magaluf beach, following a decision by the British government to ease travel restrictions to the island, in Palma de Mallorca

Rules for arriving in England from a green list country  
You must take a Covid test on or before day 2 after you arrive. Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test. You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive. You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for Covid. 

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GREEN LIST Popular holiday destinations you can travel to without having to quarantine  Gibraltar

The British Overseas Territory's coveted position on the UK's travel green list has made it a mecca for tourists this summer - and due to the surge of interest many of the Rock's hotels are fully booked for months. 

Known as 'Britain on the Med', Gibraltar combines familiar red post boxes and royal history with sandy beaches and its famous Barbary macaque apes, which were introduced from Africa. 

Arrivals from the UK must take a free lateral flow test at the airport, and must not have been in any other country 14 days before arriving.  

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Holiday package - 

Located in Gibraltar's business district, Westone Luxury Self Catered Apartments offers sea-view accommodation with views of the famous rock. 

A room for a family of four comes with a large kitchen, breakfast bar and private balcony. 

Each apartment has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and there is an en-suite bathroom. 

Details: One-bedroom apartment, two adults and one child, £762, Aug 12 - 15, flights not included. Provider: Booking.com.

Located in Gibraltar's business district, Westone Luxury Self Catered Apartments offers sea-view accommodation with views of the famous rock

Located in Gibraltar's business district, Westone Luxury Self Catered Apartments offers sea-view accommodation with views of the famous rock

EasyJet joins with Boots to offer pre-flight Covid tests  

EasyJet will allow passengers to book Covid tests through its app after agreeing a partnership with Boots. 

Customers will be able book an in-store test for £85. Alternatively, a home PCR test will be £65. 

The results will come 24-48 hours after the sample arrives in the lab. 

Asif Aziz, Director of Healthcare Services at Boots UK, said: 'This new partnership between Boots and easyJet is designed to make lives easier for people who are travelling abroad this summer.'  

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Iceland

Fully vaccinated travellers from any country who can show a digital or paper vaccination certificate are now free to enter Iceland. 

They do not have to quarantine or have any tests. Unvaccinated travellers will have to have tests and a five-day quarantine period. 

The country recently became the first in Europe to drop all domestic Covid restrictions.

Holiday package -  

As its name suggests, the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is right in the centre of the Icelandic capital, with plenty of bars and restaurants a short walk away. 

And in a classically Nordic touch, it even includes its own Viking museum. 

The spot could suit couples wanting a short break in the beautiful country, which is home to the world famous Blue Lagoon. 

Three nights in the hotel costs £766 per person. 

Offer details: Thu 29 Jul 2021, 3 nights, room only, flights from Manchester, provider: Tui

As its name suggests, the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is right in the centre of the Icelandic capital, with plenty of bars and restaurants a short walk away

As its name suggests, the Hotel Reykjavik Centrum is right in the centre of the Icelandic capital, with plenty of bars and restaurants a short walk away

Destinations that were added onto the green list from 4am yesterday  Malta 

The Mediterranean island only allows fully vaccinated Britons to visit quarantine-free, with everyone else having to quarantine for 14 days. 

Previously the island was only accepting printed letters sent by the NHS as proof of vaccination, but today it emerged the NHS Covid app would also be accepted, transport minister Baroness Vere announced. 

Holiday package -  

A couple can enjoy four nights at the sea-view Hotel Qawra Palace for £398.

The hotel is just 15 minutes from the beach, and right on top of bustling shops, restaurants and bars. 

There's plenty of choice when it comes to activities, too, with things like minigolf, scuba diving and sailing all on the cards.

Offer details: Fri Jul 9 2021 - 4 nights, twin room with half board, leaving from London

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