ABTA has welcomed the news that the Foreign Development & Commonwealth Office has removed its advice against all but essential travel to several popular holiday destinations.
ABTA and Airlines UK have written to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office on the need for clarity around the future approach to Foreign Travel Advice.
The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office has updated its travel advice for a number of destinations, potentially clearing the way for the restart of travel.
Visitors from Israel, Jerusalem, Namibia, Rwanda, Uruguay and the US Virgin Islands can also now enter England, Wales and Northern Ireland without quarantine.
Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba have also been declared dangerous for British visitors, with those returning from the Caribbean destinations now needing to self-isolate for two weeks.
Portugal has been added to the UK travel corridor list - meaning passengers arriving in England from the destination after 04:00 on Saturday will not need to self-isolate for 14-days.
Visitors returning from across the Channel, as well as from the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks & Caicos and Aruba, will be expected to isolate for two weeks from 04:00 on Saturday morning.
ABTA has said customers hit by a change in travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office should be offered a “full refund”.
People arriving in England from Andorra, Belgium and the Bahamas from 04:00 tomorrow morning will need to self-isolate for two weeks. The news comes as the countries are removed from the England travel exemptions list.
Having appeared to ban all cruise activity, the FCO has now clarified cruise ship travel means “staying overnight for at least one night on a sea-going cruise ship with people from multiple households”.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office has begun to advise against all cruise ship travel. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and is based on medical advice from Public Health England, the government body said.
British travellers are being encouraged to return to Poland, as direct flights between the two relaunch. UK citizens are currently allowed to travel into, out of and throughout Poland without being asked to undergo a period of quarantine.