An announcement is expected tomorrow (June 29) on which countries will form air bridge agreements with the UK to help restart the travel industry.
The new air bridge agreements will mean that UK holidaymakers can fly to approved destinations without having to quarantine on arrival or on their return to the UK.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has previously indicated that air bridges would only be agreed with countries which have a coronavirus test and trace system at the same standard as that used in the UK.
The Government will formally finalise and announce which countries have signed up to the air bridge agreements in the coming days, allowing holidaymakers to travel from the UK to a number of approved countries.
Air bridge agreements are reportedly set to include popular sun-seeker hotspots such as Spain, France and Greece.
However, The Times, The Sun and The Daily Telegraph reported that the deal would include Spain, France and Greece.
An ABTA spokesperson hailed the coming air bridge news as “encouraging”: “It is encouraging that the Government has concluded its first review of its Public Health Measures at the border, and that passengers arriving from certain destinations will not be required to quarantine.
“Confirmation of the list of countries is eagerly anticipated by the travel industry, and should encourage customers to book. The blanket Foreign Office advice against all but essential travel is still a major impediment to travel, however, and we look forward to the Government adopting a similar risk-based approach to that advice.”