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Britons finally head abroad – but the map has shrunk

Loungers are carefully arranged at a beach in Antalya, Turkey
Loungers are carefully arranged at a beach in Antalya, Turkey

English holidaymakers have been cleared for take-off, with the first intrepid sunseekers boarding flights to Spain, France, Italy and beyond over the weekend after the Foreign Office (FCO) relaxed its travel advice.  

Across Western Europe, airlines increased capacity to 6.8m passengers last week, up 47 per cent, with Ryanair alone offering 763,938 seats, up from 218,484 over the previous seven days. 

However, Britons hoping for a last-minute summer holiday have had their options significantly curtailed. Of the 74 destinations to which the FCO has given the green light, only 25

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When can Britons go on holiday again and where can they go?

Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Portugal. The country has been one of the most receptive to UK tourists returning: iStock
Praia da Marinha, Algarve, Portugal. The country has been one of the most receptive to UK tourists returning: iStock

As the travel industry slowly begins to relax restrictions on movement, it feels as if there’s a glimmer of hope on the horizon for those desperate to get away this summer. It goes without saying that safety must take precedence over any personal urge for, let’s say, a Florentine gelato, but the optimists among us are starting to see a shift in the right direction. With restrictions remaining in many destinations, we’ve looked at where Brits might be permitted to travel

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Virus outbreak clouds Britons’ annual trips to the sun

London (AFP) – Britons are looking likely to forgo their annual trip to the sun because of the coronavirus pandemic, and instead discover the joys of staying at home, whatever the weather.

Travel firms say fear of infection, quarantine restrictions and cashflow problems caused by the outbreak have pushed up interest in “staycations”.

Top spots tipped in the British newspapers include Dorset’s sandy beaches, the Lake District national park, the wilds of Scotland and the rugged Cornwall coast.

“It’s clear from conversations we’re having with customers and booking patterns that many people will opt to stay closer to home within

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