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‘Air bridges’ plan set to begin with fewer than 10 short-haul destinations

Ministers are expected to announce 'air bridges' plans on June 29 - Jeff Gilbert
Ministers are expected to announce ‘air bridges’ plans on June 29 – Jeff Gilbert
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“Air bridges” enabling holidaymakers to sidestep quarantine are likely to open with fewer than 10 predominantly short-haul destinations, The Telegraph understands.

A list of about a dozen potential countries – including Portugal, Spain, Greece and France – is being considered for bilateral agreements which would mean British holidaymakers could fly from July 4 without facing a 14-day quarantine on their arrival or return.

Officials are drawing up criteria by which to determine the risk posed by each destination of spreading coronavirus

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Is international travel allowed yet? See when Jamaica, St. Bart’s, Austria plan to reopen borders

Americans with a bad case of wanderlust may have to wait until later this summer to vacation abroad – and while some countries, including Spain, have announced target dates to reopen, the pickings will be slim for a while.

Parts of Mexico and the Caribbean have targeted dates in early to mid-June for reopening from coronavirus restrictions, and the Bahamas are planning to open July 1. But Europe will lag, opening first to other citizens of European Union and Schengen Area countries before welcoming international visitors at a later date.

At least one EU member nation has announced a target

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