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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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Exclusive: Canada, U.S. set to extend border closure to end-July

By David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada and the United States are set to extend a ban on non-essential travel to late July as both countries seek to control the spread of the coronavirus, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Washington and Ottawa introduced month-long restrictions in March and renewed them in April and May. The ban, currently due to expire on June 21, does not affect trade.

Canadian and U.S. sources said although the governments had not yet taken a final decision, a further extension was highly likely.

“It’s going to be a clean

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