LONDON, Feb.23 (Reuters) – EasyJet said flight bookings jumped more than 300% and holiday bookings jumped more than 600% week on week, after Britain planned the restart international travel, suggesting that the borders could reopen from mid-May. The British airline said travel from the UK to seaside destinations such as Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal and Crete, Greece were the most popular destinations with the most eager holidaymakers. to travel in August. Reservations have come about despite continued uncertainty over how and when to reopen international routes. Vacationers will know more on April 12, when the government publishes a travel review. He said a lockdown ban on most international travel will remain until at least May 17. Britain’s vaccination plan is progressing rapidly and more than 17.7 million people, or a quarter of the population, have already received a first dose of the vaccine. hopes desperate airlines and travel agents to start generating revenue after pandemic restrictions that the UK can lift holiday bans and quarantine restrictions and allow travel from mid-May Governments foreigners must also agree that UK holidaymakers can visit without the need for quarantine. Currently, France and Spain, for example, have closed their borders to the British due to new variants of the coronavirus. (Report by Sarah Young, edited by Paul Sandle).
FILE PHOTO: Passengers wearing face masks arrive from Paris to the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station, as Britain imposes a 14-day quarantine on arrival from France from Saturday, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in London, Britain August 14, 2020. REUTERS / Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – England removed Cyprus and Lithuania from its safe travel list on Thursday, this which means people arriving from those countries will need to self-isolate for 14 days to help prevent the spread of COVID -19, Transportation Secretary Grant Shapps said. The measures will go into effect Sunday at 4 a.m. (04:00 GMT). The secretary added that no country was added to the safe travel list this week. Report by Estelle Shirbon; edited by Stephen Addison.