Holidays to Spain's Costa Brava from £259pp as vaccinated Brits can skip quarantine from July 19

DOUBLE vaccinated Brits have been told they'll be able to go on holiday to amber list countries from July 19, without having to quarantine on their return to England.

Unvaccinated children will also be able to skip quarantine, allowing for families to travel abroad for the school holidays.

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That means summer breaks to popular destinations like Spain, Italy, Greece are finally on the cards.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement: "As one of the world's most vaccinated countries, I can confirm today that from 19th July, UK residents that are fully vaccinated will no longer have to self-isolate on their return to England."

The news is likely to see a surge in bookings as rain-weary Brits look to escape Britain for some some sunshine.

There are still plenty of deals to be had, we've rounded up some of the best holidays to the Costa Brava here:

  • TUI – Golden Bahia Tossa & Spa Hotel half-board from £350pp
  • TUI – Olympic Park Hotel all-inclusive from £699pp
  • Jet2 Holidays – Hotel Pineda Spa half-board from £599pp
  • Jet2 Holidays – TOP Royal Beach Hotel all-inclusive from £699pp
  • Easyjet Holidays – Cleopatra Spa Hotel from £399pp
  • Thomas Cook – H TOP Calella Palace Hotel from £259pp

Many European countries are also only allowing in Brits who have had both jabs.

Both Portugal and Malta are only welcoming fully-vaccinated Brits, along with France while Spain now requires a negative test, or proof of both jabs, from all UK arrivals.

Brits heading to Cyprus will need to have two Covid tests unless they are fully vaccinated from tomorrow.

However, Germany has recently lifted restrictions for Brits who are fully vaccinated, after initially closing their borders to the UK due to the Delta variant.

Brits who have had both Covid shots will also be able to zoom through fast-track lanes at Heathrow under blueprints to open up travel to amber list countries without the need to quarantine.

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Travellers will be able to digitally upload their vaccination certificates ahead of their flights and be directed to separate queues at the London airport after presenting them on arrival.

It will mean passengers who are fully vaccinated with be able to skip lengthy queues – slashing the time it takes to get through border controls and stamping out congestion.

The scheme will be trialled by British Airways, Virgin and Heathrow following a meeting last week with Downing Street officials.

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