The UK government has announced a traffic light system which will allow Brits to fly on holiday to France.
The new system will decide which nations are safe to travel to, with those classed as green or amber available to holidaymakers.
The government has said the full list of countries and exemptions will be announced this week – with people able to go on holiday to those destinations as early as next week.
It’s expected that France will fall in either the green or amber categories, opening it up to British tourists.
It’s welcome news for the travel and tourism industry, which effectively shut down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.
Hotels closed, airlines grounded their fleets and the FCO advised Brits against all but foreign travel, temporarily putting a stop to holidays abroad.
Now the advice has changed, and Brits will be able to visit certain agreed destinations.
If you’re hoping to jet off to France this summer, EasyJet, Jet2 and Ryanair are all resuming flights in July, and are all offering routes to destinations in France.
Here’s where you can get a flight:
EasyJet will be operating routes from the UK to a number of French destinations starting in July.
- La Rochelle
In July, Jet2 will be operating UK flights to just two destinations in France: La Rochelle and Bergerac.
The budget airline will then add a route to Paris in August.
Ryanair will also be flying from the UK to a handful of destinations in France this summer: