Next week, England will be going into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown and this will mean international travel can resume.
As part of the plans, government ministers have drawn up a traffic light system that divides countries based on their Covid risk levels and.
From Monday (May 17) there will be 12 countries that people can visit without quarantining on their return to the UK.
However, travellers will still need to provide a negative covid-19 test result to enter England, as well as taking a second test on or before day 2 after they arrive. Here are some of places that are offering covid tests privately in Bristol.
Here are some of the flights from Bristol Airport to countries in the green list:
(Prices – obtained via Skyscanner – were accurate at the time of publishing, but could vary and cheaper fares may be available)
The first direct flight to Gibraltar from Bristol Airport is on Sunday, May 23, with prices starting at £59 on the EasyJet flight.
There will flights up to three times a week from this month. You can find out more here.
Top flight and holiday deals
Holidays abroad may soon be in sight and if you’re thinking of jetting off on a plane after lockdown then you’ll want to check out these deals.
Here are the best travel companies to book including their latest deals.
Tui: Has launched sale on summer holidays with thousands of free places for kids you can book now. They also offer exclusive testing packages and covid cover is included on every holiday departing up until the end of August.
EasyJet: Reported a 337% surge in flight bookings and a 630% jump in holiday bookings – they have plenty of offers on holidays later in the year for more peace of mind. And there’s a long list of Green List flights to choose from.
Booking.com: You can now book an early 2021 deal in pretty much every city in the UK
Expedia: Some of the most popular European destinations including deals to Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Rome.
Jet2: One million free child place holidays available. All inclusive holiday packages from £60pp deposit. Summer 2021 holidays start from £400pp and they have a refund guarantee with all bookings.
On the Beach: Holiday deposits start from £30pp. Family holidays start from just £169pp. Discounts and deals on last minute escapes
Bristol Airport will be offering direct flights to the Iceland capital Reykjavik from October 31.
For instance, there is an EasyJet flight to Reykjavik on November 4, with prices starting at £83. You can find out more here.
There are flights to several destinations in Portugal from Bristol Airport: Faro, Lisbon, Madeira and Porto.
From June, there will be daily direct to Faro, but there are some this month already, with one on Tuesday this week with Ryanair.
Bristol Airport is also offering regular flights to Lisbon, with the first one being next Friday with EasyJet (prices starting at £141).
There will be flights to Madeira up to four times a week as well, with the first flight being on Monday, May 24 (prices starting at £127).
Direct flights to Porto will resume in June, with the first one being on June 5 (prices starting at £96).
Other countries that are on the green list, but don’t have direct flights from Bristol Airport include Australia, Brunei, Falkland islands, Faroe islands, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands as well as St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.