Double-jabbed? Holiday and flight bargains for amber-list countries


As amber-list holidays for double-jabbed Britons look likely to be back on – here are the bargains up for grabs, from £26 flights to Barcelona to a swish hotel in Malta for £77 a night

  • Skyscanner has flights going from London to Athens in August for £32 return 
  • In Italy, Hotel Villa Anthea in Garda is offering stays for just £120 a night 
  • A Tripadvisor report revealed vaccine rollouts are driving demand for holidays 

Double-jabbed and ready to take advantage of travel opening up quarantine-free to amber-list countries?

There are plenty of bargains to be had.

Skyscanner reports that there are return flights from London to Barcelona this July for just £26 return and from Manchester to New York return in August for £367.

Tripadvisor is listing stays at Be.Hotel, pictured,  in Saint Julian’s in Malta for £77 a night

The travel site also has flights going from London to Athens in August for £32 return.

Tripadvisor is also reporting some cheap deals.

It’s listing stays at Be.Hotel in Saint Julian’s in Malta for £77 a night and Hotel Valentina, in the same area, for £113 a night.

In Majorca, you can grab a night at Sun Beach hotel, Santa Ponsa, for just £104 and at Hotel Garau, El Arenal, for just £94 a night.

Fancy Magaluf? The nightly rate at the Sotavento Club Apartments there is just £166.

In Italy, meanwhile, Hotel Villa Anthea in Garda is offering stays for just £120 a night and Hotel Augustus Riccione for £194.

In Majorca, you can grab a night at Hotel Garau, pictured, for just £94 a night

In Majorca, you can grab a night at Hotel Garau, pictured, for just £94 a night

Sun Beach hotel in Majorca, pictured, costs just £104 per night

Sun Beach hotel in Majorca, pictured, costs just £104 per night

Stays at Hotel Valentina, pictured, in Malta cost from £113 a night

Stays at Hotel Valentina, pictured, in Malta cost from £113 a night

Gavin Harris, Commercial Director at Skyscanner, commented: ‘Travel fares always fluctuate following any major announcement on travel, and that’s true for pre-pandemic times too, for instance if a new route opens up. What happens is that there is a short period of time for pricing to adjust to new demand levels, and then they usually return to a level close to prior to the announcement.

‘At the moment, prices are generally very low compared to the last “normal” year for travel which was 2019, so any temporary rises in price are likely to still be good deals. What we expect to see is that travel providers will be move capacity to serve the popular routes and compete for bookings with continued low prices and perks for travellers.’

Johan Lundgren, CEO of easyJet, remarking on the news that the Government is looking at changes to travel restrictions for the fully vaccinated, said: ‘It is clear that fully vaccinated people should be exempt from all travel restrictions. 

‘The Government itself has highlighted how effective the vaccine is against hospitalisation, catching Covid and passing it on, so retaining any testing or quarantine requirement does not make sense and would continue to add unnecessary cost for customers. A number of other countries have already implemented this, and the rest of Europe will do so in the coming days and so it is time that UK citizens can also benefit from the successful vaccination programme in this way. Travel is already opening up all across Europe.’

Skyscanner reports that there are return flights from London to Barcelona this July for just £26 return

Skyscanner reports that there are return flights from London to Barcelona this July for just £26 return

Skyscanner is listing return Manchester to New York flights in August for £367

Skyscanner is listing return Manchester to New York flights in August for £367

A recent Tripadvisor report revealed that vaccine rollouts globally are driving increasing demand for summer holidays, with vaccinated travellers more likely to stay longer and spend more on their trips than unvaccinated travellers.

Over a quarter (26 per cent) of vaccinated travellers in the UK said they had booked a domestic holiday, of whom almost three-quarters (71 per cent) agreed that the vaccine had been a factor in their decision to book.

Countries where the vaccine rollout is at a less advanced stage and new variants of Covid-19 have impacted local populations – particularly across the Asia-Pacific region – are experiencing a slower recovery in leisure travel demand, Tripadvisor said.

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