Thinking of a trip away? (Picture: Getty)
Holidays to a plethora of destinations are back on – as of today.
At 4am this morning, 47 countries were removed from the UK Foreign Office’s red list – a move that means arrivals no longer have to spend 11 nights in a quarantine hotel.
In addition to this, the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has lifted its advice against all but essential travel.
When an announcement on the change was made last Thursday, Skyscanner saw a 60% rise in traffic to its website, as wannabe holidaymakers looked to make the most of the new ‘approved’ destinations.
The shift in rules also means it’s a great opportunity to seek out some winter sun as we head into the colder months, as well as make the most of the upcoming October half term.
It’s worth pointing out that seven countries still remain on the UK’s red list: Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Panama and Peru.
But which travel hotspots are now an option again?
These new green-lit countries are bound to be featured on Instagram feeds very soon:
Jet off to Thailand (Picture: Getty)
Skyscanner has seen a 112% increase in daily searches to Thailand since last Thursday. The country could be a good option for those looking to swap the colder months to come for some blissful sunshine.
Expedia is currently offering a seven-night stay to Phuket, including flights and hotels, for £847 per person.
Likewise, TUI has a week-long deal with bed and breakfast and flights at £926 per person.
Escape to the beach (Picture: Getty)
There has also been a 126% rise in daily searches to Mexico, according to Skyscanner.
Virgin is currently offering 10 all-inclusive nights in Cancun (plus hotel and flights) at £1969, for April next year.
While Lastminute.com has a deal for seven nights at the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun (all-inclusive) plus flights for £1,596 per person.
Always wanted to explore Cape Verde? (Picture: Getty)
Package holiday price comparison search data shows that people are searching 133% more for Cape Verde – which has gone from 12th to 4th as the ‘most searched for’ package holiday.
Choose from seven nights all-inclusive, plus flights, for £761 per person with TUI or various week-long holidays through On The Beach, from £835.
Soak up the wildlife and scenery in Costa Rica (Picture: Getty)
Soak up Costa Rica’s sparkling blue waters and abundant wildlife now the country is off the red list.
British Airways currently has £500 off a package holidays to Costa Rica this December, now at £609 per person – covering hotel and flights.
Meanwhile First Choice has a seven-night all-inclusive trip in Playa de Matapalo for £848.
Havana has lots to offer (Picture: Getty)
Whether it’s the stunning beaches, incredible scenery or rich history, Cuba has a lot to offer and there are a number of deals to check out.
Pretty dreamy (Picture: Getty)
There are some brilliant travel offers for Indonesia too – including seven-night, all-inclusive trips to Bali for less than £1,000 with TUI.
There’s also a 13-night holiday to Seminyak in June next year – for £2115 per person with Virgin.
The perfect reading spot (Picture: Getty)
Plan ahead and book a 2022 summer holiday to the Seychelles and make the most of some brilliant discounts.
Grab a seven-night package holiday with British Airways, with prices starting from £1,209 per person.
Alternatively, snap up flights and seven nights in Mahe Island for £1598 with BA – including bed and breakfast.
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