Threat to holidays as EU leaders call for extension to ban on travel from countries including UK

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Published on 23 Feb 2021, 19:14
MILLIONS of Brits may be banned from European holidays this summer - even if our Covid rates continue to go down.

The bloc's PMs and presidents will call for a ban on non-essential travel from outside the EU to be extended, dealing a blow to Brits' holiday hopes.

Hope for foreign holidays had been given a boost yesterday, when the Prime Minister announced that the government would make a decision on April 12 about when borders would open for trips abroad.

Airlines and tour operators are seeing holiday bookings soar following Boris Johnson's road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased.

May is the earliest date that foreign holidays could start, with a more likely date to be from June 21 - but this has already seen holiday hotspots booming and selling out.

But now it appears that a separate hurdle may have to be overcome, if the EU cannot manage to curb the number of coronavirus cases in its countries.

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