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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

Many museums, not just the Louvre, have been looking for ways to adopt virtual reality: Getty
Many museums, not just the Louvre, have been looking for ways to adopt virtual reality: Getty

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

France, as our closest neighbour barring Ireland, makes sense for a first international sojourn.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we go?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to France from the UK?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March, but this has now been lifted for more than 80 destinations.

France was on this list, meaning Britons can now visit there without invalidating their travel insurance.

How could I get there?

There are several ways of hopping the Channel. The most obvious one is the Eurostar,

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“The ironic thing about all of these trends that we’re seeing is that if you look at what, especially the bigger brands are doing, they’re designing these protocols for effectively, the most anal, most suspicious, most worried traveler. But that’s actually not who’s traveling right now,” Paul Tumpowsky, founder and CEO of Skylark, said at Worth’s latest session of The Next Normal, which also featured Kerry Bergen, senior director of leisure and entertainment at the Baccarat Hotel New York; Genora Boykins, owner of La Maison in

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All the countries UK holidaymakers can visit this summer

Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock
Alcudia beach, Majorca: istock

The government has announced a list of countries and territories where Britons will be able to go on holiday this summer without quarantining.

From 10 July, those travelling from 59 approved destinations into England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 57 countries into Scotland are exempt from the mandatory 14-day self-isolation period imposed on all inbound arrivals. (The lists are currently identical barring two omissions from the Scottish one: Spain and Serbia).

Alongside this, the Foreign Office (FCO) has published a separate list of destinations where it has now lifted its blanket advice against all non-essential international travel.

While the lists are not the same, there is an overlap of 46 countries for Scotland and 48 for the rest of the UK. For those looking to travel to one of the places where both elements of the “double lock” have been scrapped, there is another

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