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How to Plan a Vacation in Key Countries Quarantined from Travel to England

The summer holidays have returned while the government has published a list of over 60 quarantine-free countries.

France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Croatia and Greece are among the popular destinations that the British can reach from 10 July without needing to isolate themselves on their return.

Here we review the best travel routes and accommodation options for some of the key countries on the list …

France

Travel to Languedoc in France (above) or go to Calais to stock up on food and drink

Coronavirus cases: 166,378 confirmed cases and almost 29,875 deaths.

What is going on? Strict social distances in bars, cafes and restaurants, with tables spaced three meters apart and face masks worn when walking inside. The beaches have been reopened. Masks are mandatory on public transport. British tourists are welcome.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 30 in August.

Train: Eurostar trains operate twice a day between London Kings Cross and Paris, with tickets starting at £ 39 one way.

To drive: Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has resumed its Folkestone service in Calais and allows passengers to order food, drinks and groceries for their car. From £ 72 per car one way.

Ferry: Brittany Ferries has taken over the Portsmouth-Caen route from £ 42 each way.

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at Cabanon, Provence, which seats five people, is £ 357 per week (homeaway.co.uk).

Mid-range: The seven-night stay at Villa Les Amandiers on the French Riviera for six people is £ 1,229 (jamesvillas.co.uk).

Luxury: The seven-night stay at Moulin De La Peche, in Languedoc, which seats ten people, is £ 4,959 (oliverstravels.com).

Italy

Adventure: take the Eurostar to Paris, followed by a train to Milan

Adventure: take the Eurostar to Paris, followed by a train to Milan

Coronavirus cases: More than 240,961 cases and almost 34,818 deaths.

What is going on? British tourists can travel freely within the country, with the exception of Sardinia, Sicily, Puglia and Calabria where registration is required before arrival. The beaches have been reopened, with a social distance of 1.5 meters. Most of the museums are open.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 17 in August.

To drive: Take the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, or a ferry, to France and drive to Italy.

Train: Take the Eurostar to Paris, followed by a train to Milan (from £ 26 one way).

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at Villa L’Arco, in Sardinia, which can accommodate five people, is £ 699 (justsardinia.co.uk).

Mid-range: The seven-night stay at Villa Camelia, in Tuscany, for two, is £ 1,577 (firefly-collection.com).

Luxury: The seven-night stay at the Scale Nove beachfront in Puglia for six people is £ 2,714 (thinkinktraveller.com).

Spain

The Brittany Ferries service from Portsmouth to Santander, in the photo, has resumed

The Brittany Ferries service from Portsmouth to Santander, in the photo, has resumed

Coronavirus cases: 250,103 cases and over 28,368 deaths were recorded.

What is going on? A royal decree for wearing masks has been issued for hotels, restaurants, museums and shops when a social distance of 1.5 meters is impossible. Failure to comply will result in a fine of 100 euros. British tourists are welcome.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 25 in August.

Ferry: Brittany Ferries’ service from Portsmouth to Santander has resumed. From £ 350 per car.

Train: Take the Eurostar to Paris, followed by a six-hour train to Barcelona (from £ 26 one way).

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at Moderna One, on the Costa Blanca, for four people is £ 567 (villaselect.com).

Mid-range: A seven night stay at £ 1,575 Villa Lantana in Menorca, which seats eight, is starting at £ 1,575 (freelance-holidays.co.uk).

Luxury: A seven-night stay in Casa Luminosa, Andalucia, for eight people, starting at £ 2,845 (akvillas.com).

Croatia

Pack your bags: British vacationers will be able to go to the beach in Croatia

Pack your bags: British tourists will be able to go to the beach in Croatia

Coronavirus cases: 3,008 cases and 112 deaths.

What is going on? British tourists are welcome but must fill in a form at entercroatia.mup.hr before arrival. Restaurants, hotels and beaches are open. Discos are also reopening. Masks are mandatory on public transport.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 35.

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at Villa Nin in Rovinj for six people is £ 818 (villaplus.com).

Mid-range: The seven-night stay at Villa Domus Lauri, in Istria, for six, is £ 1,569 (jamesvillas.co.uk).

Luxury: The seven-night stay at Villa Sunset, in Bilice, for eight, is £ 2,018 (oliverstravels.co.uk).

Greece

Coronavirus cases: 3,458 cases and 192 deaths.

What is going on? Flights from the UK are prohibited until July 15th. All the beaches, shops, restaurants and museums have been reopened.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 50.

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at the Melodia, in Lefkada, which can accommodate two people, is £ 498 (vintagetravel.co.uk).

Mid-range: Seven-night stay in Aphrodite, Corfu, which sleeps eight, starting at £ 1,660 (ionian-villas.co.uk).

Luxury: The seven-night stay in Contona, Paros, for four people, is £ 3,150 (thegreekvillas.com).

turkey

British tourists are welcome to Turkey. Pictured is the beautiful Bodrum marina

British tourists are welcome to Turkey. Pictured is the beautiful Bodrum marina

Coronavirus cases: 202,284 cases and 5,167 deaths.

What is going on? The hotels have been reopened with temperature controls. There is a 10 to 20 curfew for those aged 65 and over. British tourists are welcome.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 104.

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at the Panter in Dalaman for four is £ 549 (jamesvillas.co.uk).

Mid-range: Seven nights at Dream House in Bodrum sleep six, starting at £ 1,463 (homeaway.co.uk).

Luxury: Seven nights at Harbor View in Kalkan can sleep eight, starting at £ 2,358 (premiervillas.net).

Cyprus

Coronavirus cases: 999 cases and 19 deaths.

What is going on? British tourists have been doing well since August 1st if the UK outbreak continues to decline. Before arrival, a negative virus test is required.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 67.

Villas

budget: The seven-night stay at Villa Evanthia, in Latchi, for six, is £ 899 (jamesvillas.co.uk).

Mid-range: Seven nights at Pomos View Villa, in Pomos, for eight, starting at £ 1,059 (oliverstravels.com).

Luxury: The seven-night stay at Althea Kalamies in Protaras for eight people is £ 3,655 (oliverstravels.com).

Malta

Head to the island of Comino, pictured, in the Maltese archipelago for a turquoise sea and socially distant sunbathing

Head to the island of Comino, pictured, in the Maltese archipelago for a turquoise sea and socially distant sunbathing

Coronavirus cases: 672 cases and nine deaths.

What is going on? Tourists from all countries, including the UK, are welcome from July 15th.

How to get there

Plane: Returns from £ 59.

Villas

budget: Seven nights in Gawhra, Gozo, which seats six, starting at £ 1,006 (baronholidayhomes.com).

Mid-range: Seven nights at Agriturismo Nera, in Gozo, sleep five, starting from £ 1,374 (oliverstravels.com).

Luxury: Seven nights at Villa Munqar in Zurrieq, sleeping six, starting from £ 3,049 (jamesvillas.co.uk).

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