AS lockdown restrictions ease across the UK, Brits are still hanging on to hopes of a summer holiday this year.

Under Boris Johnson’s current roadmap out of lockdown travel abroad could be permitted as early as May 17.

The government’s traffic lights system will determine which nations will be clear for travel and according to reports, 30 countries will make the list.

Details of how this will work, and which countries will make the “green” list making them safe to travel is expected in the coming weeks.

Last week, EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren said most popular European holiday destinations such as Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal should be on the Government’s “green list” for foreign travel.

He said: “I wouldn’t see a reason why you wouldn’t have the majority of the countries of Europe in there.”

Holiday makers are expected to be given the “green” light to travel to nations such as Portugal, Dubai, and the Maldives.

Gibralta and Malta will also make the list, according to reports.

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps has warned a decision is yet to be made over which nations will form travel corridors.

However, it is hoped 30 countries will be cleared for travel, these countries will include:

  • Seychelles
  • Israel
  • Barbados
  • Morocco
  • Sri Lanka
  • Grenada
  • St Lucia
  • Antigua
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Falkland Islands
  • St Helena
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • The Maldives
  • Gibraltar

This week it was confirmed passengers on flights into the UK from India must now enter hotel quarantine as the country is officially added to the UK’s coronavirus travel red list.

The restrictions come in response to mounting concern about the number of Covid-19 cases in India and the emergence there of a variant of the virus.