Foreign holidays are back: new rules explained and advice on booking | The Leader podcast

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Ministers ‘missed the boat’ by waiting until after the summer holidays for the latest easing of travel rules, easyJet has claimed (Matt Alexander/PA) (PA Archive)
Ministers ‘missed the boat’ by waiting until after the summer holidays for the latest easing of travel rules, easyJet has claimed (Matt Alexander/PA) (PA Archive)

Thousands of people have been flocking to travel agents and airlines after the UK government lifted red list restrictions on all but seven countries.

We speak to our political editor Nicholas Cecil who tells us that one travel agent says enquiries are up 400% as the country leaps on the opportunity to take a foreign break.

He also tells us about the new testing rules that are being brought in, which should make it far cheaper to take a holiday.

We’re also joined by travel expert Paul Charles, of the PC Agency, who tells us the industry is hoping that testing and the red list itself could soon be on the way out.

He also gives his advice on how to book a holiday in a post-Covid world.

For more tips and destination guides, head to the Evening Standard’s travel pages.

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