Holiday locations for a last blast of summer

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 (AP)
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The relaxation of the Government’s travel restrictions have made it cheaper and easier for Brits to get away.

Here are some of the place they can enjoy a last blast of summer before it’s too late.

:: Turkey was one of the eight countries taken off the red list meaning from October 4 travellers returning from the country will no longer need a pre-departure test before returning and will not have to stay in a quarantine hotel.

Temperatures hover around the 24c mark in October in Izmir on Turkey’s Aegean coast while its historic capital, Istanbul, which straddles Europe and Asia is worth a visit all year round.

:: Another of the eight countries taken off the red list was the tourist favourite The Maldives.

A string of 26 atolls strung across the Indian Ocean, they were transformed by mass tourism with around 1.7 million visitors in 2019 attracted by their beaches and clear waters.

Temperatures hover between 27c and 31c during October.

:: Also on the green list is Croatia where temperatures tend to be around 20c in October meaning visitor to coastal cities such as Dubrovnik and Rovinj can still spend some time on the beach.

:: Spain is always a favourite with British tourists and can expect a late boost from travellers taking advantage of the change in the rules. Brits often flock to the beaches as well as city breaks in Madrid or Barcelona and if visitors do not mind distinctly British-style weather - rainy days and temperatures a few degrees below Marbella - then destinations in northern Spain including A Coruna and San Sebastian are worth a visit.

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