Brits look set to be allowed to travel to Spain, France and Greece from 6 July without having to quarantine.
The move comes after ministers confirmed on Friday night (26 June) that people returning from certain countries will no longer be required to self isolate for 14 days once they return to the UK.
A list of confirmed travel corridors to up 50 countries will be published next week, with Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, Turkey, Germany, Belgium and Norway expected to feature, although reports suggest Portugal and Sweden will not be on the list.
The Foreign Office is still warning against “all but essential international travel”, however it is hoped the establishment of air bridges will lead to the advice being eased, with reports suggesting Brits will be able to travel from 6 July.
It is understood existing rules will be replaced with a traffic light system, which will see countries awarded green, amber or red status, based on the prevalence of coronavirus in each, Sky News reports.
The change will mean only passengers arriving back from red category destinations, where the spread of coronavirus is deemed to be high, will have to self-isolate for a fortnight.