Can I visit Dubai? The latest travel advice as the red list hangs over holiday hopes

The Government has announced the traffic light system that will replace the UK’s current blanket travel ban, but holidays to Dubai look set to remain firmly in the red for the foreseeable future. 

Dubai’s borders have been open since July 2020. However, its quarantine-free status for UK travellers ended in January after the UAE was added to the UK’s “red list” of countries. Travellers returning from the UAE, including Dubai, are now subject to 10 days of hotel quarantine at a cost of up to £1,750.

According to Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, 16.73 million tourists visited

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Which countries will be on the green list? Predicted holiday destinations by the travel experts

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

International leisure travel may resume from the UK on 17 May, the government has said.

But strict rules on returning to the UK will be enforced – based on a “traffic light” system that assigns red, amber or green to every overseas country. The main concern is that variants of concern could be imported and ultimately undermine the UK’s vaccination programme.

The Independent has canvassed opinions in the travel industry and researched the data on which the government will decide. These are the key questions on

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Move aside Croatia, Montenegro is the hot new summer holiday destination

Since lockdown began, people have been predicting that Covid-19 will reshape travel for good. Now it’s starting. First out of the blocks is One&Only. The upscale hotel brand is launching two new hotels in Montenegro, including a new health and fitness focused hotel brand to tap into our new-found concern for health.

Philippe Zuber, chief executive of Kerzner International, parent company of the One&Only and Atlantis brands, revealed details exclusively to Telegraph Travel. “After a year in which we’ve all thought more than ever about our health, people are really into their own body,” he said. “They have realised

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Thomas Cook report surge in October holiday bookings due to fears over quarantine hotels

THOMAS COOK has reported a surge in October holiday books, as Brits start to bank on a sun-soaked getaway from autumn onwards.

The travel company, which relaunched as an online travel agent last year after the original tour operator went bust, has predicted an ‘endless summer’ as a result of the new boost.

Beach breaks to the Canaries are proving popular for October


Beach breaks to the Canaries are proving popular for October Credit: Getty – Contributor

It says that more than 40 per cent of its holidays booked this past week are for October onwards – up from only 10 per cent in December.

Dubbing the trend “Flocktober”,

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