Coronavirus UK news update – Massive surge in foreign holiday bookings after Boris’ lockdown roadmap despite travel ban

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THERE has been a huge surge in foreign holiday bookings since Boris Johnson announced his lockdown roadmap yesterday.

Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand despite an international travel ban in place until at least May 17.

Hours after the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday, easyJet said bookings by UK customers for the summer season were more than four times higher compared with the same period during the previous week.

The most popular destinations for this summer are beach resorts including Malaga, Alicante and Palma in Spain, Faro in Portugal and the Greek island of Crete.

August is the most booked month, followed by July and September.

As part of the PM’s four step approach, schools will reopen in early March and Brits will be able to meet up to five friends within a matter of weeks.

According to the PMs lockdown roadmap, the first date for your diary will be March 8 when schools reopen and you’ll once again be able to meet one friend or family member in an outside space for a picnic or a coffee.

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