“And if it comes back negative then you can do whatever you like while you are staying there.”
Ms Mclintock also believes that the news of a vaccine has provided an additional layer of confidence for those looking ahead to future holidays.
“As we’ve seen with the vaccine news and the positive impact it’s had on travel bookings, there is a real appetite for post lockdown holidaymakers to get out and explore, as soon as they can and it’s safe to do so,” she said.
“Now the amount of time travellers have to quarantine on return to the UK is significantly reduced, we would expect to see a direct impact on traveller confidence resulting in an uptick in searches and bookings on Skyscanner.”
However, the sudden changes to travel rules and regulations are having an impact on how far in advance holidaymakers plan their trips.
Although the United Arab Emirates as a whole is on the travel corridor list, Britons are currently only permitted entry to Dubai.”As of July 6, holders of full British passports will once more be granted a free of charge visitor/tourist visa upon arrival in the UAE although currently visitors/tourists can only fly to Dubai,” explains the FCDO.”No application in advance of travel is needed. Your passport will be stamped with the visa as you pass through immigration at any of the International airports in the UAE.”The visa issued at the airport for British passports holders is valid for 30 days.”Holidaymakers are advised to follow the advice of local authorities at all times when visiting the nation.
She added: “As well as flexibility around destinations, we’re increasingly seeing travellers wait until the last minute to book their flights and opting for flexible ticket options in order to continue to travel in the current climate with peace of mind.”