PEOPLE who have received two doses of the coronavirus vaccine can visit countries on the government's amber list without entering quarantine on their return.

The possibility of a sunny summer getaway has suddenly opened up for millions of people, with the government announcing that those who’ve had both vaccine doses will not have to self-isolate when returning from amber list countries.

Starting from July 19, double-jabbed UK travellers can forgo the previous 10-day quarantine rule, although they will still be required to take a Covid-19 test three days before returning.

The decision to ease the quarantine requirements for amber list countries potentially opens key tourist destinations such as France, Greece, Italy and mainland Spain to British holidaymakers – although some may impose restrictions on visitors from the UK.

There has been frustration in the travel industry – which has been heavily hit by the pandemic – that the Government has not moved more swiftly to ease controls in the wake of the vaccine rollout.

EasyJet boss Johan Lundgren said: “For too long, Brits have been uncertain of when they can enjoy the same travel freedoms afforded by their jab as those in Europe and this is despite the huge success of our vaccination programme which has now successfully fully vaccinated around two thirds of UK adults.”

The next update of the amber list will be on July 15 and there is a lot of speculation surrounding which countries will remain or be added.

Residents looking for cheap and easy flights to Portugal are in luck as Ryanair fly to Faro from Bournemouth Airport with a single flight costing as little as £9.

Spain is also on the amber list with flights from Bournemouth Airport landing in Corvera, Girona, Palma, Alicante and Malaga.

Other destinations accessible via Bournemouth currently on the amber list include Paphos in Cyprus, Corfu, Athens, Zante, Rhodes and Argostoli in Greece as well as Bergerac in France and Geneva in Switzerland.