British holidaymakers could enjoy overseas breaks from July 4 under plans being drawn up by the government.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been made for so-called air bridges with a “small number” of countries with low levels of coronavirus.
This would allow families to take foreign holidays without having to self-isolate on their return to the UK.
People could only travel with members of their household or ‘support bubble’, however, unless rules on social distancing are eased before July.
They would also have to abide by the rules on social distancing in their destination, meaning that countries with similar restrictions to the UK are likely to be first in the queue.
Ministers want to set up air bridges to countries that are “most advantageous” to the UK economy, which are likely to include popular destinations such as France,