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Air corridors expected to be introduced

‘Bridges’ could be formed between the UK and Spain, Greece and Portugal.

The UK is expected to announce a number of bilateral ‘air bridges’ due to come into force on July 4.

According to reports, Spain, Portugal and Greece may be among the first countries to make the agreement with the UK, also known as ‘air corridors’.

The Telegraph suggests that up to 10 European destinations may be included in the agreement.

Portugal’s ambassador to the UK said the country was keen to come to an agreement that would allow British tourists to visit this summer, which would help kick-start short-haul tourism.

“We think the situation is under control and we would be happy to receive, as before, as many British as possible,” Manuel Lobo Antunes, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

On Saturday, the Spanish government announced that British visitors would not need spend 14 days in quarantine on arrival – and asked the UK government to show reciprocity.

It comes after Tui outlined its plans to restart holidays from the UK from July 11. The travel giant will begin flying to eight destinations in Greece, the Balearics and the Canaries from three UK airports, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham.

In a statement it said that up to 8,300 holidaymakers could travel on up to 44 flights per week to Ibiza, Palma, Corfu, Crete, Kos, Rhodes, Lanzarote and Tenerife.

Data from Cirium, a travel data and analytics company, has found Spain, Greece, Italy, France and Turkey are the top destinations for flights scheduled from the UK in July.