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When can Haven Thorpe Park, caravan sites and camping areas sites reopen? The dates for holidays resuming

As Boris Johnson reveals his roadmap out of lockdown, holidays in 2021 in the UK will be allowed from April 12

Caravan parks, campsites and holiday resorts such as Haven Thorpe Park are to reopen in the UK - but there are no set dates for when overseas travel will be allowed again.

It is a turning point as the country begins to ease out of lockdown and symbolises a return to normality and for many, it will be a much-needed break and a chance to reunite with loved ones.

However, trips abroad are still off the table suggesting it might be a bumper year for local resorts as people turn to so-called 'staycations' within the UK.

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Thorpe Park could be one of the many local businesses that benefits from the announcement following a tough 2020
Thorpe Park could be one of the many local businesses that benefits from the announcement following a tough 2020 (Image: GrimsbyLive/Donna Clifford)

Boris Johnson has emphasised England's lockdown lifting will be done with a "cautious and prudent approach" but has confirmed that UK holidays could be on the cards as early as April 12.

The PM has stressed any easing of restrictions needs to be done in stages and the road map will be done in a way to ensure it is "irreversible."

Domestic holidays could return for Easter but they will be limited to family bubbles staying in self-catering accommodation.

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A large focus is on the number of people who are vaccinated, and the UK continuing to hit its targets.

It is hoped that by March that almost, if not all, over-50s and younger vulnerable groups would have given at least their first dose of a vaccine.

However, for foreign holidays, there is no set date indicating these will not return anytime soon, and currently there are 33 'high risk' countries, in which those arriving in England are required to pay £1,750 to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days.

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Those arriving from other countries are required to self-isolate for ten days and complete tests in a bid to stop the country having to battle more strains of the virus.

Jet2, along with other airlines have changed their policies in the last 24 hours to adapt to Covid-19 measures.

The airline cancelled more flights this week in response to tougher restrictions, reports HertsLive.

The airline are now hoping that holidays will return by April 14 - pushed back from the end of March.

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Jet2, in a statement, said: "Due to the ongoing uncertainty and travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights and holidays up to and including 14 April 2021.

"Where customers yet to travel are affected by any programme changes, our industry-leading and prompt refunding of over £1bn has been widely praised, and we will continue to automatically cancel affected bookings with a full refund."

There is some optimistic news, the airline also added hundreds of new seats to flights for later in the summer, including to Zante, Crete, Rhodes and Kefalonia.

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