Covid vaccine passports 'will be here by summer' for travel to the EU so here's what you need to know

International travel may be reserved for those vaccinated this summer.

2/26/2021 3:03:00 PM

International travel may be reserved for those vaccinated this summer.

International travel may be reserved for those vaccinated this summer.

From treehouse stays to quaint cottages by the sea.1 day agoAt the moment, around 19.4 million people in the UK have received their first vaccine, and most of these fall into the more vulnerable, over-65 age group.Advertisementholidaybookings for the over-50s market. Coach holiday businesses run by the National Express saw bookings by over-65s increase by 185% at the start of January compared to the same time last year.

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At the time, Jit Desai, head of holidays and travel at National Express, said: "Since the announcement of the vaccine, it's given our customer base, predominantly those over 65, increased confidence to book and have that summer getaway in 2021.

"What the vaccine does is give certainty and confidence. That then allows the customer and ourselves the ability to plan ahead.”The best weekend breaks in the UK if you're dreaming of a post-lockdown getaway (and they're booking up fast)Travel headtopics.com

The best weekend breaks in the UK if you're dreaming of a post-lockdown getaway (and they're booking up fast)Sophie Cockett and Tanyel MustafaTravel51 itemsSophie Cockett and Tanyel MustafaTUI also saw a spike in that age group, with 50% of its early bookings this year being made by over-50s.

Advertisement"We're seeing a customer base or age group that wasn't booking before, that is starting to book,” Andrew Flintham the MD of TUI UK said. “The over 50s, we assume, is on the back to the vaccine news."Flintham added that people are booking longer holidays, opting for 10 to 14 nights instead over seven and that there’s been a surge in demand for holidays from July through to October.

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