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The Metro leads with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab claiming the sea “was closed” when he went on holiday earlier this month, defending his decision to jet off to Crete while Taliban fighters closed in on...

The Times leads with the story that three of Britain’s most senior civil servants, whose departments are overseeing the evacuation from Afghanistan, are on holiday. 

The Guardian highlights mounting pressure on the foreign secretary over claims he refused to take calls about Afghanistan’s collapse while he was on holiday.

Thousands of UK holidaymakers have been left scrambling to leave Mexico as changes to the government’s travel list put plans in chaos, reports the Metro.

The Guardian reports on hopes of recovery in the travel sector as millions of Britons are given the green light to travel to Europe’s holiday hotspots.

Boris Johnson has ditched plans for tougher quarantine restrictions for some holidaymakers after a revolt in the cabinet and a backlash from the travel industry, The Guardian reports.

Summer holiday plans have received a major boost after Boris Johnson blocked the creation of a controversial new amber watchlist for foreign countries, The Daily Telegraph reports.

Millions of people are going to be driving this weekend to go on holiday, according to the Daily Express, with airports also expected to have their busiest weekend of the year. 

The Times leads with news that travellers coming to the UK from France will effectively be put in a category between the red and amber travel lists, putting the holiday plans of thousands of people...

Holidays to France have been “thrown into chaos”, The Daily Telegraph reports, after a rule requiring fully-vaccinated travellers to isolate on their return was re-imposed. Our story is here.

British holidaymakers are being barred from boarding flights after receiving an Indian-made version of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine that is not licensed in the EU, claims The Daily Telegraph.

There are growing calls for Monday to be a bank holiday if England win the Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley on Sunday, says the Daily Mirror.

Ministers have opened the door for travellers from England to enjoy summer holidays in more than 100 countries – but millions of Britons living overseas will still be forced to quarantine if they come to...

The prime minister said the country must use the “firebreak” of the summer holidays to lift all remaining social distancing rules despite predictions from scientists that it will cause a new rise in hospital admissions...

The i splashes on Germany relaxing rules for fully-vaccinated Britons, giving hope for summer holidays in the EU.

The i says Boris Johnson has warned that Britons cannot expect restriction-free holidays abroad until next year.

The government has been accused of a U-turn over foreign holidays after people were urged to remain in Britain instead of travelling abroad, The Times writes.

The Times reports that people were rushing to cancel their holidays following the removal of Portugal from the amber travel list. It add that tourists have until 4am on Tuesday next week to leave the country...

“Brits’ Foreign Holidays Nightmare” says the Daily Mirror, with a poll for the paper claiming that 81% of people want isolation for everyone entering the UK.

Like many of the other papers, the Daily Express splashes on the changes to the travel list. The paper says that putting Portugal on the amber list is a “Summer Holiday Blow for Millions”.

The i says “Holiday in the UK to save 21 June”, as the paper reports on the changes to the holiday travel list. 21 June is when the next stage of lockdown measures is due...

“Hot hot hot hot hot hot!” writes the Daily Star Sunday as it reports that the UK could see as many as six heatwaves this summer – starting with this bank holiday weekend.For more details...

Ministers have been were forced to climb down on travel restrictions to English COVID hotspots after a day of mounting confusion and anger left millions of people wondering if they needed to cancel bank holiday...

The Daily Mirror writes that millions of people will be able to have a pint inside from Monday and take a foreign holiday as COVID curbs are lifted – though it is feared the surging...

The Times reports that plans for foreign holidays were in chaos on Sunday night after the health secretary warned against visiting countries on the “amber list” despite lifting a ban on leisure travel outside the...

Former prime minister David Cameron took flights to his holiday home in Cornwall on financier Lex Greensill’s private jet while lobbying the government during the pandemic, Metro reports.

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