A many Caribbean islands ease their COVID-19 protocols, there’s a buzz of anticipation of a British tourist invasion after the United Kingdom relaxed its travel restrictions last week.
British holidaymakers will soon be able to enjoy the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica and many more including the Cayman Islands after the UK government added a host of travel hotspots to the green list of quarantine-free destinations.
British tourists will be allowed to visit these vacation hotspots without the need to self-isolate on their return after moving them from the amber list to the green list.
Long-haul operators reported an immediate spike in interest and many people booking holidays to the Caribbean since Wednesday.
More than half of the destinations operated by Sandals and Beaches Resorts are on the UK government’s green list, meaning those returning to the UK no longer have to quarantine.
Foreign Office advice no longer advises against all but essential travel to the Caribbean destinations added to the green list, meaning package holidays can go ahead in line with international travel guidelines.
Karl Thompson, managing director of Unique Caribbean Holidays, Sandals and Beaches Resorts’ UK tour operator, said: “We’ve already seen a huge demand from customers looking to book last minute holidays to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada and Turks & Caicos since the announcement.
“This long-awaited good news is not only exciting for our customers, who want to travel as soon as possible, but also for our staff and trade partners who can’t wait to get booking.”