Holiday companies are lining up more flights to cope with a stampede of double-stung Britons.
Bookings at some businesses have increased 300% since the announcement Friday of fewer restrictions from October 4.
EasyJet adds 51,000 seats in October – with single fares to Turkey starting at £ 25.99.
Sales Director Sophie Dekkers said: “We have seen a huge increase in bookings. “
Tui echoed the post, with demand booming. Some companies offer more than a third of trips to Spain, Greece and Portugal.
BA has launched a flash sale with up to £ 300 off travel booked before September 21.
Turkey and the Maldives, both off the red list along with Egypt, Sri Lanka and Kenya, are in demand.
Jet2.com is restarting flights to Turkey from Thursday. He said: “Bookings have skyrocketed – up to 250-300% in 24 hours.”
The Mid-Term Family Deals include seven nights of accommodation in Mallorca for £ 365 per person with lastminute.com.
A week’s rental in Govina Bay, Corfu, is from £ 254 per person with travelsupermarket.
And Thomas Cook said: “Mid-term bookings are up over 200% from August.”
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Friday’s announcement marked the end of the Orange List and eight countries off the Red List next week.
By the end of October, supervised lateral flow tests at £ 30 will replace PCRs for double-bite holidaymakers returning home.
But the unvaccinated still pay for a PCR test and face 10-day isolation.
Yet industry leaders fear that it is too little too late. Sean Tipton, of the Association of British Travel Agents, warned: “Sixty-seven percent of our members say they have staff on leave and are considering further job cuts.
Around 250,000 jobs have been lost or threatened. Travel leaders don’t want tests for the double hit.
But Professor Lawrence Young of the University of Warwick has warned that PCR tests are still needed to monitor for new mutations in Covid-19.
“Lowering the guard runs the risk of introducing a new variant into the country,” he said.