Deal alert: Flights from the UK to European hotspots from just £10 return

May 19, 2021

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Travel has returned. As of Monday 17 May, Brits looking to go abroad on holiday can do so without reason. However, the government has been rather indecisive about where Brits can go. While the green list of countries is approved, there has been some back and forth about whether travel to amber countries is allowed.

Since the first iteration of the green list was published two weeks ago, bookings to green list destinations have skyrocketed. And, many in the travel industry believe that it’s only a matter of time before holiday hotspots like Spain, Greece, Italy and France are added to the highly coveted green list as well. The government said it will review the green list every three weeks.

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To encourage travellers to get to booking, Ryanair is offering a flash sale on flights from the U.K. to Europe with fares from £5 one-way or £10 return. The sale, which runs through 20 May, is eligible for travel between 1 June and 30 June 2021, though we’ve seen some deals into the beginning of July.

Keep in mind that most — all, with the exception of Aberdeen to Faro, Portugal — are for flights to countries that are currently on the amber list. Amber list arrivals back into the U.K. require a 10-day quarantine, as well as a day two and day eight testing package.

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Ryanair will allow you to change the date of your flight up to two times at no cost for bookings made before 30 June, for travel before 31 October 2021, though a fare difference may apply. You must make the change at least seven days before departure. This is handy if you need to delay your travel until entry restrictions are relaxed or if you want to wait for the destination country to be placed on the U.K.’s green list.

It’s also worth considering making bookings on credit cards or with companies that are covered by ATOL or ABTA protection so that if the company goes bust before the trip, there is a route to recovering your money. Also, ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.

Airline: Ryanair
Routes: U.K. to Europe
Cost: £5+ one-way/£10+ returrn
Travel dates: June and July 2021

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Here are a couple of examples of what you can book:

Aberdeen (ABZ) to Faro (FAO) for £10 return in June:

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London (STN) to Barcelona (BCN) for £10 return in June:

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London (STN) to Kefalonia (EFL) for £10 return in June:

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Birmingham (BHX) to Madrid (MAD) for £10 return in June:

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London (LTN) to Lanzarote (ACE) for £10 return in June:

(Image courtesy of Ryanair)

London (STN) to Milan (BGY) for £10 return in June:

(Image courtesy of Ryanair)

Cardiff (CWL) to Malaga (AGP) for £10 return in June:

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Manchester (MAN) to Rhodes (RHO) for £25 return in June/July:

(Image courtesy of Ryanair)

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