Britain left out of Europe's plans to save summer holidays amid claims No 10 didn't ask to take part

BRITAIN has been left out of Europe’s plans to save the summer holidays amid claims No 10 didn't ask to take part. 

Brussels launched a new website and app today showing people across the continent where they can get away for a break. 

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It includes key info from holiday hotspots like Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Greece loaded onto an interactive map.  

But Brits are left in the dark about restrictions they may face because we're not included. 

The initiative, called Re-open EU, is the central pillar of the bloc's drive to get people travelling again. 

A Commission spokesman claimed the UK hadn't asked to be involved in the scheme – but can still apply to take part. 

They added other non-EU countries like Norway and Switzerland already have and should soon be added to the site. 

The revelation will be a blow to Brits hoping to jet off abroad and domestic tourism businesses keen to welcome back visitors from Europe.

To take part in the scheme governments have to provide regular updates about which measures they have in place to tackle the pandemic. 

The map provides real-time info on how easy it is to travel to individual countries and which restrictions like quarantine requirements are in place. 

It also has national details about whether hotels and attractions like shops, bars, restaurants, beaches, and museums are open. 

And it contains advice on local rules covering the wearing of face masks, social distancing, contact tracing app, and pre-travel testing. 


Brussels' internal market boss Thierry Breton said: “After weeks of confinement, EU internal borders are reopening. 

"The Re-open EU website will provide travellers with easy access to information to help them confidently make their travel plans and stay safe during their trip. 

"It will also help small restaurant and hotel owners, as well as towns across Europe, draw inspiration from innovative solutions developed by others.”

No 10 yesterday revealed that not a single person has been fined so far for breaking the UK's quarantine rules. 

The PM's spokesman said: "We're not aware of anyone refusing to provide their details when asked to do so." 

He added work on air bridge deals with EU countries is ongoing and said: "We all want to see the UK open up for travel as soon as it's safe to do so."

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