For many of us, summer 2020 feels like it never really took place. Even though lockdown for much of the UK began to ease in June, the changing quarantine rules have meant that planning a summer holiday abroad has been more complicated than ever, with travellers not just wondering about the best places to stay, but where is safe to travel to right now.
As the world adjusts to the new normal, now we’re looking ahead to the colder months and wondering which classic winter-sun destinations it’s still possible to visit. Below we’ve collated the destinations that not only offer warm weather during December onwards, but are also open to tourism and exempt from the English quarantine list (check the separate government pages for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as travel restrictions in those countries are being tightened and loosened at different times). Please note, we’ll aim to update this list regularly, but for the most up-to-date advice, visit the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
For more travel ideas, see our pick of the best holiday destinations to visit in 2021.