East Midlands Airport holiday advice for booking in summer 2021

With the changes to which countries are on the green, amber and red list for holiday travel, many will be wondering whether to book a flight for this summer or not.

The Government announced on Thursday, June 3, that Portugal was being moved off the green list – which requires no quarantine on return – to amber. No countries were moved into the green list.

People visiting amber list countries must quarantine for 10 days when they return.

The government says you should not holiday in red or amber destinations, which means most countries.

East Midlands Airport has put together guidance for travellers thinking of flying out this summer.

Here’s some of the useful points they have made for holidaymakers:

Can I book my summer holiday for 2021 now, given the government’s guidance for international travel could change?

The airport says: “We know that even as restrictions ease there is still some uncertainty, and that travel plans could still be subject to change at short notice. That’s why, at East Midlands Airport, we now offer free cancellation on all parking bookings for your peace of mind.

“You should make sure that, when booking your holiday, you choose a provider that offers speedy refunds, COVID-19 insurance and other measures to accommodate events outside of your control.

“Good cancellation or amendment terms will be essential for all 2021 travel plans.”

What if I travel to a ‘green’ country and it is re-categorised as higher risk while I’m there?

EMA adds: “The government’s new traffic light system will include an early warning system to prevent passengers having to rearrange their plans to return home mid-trip.

“The so-called ‘green watchlist’ will list those countries classed as green but at risk of moving to amber or red. If you’re planning to travel abroad in 2021, it will be important to monitor this list.”

Is the PCR testing package available to book at East Midlands Airport?

East Midlands Airport offers onsite testing for those coming back from green and amber countries. Passengers can book the PCR tests required on day 2 for arrivals from green countries and days 2 and 8 for arrivals from amber countries.

It also offers the test to release tests which, if negative, mean arrivals from amber countries can leave self-isolation early, on day five.

When will the government announce its next travel updates?

The government has said that it intends to review international travel on June 28, July 31 and October 1, 2021.

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  1. Les Dunes

    With an idyllic setting in Torreilles Plage on the Mediterranean coast of Languedoc Roussillon, Camping Les Dunes is a large and friendly 5* destination and the perfect spot for a sun-soaked summer holiday. With direct access to a lovely sandy beach and first rate amenities and facilities, you’re well placed to enjoy a truly memorable family vacation.

    Visitors staying at Les Dunes can cool off in the fantastic pool complex featuring two outdoor pools (covered/uncovered), a kid’s pool, water slides, splash pool and waterfall. At the spa, holidaymakers hoping to relax can indulge in a massage or Jacuzzi bath.

    There are plenty of great activities on site, including aqua aerobics, dance lessons, tennis, petanque, as well as a children’s club hosted by the campsite’s friendly and enthusiastic staff. Kids who join will have a great time making new friends whilst doing some arts & crafts, treasure hunting and challenging each other to a sports tournament. With a stretch of pleasant coastline bordering the campsite, guests have the opportunity to try some water sports including water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing and wake boarding.

    The whole family is well catered for in terms of entertainment, especially in the evening when the campsites comes alive with a variety of live shows and music, theme parties and the chance to dance until dark.

    The variety of eating establishments at the resort mean you’ll never go hungry. Make use of the convenient bread delivery service so you can enjoy freshly baked produce at breakfast. The mini-market and grocery store stock an ample range of products so making food in your accommodation is easy. Dine out for lunch and dinner at the onsite restaurant, or venture out to local restaurants. The pizzeria and takeaway are good options for grabbing a quick bite to eat.

    We’ve carefully selected our range of accommodation to suit all budgets and holiday styles, and guests can choose for luxurious mobile homes that come with hot tubs or sun decks. A more rustic experience can be enjoyed by booking one of our pitches or opting for a tent.

    Around Les Dunes Campsite

    Les Dunes occupies a fine location in the heart of Pyrenees-Orientales, a picturesque region also known as French Catalonia. The Catalan influence can be felt in the lively city of Perpignan. Take a day trip here and explore Palais des Rois de Majorque, a beautiful palace with equally stunning gardens.

    Head further inland and discover some charming medieval mountain villages such as Castelnou, which rewards visitors with amazing views from the castle. If you have car, a day trip into Spain is also possible. Skip across the border and enjoy even more lovely beaches and quai...
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  2. La Masia

    A large and lively resort, Camping La Masia welcomes you on a sun-soaked holiday on the Costa Brava. Ideally situated in the vibrant town of Blanes, between Barcelona and Girona, you’ll find first-rate accommodation occupying a fantastic location just 300m from the beach.

    With not one but two stunning pool complexes, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to having fun in the water. The lagoon style Oasis Aqua Park is lined with palm trees and has an adjoining splash park for the kids and volcano themed Jacuzzi bath. The main La Masia pool features a main lido, and toddler pool. The spa area features a heated indoor pool as well as a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and massage area.

    The pool complex is so good that kids could spend their entire holiday here. If they fancy a change, they can enjoy exerting some energy at the playground and climbing wall. A variety of sports including tennis, table tennis, basketball and football can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. An extensive and intensely fun Children’s Club is run by the campsite.

    The campsite, and indeed the local area around the resort, come alive at night. A vivacious programme of evening entertainment includes children’s disco, teens disco and live music, karaoke, live shows and bingo.

    The restaurant features a terrace so you can enjoy lunches and dinners in the sun. The takeaway is a good option to grab a quick bite to eat and the grocery store has everything you need to cook in your accommodation. There are also a selection of bars, so you can grab a refreshing drink at any time. With its prime location in Blanes, you can also step offsite and discover a whole host of local restaurants.

    Accommodating families of up to six people are mobile homes are comfortable, spacious and well equipped so you have everything at hand to enjoy a restful and relaxing escape. Each unit has air conditioning, so no need to work up a sweat worrying about hot sleepless nights. Consider booking a stay in one of our tents, also featuring air conditioning and covered terrace.

    Around La Masia Campsite

    La Masia’ location is definitely one of its advantages. The lively resort of Blanes offers plenty to do in both the daytime and evening. The gorgeous S’Abannell beach offer golden sands and beautiful Mediterranean waters. You can enjoy topping up your tan or trying out some water sports like wind surfing, diving or kayaking.

    Prise yourself away from the coastline and venture up to San Juan Castle which rewards visitors with stunning views over the town. The inviting botanical gardens at Marimurta are also worth a trip.

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  3. Gasparina Village

    Gasparina Village, Lake Garda, Italy

    Walking distance from the Lake Garda beach
    A luxurious holiday park for the entire family
    Marvellous swimming pool
    Delightful amusement programme
    Excursions: Gardaland and Venice

    A luxurious holiday park with a delightful swimming pool on the banks of Lake Garda!

    The marvellous Residence Gasparina holiday park lies on the banks of the famous Lake Garda, between the cheerful harbour villages of Lazise and Peschiera . This park is a real topper. You will experience the snug cheerfulness immediately on your arrival. Gasparina Village's varying colours and roof forms convey the friendliness and conviviality of an authentic fishing village . The homes are grouped around the playfully-designed swimming pool - which will appeal to everyone, since what could be better than a swimming pool almost in front of your door? Or would you prefer a dive in Lake Garda? The lake is just a few minutes' walk away.

    Residence Gasparina's surroundings offer holidaymakers an almost unlimited choice of appealing excursions. The Gardaland amusement park and Caneva World water park are in the Residence's immediate surroundings. The nearby fortified town of Lazise offers you an opportunity for an enjoyable saunter along the boulevard - and is home to the best fish restaurants. The beautiful nature around Lake Garda offers rambling and cycling lovers a wide range of the very best routes. Beautiful cities such as Milan, Verona and Venice are also within easy reach of Residence Gasparina.

    In other words, Residence Gasparina is an ideal destination for a great holiday on Lake Garda! Special features of this holiday destination
    TIP: Transavia operates economical direct flights to Milan/Bergamo airport!
    Special features of this holiday destination
    Gasparina Village's varying colours and roof forms convey the friendliness and conviviality of an authentic fishing village .

    Apartment for a maximum of 6 persons Booking code: I-37010/5A
    Your comfortable and well-maintained accommodation (45 m²) for a maximum of 6 persons is located on the ground floor. The accommodation's facilities include 2 bedrooms and a patio with garden furniture. You also have satellite TV.

    Special features of the accommodation
    The homes are grouped around a playfully-designed swimming pool.

    Special features of the accommodation
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    Apartment for a maximum of 6 persons Booking code: I-37010/5B
    Your comfortable and well-maintained holiday accommodation (45 m²) for a maximum of 6 persons is located on the 1st floor. The accommodation's facilities include 2 bedrooms and a private balcony with garden furniture. You also have satellite TV.

    Special features of the accommodation
    The homes are grouped around a playfully-designed swimming poo...
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  4. Vestar

    Camping Vestar is a small campsite situated about 5 kms from the picturesque town Rovinj. A family with younger children will definitely spend the holidays of their life there. Every day great activities are organized for your little ones. Maybe you will spend some hours in the brand new swimming pool with children pool too. Do you love the beach and the sea? Then you will definitely make the right decision with a holiday on camping Vestar. 

    As one of the few campsites in Istria, camping Vestar has a beach of gruffly sand and small silicics. There is a little bay, reserved just for you and the other guests of campsite Vestar. This is the ideal place to swim and play in the crystal clear water first of all for children because the sea gets slowly deeper. There are also opportunities to hire a boat or a paddleboat. Some paddleboats are equipped with a little slide! Two times as much pleasure though! Did you take your boat with you? Well, if that is the case, there is a boat pier available for you. The camping organizes evening activities on a regular basis. The "older youth" is having fun here too: They meet up at the beach to party and have a good time. Taking a water taxi to Rovinj and enjoy this beautiful and interesting town is worth it too. You can walk through small streets, have a stroll through the souvenir shops and you can have delicious meals in one of the countless restaurants at the waterside. You can enjoy countless walks and excursions in the surrounding, e.g. to Limfjord, the Brijuni-islands and Pula.

    Nearest Airports: Pula, Trieste (Ryanair)

    Situatie: Rovinj 5km, Golas 17km, Pula 34km, Porec 35km, Pazin 36km, Novigrad 48km, Labin 52km, Buje 55km, Buzet 64km, Umag 66km, Rijeka 89km.

    Facilities: swimming pool, child pool, reception (English, German, Italian, Croatian), laundry service, grill-restaurant, pizzeria, snack bar, sports club, buffet, supermarket, play ground, table tennis, tennis, beach vollyball, minigolf, construction get up the wall, hire boats, hire canoe, surf and sail school in the neighbourhood, excursions from the camp ground, buses from the camp ground to the village Rovinj and a bus service from Pula airport and Rovinj, day and night animation.

    Please note: You are required to leave the accommodation tidy after your stay.
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  5. Ensoya

    In the French region of Sigean, Camping Ensoya combines sultry Spain and French savoir faire in equal parts. It's not just the exciting entertainment programme that makes holidays at Camping Ensoya unforgettable. Horse riding through some of France's most romantic forests, cycling along the idyllic coast, and the stupendous zoo just down the road, are just the beginning of the adventures that await the whole family in Camping Ensoya. Relax in the leafy shade at your luxurious holiday home, or simply plop into the Mediterranean.

    Things to do at Camping Ensoya Plunge into your holiday with a dip in the turquoise Mediterranean, or enjoy free entry to the public pool in Sigean. Enjoy local French and Spanish delicacies at the restaurants in nearby Port-la-Nouvelle. Holiday like the French and enjoy an elegant game of boules. Metres from your holiday home there are also ping pong tables, volleyball courts and a mini golf course that the children will go crazy for. There's never a moment of boredom for kids staying at Camping Ensoya. Besides making fast friends on the camp's colourful and challenging entertainment programme, they can explore the countryside on horseback, or follow the nearby cycle routes through the exquisite countryside.

    Get back to nature with luxury glamping Camping Ensoya combines nature with style. A range of ergonomic chalet tents and robust mobile homes let you immerse yourself in the exquisite Mediterranean countryside without forgoing comfort. Your mobile home or glamptent is equipped with all the garden furniture and facilities that you need to have a fun and comfortable holiday.

    Exploring the surroundings Discover the natural magic of Sigean, home to some of the most idyllic turquoise swimming holes in the Mediterranean. Explore the secluded corners of the campsite which is lined by fresh-scented pines, and venture further afield (a two and a half hour drive) to the internationally beloved cultural Mecca of Barcelona. Here, you can climb dreamlike spires, the creations of Spanish architect Gaudi. On the French side, sample the famous rich red wines from the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Make a splash at Sigean's public pool, or stroll on white sand beaches and enjoy the history of picturesque Port-la-Nouvelle, which is just seven kilometres from the campsite. Start your adventure now by booking your dream holiday with Campingselection.

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  6. le Capanne

    The campsite Le Capanne is situated at about 2 km from the sea and is located in a huge park with olive-trees, pines and eucalyptus-trees.

    From camping Le Capanne you can easily reach the most beautiful and typical towns of Tuscany: Volterra, the ancient Etruscan town, San Gimignano, with its medieval architecture; Siena the town famous for its Palio and Pisa, with its "Leaning Tower", known all over the world. Driving southwards you can discover several beautiful small towns, such as Bolgheri, Castagneto Carducci, Baratti, Populonia, Piombino, Punta Ala and the wonderful Isle of Elba.

    The proximity to the sea, the beautiful landscape, the old towns, the Etruscan people, together with all the facilities that the camping Le Capanne can offer you, is the best combination for a holiday of relaxation and freedom in the heart of Tuscany.

    This campsite has an array of breathtaking swimming pools; a 1200 sq metre stretch of water with various depths to swim, play, enjoy aqua fitness or just relax. Waterfalls, slide, swimming pool with hydro massage, a beautiful wooden solarium and an amazing beach effect guarantee you lots of fun and relaxation. The swimming pools are surrounded by luscious green lawns, palm trees and all the colours of the Tuscany countryside.

    Open: tents 10/05-16/09, mobile homes 03/05-16/09

    Nearest Airport: Pisa (Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet2)

    Situation: At Marina di Bibbona (centre 2 km), Bibbona 6 km, Siena 90 km, Volterra 43 km, Florence 166 km, 3 km from the coastline.

    Facilities: The excellent home cooking and hospitality tempts the palate with fine aromas. The campsite is divided into two areas, one for tents and caravans and the other for recreation activities with eating facilities. There is a bar, restaurant, pizzeria, youth club, tennis courts, swimming pool, beach-volley, table tennis and mountain-bike rental. During the summer the animation team organizes sport tournaments and games. So not only does Le Capanne offer relaxation and peace of mind but also sport and entertainment.

    General: arrival days are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday only. You are required to leave the accommodation neat and tidy after your stay.
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  7. Orbitur Rio Alto

    Camping Rio Alto is located at the centre of the Costa Verde in Río Alto, Estela, close to the city of Póvoa de Varzim and not far from Porto. The caravan park offers you excellent facilities and direct access to the white sand beach. So don't wait any longer - come and take a refreshing dive!

    Camping Rio Alto's facilities The caravan park offers you everything you need for perfect family holiday:

    • Large outdoor swimming pool
    (Opening period approx 01/06 - 30/09)

    • Bar, restaurant and snack bar

    • Direct access to the beach

    The many facilities make this an ideal destination for children:

    • Lovely children's playground

    • Roofed over areas with a variety of games

    • Cycle hire

    You can play golf right next to the caravan park!

    Your stay at Camping Rio Alto You stay in one of the two types of mobile homes campingselection.co.uk has on offer at the caravan park. Both types of mobile home are modern and spacious - and, moreover, both are equipped with a patio and sun loungers.

    Camping Rio Alto's surroundings You reach the beautiful sand beach via a path and an underpass. Póvoa de Varzim is a historic city where the ocean has always played an important role: sea trade and fishing enabled the city to develop. Nowadays you can enjoy delicious fish dishes in the local restaurants. And, of course, you really must visit Porto, with its historic city centre and spectacular river mouth opening into the sea. Another highlight is a visit to the port cellars in Vilanova de Gaia. Also worth your while: a visit to the appealing seaside resorts of Ofir and Esposende.

    Enjoy everything the Costa Verde has to offer you by booking with campingselection.co.uk! Stay at a well-cared for caravan park at the coast located in real Portuguese surroundings. Visit Porto and other cities in the neighbourhood - and enjoy the sun, sea and, of course, the delicious food and drinks every day of your stay!

    WIFI: in the common areas (like the restaurant) free to use.

    In all types a coffee machine (instead of coffee filter)

    Bar: Whole year open (no exceptions anymore)
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  8. Village Laguna Blu

    Camping Laguna Blu has been recently refurbished and welcomes you and your family to enjoy its new 'Clever' mobile home. Once on the campsite you will feel as though you are part of the green surroundings of pines and eucalyptus trees. Enjoy the incredible white beaches and crystal clear waters of the sea together with your family. The campsite also offers several activities such as diving. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or an action-packed holiday in natural surroundings, Camping Laguna Blu is the ultimate destination for you.

    The facilities at Camping Laguna Blu The campsite is well equipped with all kinds of facilities:

    • Restaurant
    • Playground
    • Cycle hire

    There are also several sporting opportunities:

    • Football pitch
    • Scuba-diving
    • Surfing

    Your accommodation at Camping Laguna Blu You are very close to the beach here with the diving centre and opportunities for snorkelling and surfing. For the children there is a playground and games room on the campsite. Also on campsite are cycle hire, a football pitch, a supermarket, café, restaurant and pizzeria.

    You will stay in the new 'Clever' mobile home complete with terrace, in one of the best spots on the campsite. The mobile home is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and toilet.

    The facilities at Camping Laguna Blu The campsite is situated on the north west coast of Sardinia, on the popular Riviera del Corallo, between the airport and the town of Alghero. In the surrounding area, you will find beautiful natural parks, such as the Parco Regionale di Porto Conte. The site is also easy to reach by bus from the airport or by boat.

    If you are staying at the campsite, you should really take a trip to the fort of Alghero, which still bears witness to the Catalan culture and traditions from the time of the Catalan rule. The caves of Neptune are also well worth a visit. This natural wonder consists of a network of chambers, limestone formations, stalactites and stalagmites. A fantastic attraction that the children are bound to enjoy.

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