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As leaks from government indicate that holidays may remain illegal until summer, travel industry leaders have written to the prime minister demanding faster lifting of restrictions.

Leisure travel within and beyond the UK has been banned since the third lockdown began in early January.

Ahead of Boris Johnson’s announcement to parliament on easing some restrictions, leaks suggest that UK holidays may not be possible until June with foreign travel opening up in August – once all adults have been offered vaccines.

In an open letter to Boris Johnson, Abta, the travel association, says: “The government should recognise that we cannot wait for the full rollout of the vaccination programme before people start to travel again.

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