January has seen the relaxing of rules around taking COVID PCR tests before returning to the UK. This has been received as very positive news by holidaymakers, making the idea of booking a summer holiday in 2022 much easier.

Travel rules have been relaxed

Managing to get away for a relaxing holiday abroad has been no easy feat over the last year and a half. With quarantine and testing rules being just some of the obstacles travellers have faced. Early January saw the announcement, however, of the relaxation in some travel rules, with the UK Government stating that the PCR test requirement for arrivals to the UK would be lifted.

This rule is now indeed no longer in place, meaning that those flying back to the UK will no longer have to take a PCR test before returning home and they also won’t have to isolate upon their return whilst they wait for a negative test.

Instead, arrivals in England will now need to take a lateral flow test no later than the end of day two of their arrival in the UK, making the prospect of going away for a holiday abroad far more attractive. As a result, it’s a great time to start thinking about those summer holiday plans and where you might like to escape to.

Where to go on holiday in summer 2022

Here at Friendship Travel, we have a range of fantastic summer 2022 early booking offers available, with great priced getaways to the likes of Turkey, Greece, Spain, Croatia, and Saint Lucia all being possible.


Travellers can save 20% on selected dates to Turkey, with amazing solos holidays to three different hotels available. You could stay at the Forever Hotel in a quiet, tranquil hillside location just a short while from the beach. There’s the waterfront location of Antalya, set amongst ancient temples and cafes in an adult-only hotel – there’s even a chance for a free room upgrade if you book by the 28th of February. Or how about a relaxing cruise aboard a classic gulet vessel; what better way to enjoy the beautiful Turkish coast with its turquoise waters and picturesque scenery?


You can save 20% on selected dates in Greece, including at the ever-popular holiday destination of Zante. This beautiful island really is a paradise, and we have a wonderful location right next to the beach for those who want to enjoy a week or more in the sun. Or how about ancient Rhodes, with Karpathios Studios – a perfect spot to lounge by the pool amid glorious weather – and Lindos, a picture-postcard village that is ideal for exploring Greece’s ancient history.


If you fancy a free room upgrade, why not consider booking a holiday to Mallorca in Spain, where we have two wonderful hotels to choose from. With sandy beaches, glorious coastal drives, and mountain peaks, the island of Mallorca is a no-brainer for those seeking a laidback sunshine escape this summer. Or how about Fuerteventura, the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands? Book before 28 February 2022 and you can save £120.

More options

That’s not all that Friendship Travel has to offer, however. You can also find great offers on holidays to Croatia on the island of Brac – a beautiful natural environment for a relaxing holiday in the sun. There’s also an opportunity to book yourself a ticket to gorgeous Saint Lucia, with big savings available on 7 and 14-day holidays.

So, what are you waiting for? Get planning for summer 2022 and book your next holiday abroad.

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