Jet2, TUI, easyJet, Ryanair: the six unrestricted countries Britons can now visit

Even though some destinations like Australia, India and Vietnam have essentially banned British holidaymakers, there are still countries you can visit to catch some sunshine.

Amid fear of rapidly rising cases of Omicron, many countries have essentially closed their borders to UK travellers, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.

However, a few countries have removed or relaxed their restrictions.

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And research from the hotel booking platform, hoo, has revealed where the world’s best January vacation destinations are, based on weather, activities, affordability and local travel restrictions related to the COVID-19.

Vacationers might consider visiting Sri Lanka. With dry, sunny days, many say this is the best time to visit the South Asian island and enjoy the golden beaches and welcoming seas.

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A stay in the capital, Colombo, costs an average of £65 per person per night, and with access granted on proof of vaccination and negative test results, Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for some sunshine in January.

Although January is a winter month in Mexico, the weather is generally dry and warm enough to enjoy the beautiful beaches.

January is also the perfect time for wildlife lovers, especially those who want to see whales migrating around the country’s coast.

A trip to Cancun on the Caribbean Sea costs an average of £69 per person per night, and travel restrictions have been lifted for people who can show they are vaccinated.

For those looking for snow instead of sunshine in January, Norway is the perfect holiday destination. Not only does the winter season open the door to all classic snow sports and activities, but January in northern Norway also presents one of the best opportunities to see the majestic Northern Lights.

A trip to Oslo costs an average of £70 per person per night, and although travel rules require a COVID-19 test on arrival, negative results will leave visitors free to explore this beautiful Scandinavian country.

Hungary is the most affordable January holiday destination that currently benefits from relaxed travel restrictions.

The capital, Budapest, is a popular tourist destination all year round but, with temperatures often dropping to zero and a good chance of snowfall, the city is at its most magical in January.

As it is technically low season, attractions such as the natural thermal baths will be much less crowded than during the spring and summer months.

A stay in Budapest costs an average of just £46.95 per person per night and, if travelers can prove they are vaccinated, access to Hungary is no problem.

Elsewhere, adults who are not fully vaccinated can visit Costa Rica as long as they have proof of travel insurance that covers accommodation and medical expenses in the event of contracting Covid-19.

Anyone 18 years of age or younger, as well as fully vaccinated adults, can enter Costa Rica without compulsory insurance.

But by Feb. 7, 2022, travelers may be required to show proof of vaccination to enter certain establishments.

And most travelers can enter El Salvador without a negative test result and do not have to quarantine upon arrival.

You also do not need to be vaccinated, however, travelers are advised to bring proof of vaccination as this may be required for entry to specific events and premises.

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