Covid-19 travel: Staycations and home office equipment boost UK spending

Britain’s economy suffered a record 20% contraction in the April-June period before recovering a bit in May and June. Its prospects depend in large part on how confident households are about getting back to something resembling normal life.

Covid-19: UK introduces new island policy for travellers from Greece as cases rise

Although the higher cases can partly be attributed to more testing, it’s clear there’s been an uptick in the past few weeks as lockdown restrictions have been eased. In some places, local outbreaks in Britain have been so severe that many lockdown restrictions have been reimposed.

Bank Holiday travel chaos as 5.6m set to hit the roads in busiest day on record

He warned: “Obviously, it’s the Friday before the bank holiday weekend, so lot’s of people will be planning to take to the roads and so they do need to be aware that even if they’re enjoying sunny spells at one moment a hefty shower could come along very quickly and make conditions very, very difficult.”

Brits should book summer 2021 holidays now for the cheapest deals, says travel expert – here are some of the best offers

Seven nights with return flights with TUI with 15kg luggage and resort transfers – Tenerife (from £293pp), Antalya (from £287pp) Seven nights and return flights to Tenerife with Jet2 with 22kg luggage and resort transfers – Tenerife (from £299pp), Antalya (from £379pp) Seven nights and return flights with easyJet with 23kg luggage and resort transfers […]

Child abuse inquiry: Travel bans ‘not being enforced on sex offenders’

Responding to the report, the government said: “We continue to work closely with law enforcement in the UK and international partners to stop sex offenders from travelling abroad to prey on children, close down online networks and bring offenders to justice.

Babies among 500 migrants to reach UK crammed in small boats in last three days

The organisation’s refugee and migrant rights programme director Steve Valdez-Symonds said: “What is needed is co-operation with France to share responsibility for providing a place of safety, including the UK Government reuniting families and enabling more people to travel safely to make asylum claims in this country.

Coronavirus: Covid testing at airports is working, say travel experts

Today IATA, representing the world’s airlines, joins those publicly backing it. “The stop-start closing of Britain to the world is not a successful survival tactic for Covid-19,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA director general. “Jobs are being vaporised by quarantine and they may never come back,”

UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 181 to 759 in Britain’s darkest day of the crisis yet as almost 3,000 more patients are diagnosed as Government promises to start testing hundreds of frontline NHS staff this weekend

‘Until this new coronavirus was identified, there were only six different coronaviruses known to infect humans. Four of these cause a mild common cold-type illness, but since 2002 there has been the emergence of two new coronaviruses that can infect humans and result in more severe disease (Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East […]

Health Secretary Matt Hancock says UK has seen ‘first credible’ cases of people being REINFECTED with coronavirus – but none have shown symptoms

‘We have additional NHS, Lighthouse, University and Partner Labs all due to open up imminently and we are also expanding the use of non-laboratory based tests. The testing team work on this 18 hours a day, seven days a week. We recognise the country is depending on us.’

UK shamed over airport coronavirus tests with ’30 countries already doing them’

Heathrow does have a testing facility, in place since August, and could test thousands of arrivals each day, but the government refuses to agree with negative testing meaning quarantining can be bypassed so the unit is not operational.