Hopes for air bridges between UK and Majorca and Ibiza as coronavirus cases drop

In its latest advice for Spain, which is current as of Saturday, the FCO said: “From 27 July, the FCO advise against all non-essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

Ryanair boss: UK-Spain Covid-19 quarantine is an ‘overreaction’

The global airline body the International Air Transport Association (Iata) also criticised Britain’s decision to impose new quarantine requirements, and described it as a “big setback for consumer confidence that is essential to drive a recovery”.

Cut quarantine with coronavirus test BEFORE your flight home: Ministers eye plan that could halve self-isolation time to just five days and boost air travel

There is also good news on vaccine development. There are now 10,000 people in the UK who have had one or two double doses of a vaccine under development in Oxford, and a further 8,000 are being vaccinated in Brazil, a country which has one of the highest rates of infection.

Greece exodus begins as flight prices skyrocket

Flight prices have skyrocketed, since the announcement. The only direct flight back from Santorini today, into Heathrow, is listed on Skyscanner for £417. The only direct flight back from Crete Chania, into Heathrow, is going for £387, while a flight back from Mykonos to Heathrow will cost £416.

EasyJet pilot orders passenger with chronic asthma to wear a mask or be thrown off flight from Jersey to Gatwick

Those who don’t have to wear a mask include: children under the age of 11; people who cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering because of a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability; and where putting on, wearing or removing a face covering will cause severe distress. 

Test and trace in the UK: how well are we doing?

However, some people have spectacularly slipped through the net, – such as the eight teenagers on a WizzAir flight from Crete back to Luton on 25 August who tested positive. One of them told the Guardian he had been called by contact tracers more than once. But the airline said it had not been informed […]

Furious British Airways passengers say they are being ‘refused cash refunds’ for flights cancelled by Covid as Willie Walsh pockets £833,000 bonus after stepping down as IAG boss

In a statement, it added: ‘The board will continue to engage with shareholders to fully understand their concerns (as part of wider engagement in relation to the renewal of our directors’ remuneration policy in 2021) and will publish, in accordance with the UK Corporate Governance Code, an update on this engagement within six months of […]

UK-France: Holidaymakers rush home to avoid quarantine

Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism Mallorca worried about the summer Hotels, cafes and souvenir shops are closed. It is unusually empty outside the Royal Palace in Palma (picture). The Easter season on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca has been canceled. The Majorcan hotel association now fears that due to the uncertain situation in the […]

Holiday in Cornwall: our insider’s guide to the best beaches, where to stay, cheap eats and the best things to see and do

The county actually has a whopping 70 museums from Truro’s Royal Cornwall Museum , featuring the entire history of the county from prehistoric times and currently including a Poldark exhibition, to Geevor Tin Mine and the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, demonstrating how Cornwall played a major part in the history of communication.

Bosnia war veteran, 61, with PTSD says picking up fishing rod saved his life

It certainly proved to be the case for Steve. “There’s more to fishing than catching fish. That night I felt a lot better. You can’t be cured of PTSD, but you learn to manage it, fishing has been fantastic therapy. It saved my life.”