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 […]

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.”

Passengers furious at airlines’ voucher policies in Covid crisis

Some of those who are trying to rebook breaks are being charged unexpected extras or being hit with complex rules that make it difficult to redeem those vouchers. Restrictions on what they can be used for hinder like-for-like replacement of the original holiday. Many are particularly aggrieved because they were denied any choice by their […]

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

“Nothing they have done so far has worked. They have spent millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money fortifying the port at Calais, have increased patrols in the Channel, and are now escalating a failing strategy by calling in the military to deal with a humanitarian situation.

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

Iceland’s regime for a test upon arrival with a second five days later saw its Covid-19 rate fall from 16.5 to 11.5 per 100,000 people. “If the PHE modelling was correct, Iceland would have experienced over 1000 additional cases of imported Covid, and many hundreds of cases on onward transmission. They have not,” said Collinson.

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

Despite the government’s own guidance saying people must self-isolate for 14 days if anyone in their ‘household’ develops symptoms, no senior figures – such as Chancellor Rishi Sunak who was with the PM last night or chief aide Dominic Cummings – are thought to be going into isolation. Mr Cummings was seen making a hasty […]

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

People should not have visitors to their homes or socialise with people they do not live with in other indoor public venues such as pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, places of worship, community centres, leisure and entertainment venues, or visitor attractions.