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

The travel advice to the two most visited countries, Spain and France, changed at short notice, prompting many travelers to return to the UK in the middle of their vacations in order to avoid mandatory quarantines. Spain’s Balearic and Canary Islands remain on the UK government’s quarantine list.

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.

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.”

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

Along with many in travel and aviation, Charles advocated a two-test model, one on or before arrival and a second after five days of quarantine, reducing by nine days the time travellers must self-isolate. He said: “The seven per cent figure is spurious data, questioned by the whole travel industry as being out of date. […]

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.

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.