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

Shapps said the government is “working actively on the practicalities of using testing to release people from quarantine earlier than 14 days.” Many travel companies such as London’s Heathrow Airport have urged a ramp-up in testing but the government claims testing is“no silver bullet.” Jim McMahon of the opposition Labour Party said the government’s response […]

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

The Maldives holidays with TUI – from £1,223pp Orlando holidays with TUI – from £681pp Las Vegas holidays with TUI – from £599pp Families who have holidays next year which remain on the travel ban list will likely be able to move them to a different date, or be given a refund, meaning snapping up a […]

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

Greece, which conducts 9000 tests a day at its ports of entry, has had its case rate per 100,000 reduce from 14.3 to 13.7, while Denmark, which uses five-minute tests on arrivals, has fallen from 15.4 to 12.9. Germany has dropped from 10.1 to 9.0, Cyprus is down from 9.4 to 7.5 and Singapore is […]

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

NURSES FROM ACROSS THE UK WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO LONDON HOSPITALS TO CARE FOR THE CAPITAL’S ‘TSUNAMI’ OF PATIENTS  NHS nurses are to be sent to London from all over the UK as the capital is set to be struck by a ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus cases in the coming weeks and British pandemic-related deaths reached […]

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

It is understood that officials are considering reducing the number of people who can gather indoors in England. The current limit is 30 but it could be cut as a result of the current spike in cases. Welsh Health Minister Vaughan Gething has said a local coronavirus lockdown is being imposed in Caerphilly because there […]

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.