Gatwick Offers Covid Test – But Has Confidence in Travel Already Been Lost?

As more countries require visitors to arrive with Covid-19 test results, Gatwick Airport has introduced a new PCR testing scheme. However, is this all too little too late?

Virgin Announces Holiday Christmas Cracker!

Those desperate to get away somewhere tropical this winter will be delighted to know that Virgin Atlantic Holidays has launched a new scheme that guarantees tourists a Caribbean holiday – without the requirement of quarantining upon their return home. Countries currently included in the ‘Escape Pass’ offer include Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, and Tobago, and there […]

Will Testing Become Compulsory on Flights?

The first transatlantic flight to require Covid-19 tests before boarding arrived at Heathrow airport earlier this week.

Can We Look Forward To A Cruise Holiday In The New Year?

Cruise lines could be given the go-ahead to start sailing at the start of the new year, if officials agree with introduced measures to control Covid-19.

Category: UK Travel

Will Tourists Need Two Covid Tests for A Holiday?

As several countries introduce measures to allow tourists to visit their country, and the UK release plans for a test and release scheme, will tourists need to have two tests for a holiday?

Vaccine Breakthrough: Is A 2021 Holiday on the Cards?

The likelihood of enjoying a holiday in 2021 has suddenly become more realistic as reports of a Covid-19 vaccine dominate the media headlines.

Travel Provider Says Sorry!

Travel Republic announced their phone lines will reopen as of November 9 in an attempt to rebuild customer trust once more.

Category: UK Travel

Lessons Learned: This Is What Happens If You Travel Against FCDO Advice

It is crucial that British tourists follow the FCDO’s guidance and do not travel to countries that are not included on the travel corridor.

Lockdown 2: All Holiday Travel Stopped

New lockdown measures are introduced in England this week banning all non-essential travel.

Visitors to Jamaica to have compulsory travel insurance

Those visiting the Caribbean island of Jamaica will be required to buy two travel insurance policies as of November 2020.

UK Regions Turn Holidaymakers Away

As more regions across the UK are placed under Tier 3 restrictions, the chance to enjoy a staycation in another part of the country is beginning to shrink.

Category: UK Travel

State of Emergency Declared in Spain – Where Does That Leave My Holiday to the Canary Islands?

Spain declares a national state of emergency and introduces a curfew, while the Canary Islands are added to the travel corridor list.

No Refunds for Brits in Locked-Down Areas

Tour operators and airlines have revealed that they won’t be providing refunds to those affected by the tougher restrictions.

Category: UK Travel

Rapid Covid Test Trials Take Place In Airports

Passengers flying from Heathrow to Hong Kong this week will be the first to have the option of paying for a rapid Covid-19 test before checking in, as part of a trial to help tourists travel to destinations where proof of a negative Covid-19 test is compulsory.

Flights Between the UK & EU Could Be Grounded If There’s A No-Deal Brexit

Grant Shapps revealed that flights between the UK and the European Union (EU) could be grounded from January 1, 2021, if the UK leaves the EU with a no-deal Brexit.

Italy Introduces Coronavirus Testing Requirement

In a bid to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, Italy has introduced new testing measures to control the number of arrivals with Covid-19 in the country.

Lockdown Restrictions Abroad – What Are Your Options?

It’s always best to follow the government advice, especially when it comes to travelling abroad. So, if you’re desperate to get away before the end of the year, why not visit one of the countries on the FCDO’s travel corridor?

Is There Still Hope for A Half-Term Getaway?

As Covid-19 restrictions are tightened in Scotland and Wales, and are set to be increased in parts of England next week, there are concerns that a potential ban on overnight stays could affect those with half-term plans.