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Quarantine decision looms for Cyprus, Sweden and Germany

  British holidaymakers hoping to visit Cyprus this half term could be in for disappointment, as the country risks losing its travel corridor in Grant Shapps’ update this afternoon. But Jamaica could be back on the ‘green list’, as could holidays in the Canaries.

easyJet Holidays cancels flights and package deals to Italy following …

easyJet Holidays is cancelling a number of flights to Italy. It comes after the European country was removed from the UK’s travel corridors. Holidaygoers returning from Italy, Vatican City and San Marino after 4am on Sunday, October 18, will now have to quarantine for

Travel news latest: Italy holidays in disarray amid testing confusion

Just five days ago Boris Johnson was proclaiming that he was a “freedom loving Tory”. This weekend, he is signing off on plans for new lockdown restrictions across the North of England. What are the plans? England will be divided into one of three tiers,

Travel latest news: Britons await quarantine rule shake-up following m…

An announcement on airport testing could open up Britons’ travel horizons. However, as it stands, there are 16 places we can visit – six with no major restrictions, and 10 with testing and/or a short quarantine in the destination. They are: 1. Germany 2.

UK coronavirus live: travel abroad linked to higher chance of testing …

Good morning. Boris Johnson only announced the rule forcing pubs in England to close at 10pm six days ago, and it only came into force on Thursday, but already he is under pressure to abandon it. This morning on the Today programme Andy Burnham,

What ‘Level Four’ shutdown status means for your holiday

1. Denmark Entry to Denmark depends on whether you are arriving from an ‘open’ country or a ‘banned’ country. The UK is currently an ‘open’ country, but there have been suggestions that this could change if UK cases continue to rise.   2. Germany

Thomas Cook relaunches as an online travel company

Travel firm Thomas Cook has returned across the UK after being ‘reinvented’ as an online travel company. Chinese firm Fosun Tourism Group acquired the brand for £11 million after the 178-year-old travel company collapsed in September 2019. When did Thomas Cook return? The new version

Coronavirus: Bracknell residents asked to travel miles for covid-19 te…

Frustrated residents say they are being asked to travel ‘miles’ to get tested for coronavirus following a national shortage on tests. Bracknell Forest Council says it understands the ‘frustrations’ of people who are struggling to get local COVID-19 tests. READ MORE: Scientists believe they

Quarantine policy ‘in tatters’ as UK divides over Portugal and Greece

The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has defended the UK Government’s decision to maintain England’s travel corridors with Portugal and Greece, despite Scotland and Wales reintroducing travel restrictions. This week the English, Welsh and Scottish quarantine policies have split. Scotland has imposed a quarantine on Greece,

Concern for Portugal and Greece holidays as cases rise

France has recorded its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections since March, while President Emmanuel Macron has raised the possibility of another nationwide lockdown. A further 7,379 cases were confirmed on Friday, bringing the country’s total to 267,077 and making it the largest daily