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Shapps urges travellers not to book summer holidays | News

CAA extends credit note ATOL protection until January | News

Transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has said it is “too soon” for British travellers to start booking holidays. In a move likely to hit the hospitality sector, Shapps told the Today programme: “First of all, I should say, people should not be booking holidays right now – not domestically or internationally. “The prime minister will say […]

Hancock unveils new border measures for travellers to England | News

Hancock unveils new border measures for travellers to England | News

The government in England has announced a series of new measures designed to limit the spread of new variants of Covid-19. Announcing tougher border measures, health secretary Matt Hancock said the new rules aim to “secure the nation” against mutations. From next week, UK and Irish residents arriving into England from “red list” countries must […]

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

WTTC calls for focus on individual travellers to boost safety | News

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is calling for governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and instead focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders. The body is urging governments around the world to shift their focus from whole countries, towards individual travellers. Instead, WTTC says governments around the world […]

US Virgin Islands clarifies restrictions for mainland travellers | News

US Virgin Islands clarifies restrictions for mainland travellers | News

The United States Virgin Islands Department of Tourism has sought to dispel confusion over entry requirement for travellers from the mainland. The body said it was on a mission to educate travellers that the territory is an American overseas territory, and as such, travel to St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas or Water Island is […]

United Arab Emirates travellers banned from UK | News

United Arab Emirates travellers banned from UK | News

The government banned travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda. Officials said the move was to prevent the spread of the new variant originally identified in South Africa into the UK. From 13:00 on Friday, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, Burundi and […]

Contiki launches new Detour offering to young travellers | News

Contiki launches new Detour offering to young travellers | News

Contiki has introduced Detour, a new series of 18 locally hosted, short break adventures to its range of 2021/22 worldwide trips. In a recent survey of its UK youth audience, over 90 per cent of respondents cited unique experiences as something they wanted to do to make their 2021 holiday count, following a year of […]

Vaccine boosts holiday confidence among older travellers | News

Vaccine boosts holiday confidence among older travellers | News

Holiday company Saga has experienced a notable increase in interest for holidays in recent weeks. This comes as those aged over 50, who will likely receive the Covid-19 vaccine ahead of some younger groups, look ahead to future trips. Saga said it had noted growth in the number of people booking long-haul and ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trips. […]

New York introduces 14-day quarantine for international travellers | News

New York introduces 14-day quarantine for international travellers | News

Officials in New York have introduced quarantine rules for international travellers following the emergence of new Covid-19 variants. There are fears of new strains in countries including the UK and South Africa. New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, said all visitors would be ordered to stay for 14-days at the address they provided on arrival. […]

UK bars entry to South Africa travellers over new Covid-19 fears | News

UK bars entry to South Africa travellers over new Covid-19 fears | News

Travellers from South Africa will be barred from entry to the UK as fears grow over a new variant of Covid-19 linked to the country. People who have been in or transited through South Africa in the last ten days are no longer allowed into the UK. The new rule does not apply to British […]

Abu Dhabi reopens borders to international travellers | News

Abu Dhabi reopens borders to international travellers | News

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disasters Committee, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed from today. International tourists, residents and travellers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14-days. The list of countries eligible for entry […]

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