Ibiza closes borders as Spain holidays dashed again with rising Covid cases – latest | Travel News | Travel

Spain holidays were dealt yet another blow as Ibiza announced today its borders are closing. The news comes as the island in the Balearics battles with Covid. There are concerns Ibiza has hit the “most critical moment of the coronavirus pandemic.” What is the latest travel advice? Costa added: “Experience allows for a more efficient response, from a social and sanitary point of view.” Ibiza currently has a cumulative incidence at 14 days of 1,970 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the highest yet. On December 24, the level was 158.9 cases/100,000. Costa…

Holidays: Travel corridor list latest – which countries are exempt from quarantine now? | Travel News | Travel

Holidays are currently banned by the UK Government due to the rise in coronavirus cases. The travel corridor list had previously given much hope to British holidaymakers. If a country was on the list then no quarantine was required. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement last week. This means that anyone entering the UK has to quarantine for 10 days. It doesn’t matter whether they are travelling from a nation previously on the exempt list or not. However, Shapps did take to Twitter this evening to say that two…

Dubai holidays: FCO travel advice as quarantine rules change in UAE – latest | Travel News | Travel

The FCDO added: “If you test positive for COVID-19 on arrival in Dubai, depending on your symptoms and your accommodation plans, you may be required to self-isolate in a government facility, a hospital, your hotel or privately arranged accommodation for at least 10 days.” Travellers are warned against turning to the NHS for a pre-travel covid test. “You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test,” stated the Foreign Office.…

Italy holidays: FCO travel advice update as airlines & airports operate ‘reduced service’ | Travel News | Travel

Italy holidays now come with further complications it was announced today. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updated its travel advice for Italy this afternoon. The authority explained Italian airlines and airports are operating ‘reduced service’ as the covid pandemic rages on. “Until March 5, entry into Italy from the UK is currently only permitted for those with official residency in Italy or those with absolute necessity, which must be declared in writing,” stated the FCDO. “You should contact your travel provider for more information. If you are a UK…

Holidays 2021: Matt Hancock says Britons should be ‘confident’ for a summer holiday | Travel News | Travel

“We might encounter some new variants. We might need to tweak it. “I think people thinking about holidays this summer are barking up the wrong tree, I really do.” A staycation may be somewhat more likely, the doctor told TV host Lorraine Kelly, however, even then he appeared hesitant to confirm their possibility with absolute certainty. New travel restrictions came into force today. “From 4am on January 18, if you intend to travel to England, Scotland, or Wales, including UK nationals returning home from travel abroad, you must provide evidence…

Prince Philip: Royal stuck to ‘harmless flirting’ during Mexico travel despite saucy offer | Travel News | Travel

Jacobs continued: “Suddenly she looked at him and said, ‘Why don’t we go to the pool and go swimming? ‘We [meaning the women] could leave our bras and little panties on.’ “Prince Philip blanched. ‘Uh, uh,’ he said. ‘I think it’s time for me to leave.’ “He smiled at Cristina and the rest of us. He was quickly surrounded by his group, which appeared from nowhere; he said good-bye to Merle and took off.” According to Kelley, Prince Philip wouldn’t embarrass himself thus in public. “The Duke of Edinburgh was…

Holidays: FCO travel advice update for USA, Italy, Germany, France & Greece amid UK rules | Travel News | Travel

Holidays were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when it was revealed that no matter where you travel in the world, quarantine and a negative covid test will be required to enter the UK. The shutdown of the travel corridors came as Britain fights against the rising number of coronavirus cases. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has consequently updated its travel advice for a plethora of countries. Popular holiday destinations USA, Italy, Germany, France and Greece were among those with new travel updates as a result of both…

Can you get a free NHS Covid test if you must travel abroad? | Travel News | Travel

The UK has implemented several new travel restrictions in recent days as the cases of coronavirus continue to climb. The global Covid-19 death toll has now surpassed two million as new strains of the virus prove more easily transmissible. But can you get a free NHS Covid test if you must travel abroad? From January 18, anyone flying into the UK from overseas will be required to show proof of a negative Covid test before setting off. The new rules came as the ban on travellers from South America and…

Spain: FCDO update for travellers transiting through Spain – latest entry rules | Travel News | Travel

Spain has further extended its ban on travellers arriving into Spain from the UK amid mounting concerns over the new strain of COVID-19 detected in England. However, it has since said passengers who are “transiting” through Spain to another destination will still be allowed to enter the country. “On 22 December 2020, Spain introduced travel restrictions on passenger travel from the UK by air and sea,” explains the FCDO website. “These measures have been extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 February 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with…

Travel expert slams coronavirus passport as ‘discriminatory’ ahead of trial | Travel News | Travel

Ms Guevara also highlighted how testing can help travel resume, even while the vaccination effort is ongoing. “Only a tiny percentage of people around the world have so far received the vaccine, whereas there are vast numbers who have not, but who could be tested, show a negative result, and travel safely,” she said. “The common-sense approach is to allow the free movement of people who can prove a negative test result, rather than reserve travelling or jobs for a small minority who have been vaccinated.” Her comments come as…