Australia travel ban: Can I travel to Australia, when will restrictions lift? | Travel News | Travel

Australia has managed to keep its coronavirus infection rate fairly low throughout the pandemic. The country has a total of 27,182 cases, with only 897 deaths. Australia has seen two peaks in coronavirus, the first in March and the second in August. Since September 4, the country has managed to keep its daily reported cases below 100 and reported just eight new cases on October 7. Does this mean Australia has reopened its borders? Express.co.uk explains all you need to know. Can I travel to Australia? At present, most Brits cannot travel…

TUI holidays to Caribbean resume in November to Cuba, St Lucia and Antigua | Travel News | Travel

St Lucia – Under £1,100 TUI offers seven night holidays to Rodney Bay staying at the four star Mystique St Lucia By Royalton on an all-inclusive board basis. Prices from £1,077 per person when booked online. Price is based on two adults sharing, flights departing from London Gatwick airport on January 12, 2021 and transfers. Antigua – Under £1,500 TUI offers seven night holidays to Antigua staying at the three star Starfish Jolly Beach Resort on an all-inclusive board basis. Prices from £1,493 per person when booked online. Price is…

Can you go away for half term? | Travel News | Travel

Can you travel if you live in Scotland? You are able to travel anywhere within Scotland unless local restrictions ban you from doing so. The Government has advised people living in the central belt region of the country they are not allowed to travel outside of their area from October 10 to 25 inclusive unless they need to. Ms Sturgeon, however, said: “We are not insisting that people cancel any half-term breaks they have planned.” You can stay in private accommodation but only with members of your own household. In…

Jet2 adds flights to Madeira as BA and Wizz Air unveil new holiday offers | Travel News | Travel

Flights to Madeira are on sale from eight UK bases in total (Birmingham, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted) this autumn. Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have also increased flights to the Greek islands of Corfu, Kos and Rhodes. The operator cancelled all package holidays to Turkey after it was axed from the travel corridor list last week. Anyone heading to Turkey now has to quarantine for 14 days on their return to the UK. READ MORE: Italy, France, Belgium & Gibraltar – FCDO updates travel advice Source…

Flights: New PCR COVID test plan unveiled – airport testing latest from Grant Shapps | Travel News | Travel

Shapps said that the problem with only testing people at the airport is that the PCR tests only pick up roughly seven percent of asymptomatic cases. “The next stage is to enable testing, which people sometimes wrongly think is a very straightforward thing – ‘Why don’t you just test people at the airport? If you know they’re clear, let people in, job done,’” Shapps said. “The answer is that in someone who is asymptomatic, not displaying any symptoms, that won’t find a very large proportion of cases. “In fact, the…

Google Maps Street View: Embarrassing moment man falls down steps in funny photo | Travel News | Travel

Google Maps Street View catches people while they go about their daily lives as the tech giant’s cars map the world. The tool can provide a very entertaining insight into people’s lives. One man was photographed in the middle of a very embarrassing moment indeed. Meanwhile, his right arm is thrown out to the railing to hold on. Although the photo is merely a stationary snapshot in time, it would seem he is about to lose his balance. Sometimes with Google Maps photos that go viral, one never knows the…

Bonnie Isle leaves you on a SKYE HIGH | Travel News | Travel

Accessible only by boat until early last century, it is the definition of off-the-beaten-track and still requires strong nerves to negotiate its single-track roads. Having booked lunch at the seaside Applecross Inn, I found myself edging up Britain’s highest road ascent: the fabled Bealach na Bà (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle), a steep, narrow, winding route. Throw in a few cyclists (it’s a bucket-list climb, apparently), sheep (even less predictable than the cyclists) and the odd motorhome (what were they thinking?) and I was ready for the fish and…

Portugal: FCO issues update for Madeira and the Azores removing quarantine for Scots | Travel News | Travel

Portugal is a popular holiday spot among Britons across the country. Unfortunately, mainland Portugal has effectively been out of bounds to Britons after it was removed from the UK’s travel corridor list. Today, there has been some good news for travellers returning to Scotland from Madeira and the Azores. If you have proof of a negative coronavirus test, you must upload this 72 hours before departure. On arrival you will have to undergo a health screening and if you have not uploaded a coronavirus test result, you will have to…

Quarantine warning: Poland and Estonia ‘likely’ to get axe from travel corridor list today | Travel News | Travel

Later today, the UK’s travel corridor list will be updated which could see more countries removed or added. Countries not included on the travel corridor list require Britons to self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK. The announcement is usually made on Twitter by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. The new measures are then usually put in place from 4am on Saturday. CEO of travel consultancy, The PC Agency, Paul Charles has been posting daily updates on his Twitter regarding country’s case rates. Today, he predicted which countries…