Flights: Head lice warning for passengers travelling on planes | Travel News | Travel

Flights could be spreading head lice through the seat cushions, according to experts. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has found an increase in head lice cases in the last five years, with 45 per cent of parents admitting they had caught them. Passengers travelling by plane could find their heads full of unwanted visitors by the time they land. Dr Sharon Wong, Consultant Dermatologist with the British Skin Foundation explained that while they don’t “fly or jump”, they can live for up to 48 hours on a human. This…

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Tourist warning: Strict medication laws in holiday destinations could see visitors jailed | Travel News | Travel

Tourists travelling abroad who need medication may be breaking the law, even if it is prescribed. Common medicine that can be bought over the counter, even flu medication or cold tablets could fall foul of the rules. A number of tourists travelling to popular holiday destinations such as Dubai and Egypt have found themselves in trouble with government authorities due to a lack of awareness of the laws. Kate Taylor, a pharmacist at LloydsPharmacy, spoke to Express.co.uk about certain countries that could confuse travellers. Checking the ingredients is something that…

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SHOCK WARNING: ‘No doubt fares will rise’ Ryanair’s O’Leary warns holidaymakers | Travel News | Travel

The cost of air flights will rise, warned Ryanair’s CEO, Michael O’Leary, as Ryanair released its annual results for 2018 with revenue up eight per cent. Mr O’Leary told Bloomberg: “Currently oil prices are up to close to $80 a barrel. “Now I think that’s going to lead to a major shake out in the industry as early as this winter. “Some of those loss-making airlines couldn’t make money when oil was at $40 a barrel, they certainly can’t survive this winter oil at $80 a barrel. “So it is…

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