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Consumers ‘In Favour’ Of Flights Just For Vaccinated Passengers

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Most Brits (61%) are in favour of flights which only accept passengers who have been vaccinated, according to a new survey. The poll also found 74% of respondents felt it would be reasonable to be expected to wear a facemask on a plane, even after having had the vaccine. And 79% also say they are …

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WE’RE ALL GOING ON A SUMMER HOLIDAY – OR ARE WE?

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Quote: 'You can book a summer holiday now with confidence by booking a package holiday through an Abta member' Quote: 'It’s too early....

Spain Contemplates Bilateral Deals If EU Can´t Agree On Vaccine Certificates

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Spain will consider a “green corridor” for vaccinated British tourists if there is no EU agreement on vaccination passports, the country’s tourism minister has said, as the European commission prepared to table a proposal for leaders this month. Fernando Valdés said his government would seek to find agreement on a common system among the 27 member states …

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OVERSEAS TRIPS COULD RESUME IN MAY IF CIRCUMSTANCES ALLOW

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Quote: 'Prospect of return of overseas flights will have given many people real hope for the summer ahead' By Andrew Atkinson There will be no...

TUI Boss In ‘No Doubt’ About Merits Of Vaccine Passports

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TUI is ‘preparing intensively’ for holidays to resume, with the European giant in talks with the key destinations of Greece, Spain and Cyprus. Chief Executive Fritz Joussen predicted customers will be able to travel this summer, and declared there was ‘no doubt’ a vaccination passport would ‘restore freedom to travel’. “Travelling in Europe will be …

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The Costa Blanca reopens to the British market.

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For the last 12 months, Benidorm, Britain’s mecca in the sunshine, has been totally devoid of travellers from the UK. Now, the British government...

Surge in holiday bookings following road map to end lockdown

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Airlines and travel firms are experiencing a surge in demand following Boris Johnson’s road map for how coronavirus restrictions will be eased. The Prime Minister said on Monday that a Government taskforce will produce a report by April 12 recommending how international trips can resume for people in England. Foreign holidays could be permitted from …

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UK PM to make important announcement concerning holidays

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ON A WING AND A PRAYER UK PM Boris Johnson to make important announcement concerning holidays By Andrew Atkinson UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is...

Don’t book flights until travel picture becomes clear, Which? warns

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Consumer watchdog Which? has warned travellers not to book flights until clarity emerges over international travel after revealing more than two million passengers lost money during Covid. The warning came amid research which found people were left out of pocket after missing flights that continued to operate during the pandemic. The watchdog said local Covid …

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Nicola Sturgeon says overseas holidays are unlikely this summer

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Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scots are unlikely to be able to travel abroad this summer. She says they might not even be able to take domestic holidays this Easter. While school children will return to the classroom this month, there will be no wider relaxing of lockdown rules she says. In an update …

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Travel from the UK to Spain Update

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Spain has announced that the current travel restrictions on passenger travel by air and sea from the UK will be extended until 6pm (GMT+1) on 2 March 2021 (5pm / GMT in the Canary Islands), with the exception of Spanish nationals and those legally resident in Spain. International transit through Spanish airports by passengers on …

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Grant Shapps deals MASSIVE double blow to travel

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Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged radio listeners this morning not to book summer holidays, adding that they were ‘illegal’. Speaking on BBC Radio 4, he said: “Please don’t go ahead and book a holiday for something which at this stage is illegal.” Some listeners might have been confused by what he said and misled into …

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Easter holidays ‘written-off’ by Ximo Puig, President of the Generalitat

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Quote: 'National trips cannot recommence at Easter' - Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto By Andrew Atkinson Easter holidays have been 'written-off' due...

Jet2 boost for Alicante-Elche airport

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By Andrew Atkinson Following the announcement that Spain's tourism industry lost 20m tourists last year, due to the coronavirus outbreak, a good news boost has...

Pre-departure Covid tests to be mandatory in England from Friday

Mandatory Covid testing will be introduced for everyone arriving in England from 4am on Friday, the Government has confirmed today. All visitors and all residents travelling back to England will need proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than three days before departure. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the test must be …

Ryanair and British Airways continue to refuse refunds for customers who...

National lockdowns in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make it illegal for anybody to undertake non-essential travel. Yet, British Airways and Ryanair continue to refuse to offer refunds for passengers who would have to break the law to take their flight. When asked the UK’s five biggest airlines if passengers in England, Scotland, Wales …

Arrivals to England – including Brits – will need to show...

Passengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up …

Ryanair warns it may axe all UK flights from the end...

Ryanair may cut all flights from the UK and Ireland from the end of January as it blasted governments in both countries for their ‘draconian’ approach to Covid. The drastic warning came as the budget carrier said the new lockdowns will see January traffic fall to under 1.25 million passengers, and plummet further to 500,000 …

Travel to the Costa Blanca: Football Grounds to Visit During Your...

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Few countries share Spain’s level of footballing heritage. Internationally, Spain is the only team to have won three consecutive titles, twice winning the FIFA...

Lack of a coronavirus testing strategy in Scotland

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Quote: 'Airports and airlines in England making plans to safely restart international travel and get aviation industry moving again. We are at risk...

What Changes When Living Abroad?

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When you decide to live in a new country - be it a couple of years or a permanent move - your life changes....

The Valencian Community could announce more restrictions next week

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The Consell will ask the Government that it continues to guarantee border closures and reduced mobility between regions this Christmas In the coming days, new...

Huge cost of COVID-19 PCR leads to fake documentation

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Quote: 'You feel like a criminal. I saw a man who had been taken off somewhere - they were not happy with his...

Valencian Border Closure extended to mid-January

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Ximo Puig, announced on Saturday that the Valencian Community will maintain an overnight curfew and the closure of its borders until 15 January, although...

Thousands of Murcians breach the municipal and regional borders

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A study being carried out by the National Institute of Statistics to analyse mobility in the context of the pandemic, has revealed that thousands...

TIME AWAY BUT STAYING CLOSE TO HOME

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Orihuela Costa is like living in a bubble as Covid doesn’t seemed to have hit us as hard as it has other places. I...

Useful Information before visiting Australia. The Law and Criminal Records in...

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Thinking of visiting or living in Australia? We’ve written a useful piece to help our readers understand the law and criminal records in Australia....

Ryanair passengers fall for September – down 64% compared to 2019

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By Andrew Atkinson Ryanair has seen its passenger numbers fall for September. The commercial airline’s passengers were down 64% compared to the same time in...

Heathrow Covid Tests underway

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Passengers flying from Heathrow to Hong Kong and Italy first to have option of rapid Covid test prior to checking in - costing...

TUI plans to maintain flights to Canary Islands

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Quote: 'Thousands of companies and freelancers are heading for closure. Thousands of Canarians are doomed to suffer more poverty and precariousness - that...