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Spain announce opening borders to all international visitors as early as...

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By Andrew Atkinson Spain has announced it will open its borders to all international visitors as early as June. Fernando Valdés, Spain’s tourism minister, said the...

The Costa Blanca jewel of Javea

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By Linda Bentley Less than 2 hours north (90 minutes on the motorway and 30 minutes going through small villages on scenic roads) you arrive...

Covid19 Travel: Do you need to apply for ESTA from the...

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The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has turned the global travel industry upside down. Not just the travel industry but the pandemic situation has...

Germany Here we Come

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One of the beauties of living on the continent of Europe, if you want to go travelling then there is no need to book...

HAPPY DAYS TO RETURN – WITHOUT FEAR

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Quote: 'We are missing our customers so much and can't wait to get back on the road with you' - David's Coach trips By...

Digital Vaccine Certificates available by June

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According to the Reuters News Agency, the foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Wednesday that Spain expects to introduce digital vaccine certificates to...

Dozens of people sent back to UK from Alicante for not...

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By Andrew Atkinson Dozens of people who flew into Alicante-Elche airport from Manchester Airport on Monday, 29 Marchto fly have been sent back home, allegedly...

Police impose almost 300 fines on unauthorised travellers into Community

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The Alicante airport and Train Station have become two important means of entry for people who are attempting to circumvent the border closure in...

Radio advertising campaign by Consell broadcast in Madrid

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Madrilenians told not to travel to Costa Blanca at Easter By Andrew Atkinson A radio advertising campaign by the Consell is being broadcast in Madrid...

Spain To Lift Entry Ban From UK On March 30th

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Spain will on March 30th lift restrictions on arrivals from Britain that have been in place since December to prevent the spread of new coronavirus strains, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said today, Tuesday. Passengers traveling to Spain from the UK will have to show a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before travel. Restrictions …

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Spain hopes number of foreign tourists return to half pre-pandemic levels

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By Andrew Atkinson Spain hopes the number of foreign tourists visiting the country can return this year to half pre-pandemic levels, Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto...

American Airlines Restarting Multiple Transatlantic Routes Including Madrid And Barcelona

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In encouraging news for international travel, American Airlines is increasing its Summer schedule by restarting ten routes to the US from airports in the UK and Europe. These include flights from major travel hubs including Barcelona El Prat, Dublin, Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Madrid Barajas, Milan Malpensa, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rome Fiumicino. As part …

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Vaccinated Brits could spend £10b – if Spain introduces Vaccine Passport...

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By Andrew Atkinson Vaccinated Britons could spend over £10billion if Spain introduces a Vaccine Passport Scheme for the 2021 summer. Travel remains banned to and from...

Ryanair Adds New Greece Routes

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With UK travellers welcome in Greece from mid-May, demand for summer holidays has spiked. Ryanair hopes to meet that demand, and announced three new Greece routes set to begin on 1 July, as well as extra frequencies on other sunshine routes to Greece. The budget airline is launching flights from Stansted Airport to Santorini, Zakynthos …

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France Eases Travel Restrictions From The UK And Six Other Countries

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France is easing restrictions on travel to and from seven non-EU countries, including the UK. France placed restrictions on non-essential travel outside the EU at the end of January due to the emergence of Covid-19 variants. Now travel is allowed to and from Australia, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, New Zealand, as well as the …

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Heathrow Airport Boss Bemoans ‘Unacceptable’ Hours-Long Border Queues

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Heathrow Airport CEO Emma Gilthorpe told MPs the wait for processing at border points is at an ‘unacceptable level’ with waits of up to six hours. Gilthorpe told the Home Affairs Select Committee ‘the level of complexity of the processes’ is causing huge bottlenecks. Due to specific protocols, all of Heathrow’s self-service e-gates at passport …

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Ministers Urged To Stick To May 17 Deadline For Restarting International...

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Ministers are being urged to maintain the May 17 deadline for the resumption of international travel as laid out in the government’s Covid-19 roadmap. A delay to the restart date will see airlines and airports continue to suffer, the government has been warned. MPs on the Commons transport committee said that the initial target date …

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Ryanair Rolls Out Covid-19 Travel Wallet

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Ryanair has officially launched its Covid-19 Travel Wallet, where customers can upload details of Covid documents such as negative PCR tests, vaccination certificates. The budget carrier, which has already said it would roll out such a system, said the wallet is only available in the Ryanair app. The UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce is discussing whether …

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4 Things You Have To Do When You’re In North Wales

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North Wales is home to some of the most gorgeously rugged scenery in the UK, and it’s well worth a visit. You might not...

The worst year for tourism in the Region

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Crisis. The engine room of the Valencian economy lost more than 11,000 million in 2020. It already considers that Holy Week is ruined,...

Ryanair Returns To Belfast City Airport After 11 Years

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Low-cost airline Ryanair will return to Belfast City Airport this summer after an absence of 11 years. It has launched eight routes for summer 2021 connecting Belfast to popular summer destinations in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Travellers can book flights to Malaga, Mallorca, Faro, Alicante, Barcelona, Ibiza, Milan, Bergamo and Valencia. The airline said: “The …

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WHY AMERICAN FAMILIES CHOOSE PRIVATE JETS

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Getting away for a family vacation is a tradition for many: almost 100 million Americans travel during holidays every year. Family vacations bring the...

Andalucía Introduces Covid-19 Insurance For Tourists

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Andalucía is to offer Covid-19 travel insurance to international visitors staying in regulated accommodation this year. The region, one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations among Brits, has introduced its International Travel Insurance for non-resident travellers, which will be in place until December 31, 2021. Cover includes medical, surgical and hospital expenses related to Covid, …

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British Airways Offers Covid-19 Tests For Just £33

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British Airways is offering discounted test kits from government-approved Covid-19 testing provider Qured, at an ‘exclusive’ price of £33. Qured will deliver rapid antigen tests to travellers, who can take the kits with them to be used anywhere in the world. Following a video consultation with a health advisor, results are available in 20 minutes. The health …

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Spain Considers Offering Restriction-Free Entry for Vaccinated Brits

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Spain’s government has unfolded its plans to create a “green corridor” for all citizens of the United Kingdom who have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus if the European Union fails to reach an agreement on vaccination documents. Spain’s Tourism Minister Fernando Valdés has confirmed that the country is seeking to reach a mutual agreement with …

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Travel To Resume Only ‘As Soon As Possible After May 17’

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The government insists it is “leading” the way on the restart of travel in Europe and dismissed a suggestion that its Global Travel Taskforce is “a talking shop”. But aviation minister Robert Courts confirmed travel will only resume “as soon as possible after” May 17. Courts told MPs: “I can’t give you a blow by …

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TUI Cancels All Holidays From UK

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Travel and tourism firm TUI has announced it is cancelling all holidays from the UK until mid-May amid ongoing coronavirus restriction across the country. The news comes as leaders of the devolved nations begin plans to lead the UK out of lockdown. Under current plans, 17 May is being targeted as the earliest possible date for foreign travel …

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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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