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Spain becomes latest country to bring in extra curbs on Britons

Countries across 欧洲 are tightening travel restrictions on British travellers.

Spain has confirmed that it will require British visitors to either be fully vaccinated or present a negative Covid test for entry from 2 七月, following a month of no restrictions.

Malta tightened its rules to say it would only admit vaccinated British travellers aged 12 and over, which effectively ends any hope of a family holiday; while Portugal demands quarantine from those who haven’t been fully jabbed.

同时, hopes are fading for US-UK travel to restart before the end of the summer. 据报道, travel between the two nations is unlikely to resume anytime soon, despite intense pressure from airlines and lobby groups.

Travel between the US and the UK, usually a thriving market, has been largely frozen since March 2020.

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Spain reimposes PCR test requirement for unvaccinated Britons

英式 tourists travelling to Spain will now need to present negative PCR test or proof of 接种疫苗 to visit.

The change is expected to come into effect on Friday 2 July after being signed into law today.

The move is in response to concerns over the Delta variant.

Read more details here:

independent.co.uk/independent/travel/news-and-advice/spain-pcr-balearics-mallorca-ibiza-uk-b1873868.html

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 08:59
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Which Covid test do I need for travel?

If you’re planning a summer holiday this year, you’ll need to think about Covid testingwhether for the outbound journey, or when you return to the UK.

Alongside the testing involved in travelling to a “green” or a”amber” country, each individual country has its own stipulations for arrivals. There are myriad hoops travellers must jump through, including pre-departure and post-arrival coronavirus tests taken within a certain timeframe.

The number and type of tests travellers need to get – both before and after travel – depends on the country they’re visiting. Each destination has its own requirements for entry, while the restrictions for those returning to the UK will vary depending on whether the country they’re arriving from is red, amber or green.

Helen Coffey has the full download on travel testing here:

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 09:19
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Simon Calder is doing an exclusive Zoom tomorrow nighthere’s how to sign up

Travel has rarely been so complicatedor more desperately hankered after this summer.

As we edge closer to the summer peak and continue on the roadmap out of domestic 封锁, the myriad issues around travelling abroad remain. 这 政府’s infamous traffic light system for travel has been a hot topic for many weeks, and certainly long before the green list was announced on 14 可能.

现在, several weeks on, confusion and frustration still surround the world of travel, with many unclear of the rules as the government continues to tread cautiously around the countries Brits can travel to without the imposition of onerous restrictions upon their return.

To help you understand the ongoing chaos a little better, our award-winning travel team is gathering together to put on an exclusive virtual event in which the latest advice will be discussed and as many of your travel questions as possible will be answered.

Our experts – travel editor Cathy Adams and travel correspondent Simon Calder – will be on hand for an hour to break down everything from the rules around travel to specific countries to the latest advice and tips on booking a UK holiday for your summer break.

More details on how to sign up here:

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 09:53
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Irish Ferries begins Dover-Calais route

Irish Ferries has started sailing from Dover to Calais, with the first departure from the Kent port of theIsle of Inishmore.

Even though France remains on the British government’s “amber list” and has increasing concern about coronavirus cases in the UK, a new entrant has set sail on the key cross-Channel link.Irish Ferries will operate up to 10 daily crossings in competition with P&O Ferries and DFDS.

Andrew Sheen, managing director at Irish Ferries, 说: “Our newly-launched route between Dover and Calais brings even more choice for freight customers who can now experience our outstanding service while travelling between the UK and France.“

We’re delighted to bring a little bit of Ireland to this route, and after months of travel limitations, we know that people are very eager to see family and friends, re-ignite business relations, and escape their everyday and take a much-needed holiday.

“We are in the business of connectivity and want to enable those special memories to be created once travel is permitted again.”

Fares start at £69 for a car and up to nine passengers.

Simon Calder29 六月 2021 09:54
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Saga reports boost in searches and bookings

Saga Holidays, which specialises in holidays for travellers over 50, has said it has seen a “huge spike” in the number of searches and bookings.

As countries start to insist on arrivals being fully vaccinated, younger travellers who haven’t yet had their full course will need to wait a few more months.

Portugal and Malta are two holiday destinations that now insist on Britons being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to visit.

Saga said it has seen a “surge” in searches for holidays to Spain, up 205 百分; while breaks to Portugal have seen a 421 per cent increase. Madeira has seen an uplift of 344 per cent and the Balearics’ searches are up by 365 百分.

Chris Simmonds, CEO of Saga Holidays, 说: “Our customers are so looking forward to going on holiday again. They were early in the queue for both vaccines and are looking for some warmth, a change of scenery and new experiences.”

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 10:12
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Labour renews calls for all ‘amber’ countries to be red-listed

劳动 has renewed its call for tougher border controls.

The opposition is urging the government to scrap the “琥珀色名单” and move the countries currently on the medium-risk register to the “红名单” – requiring arrivals from France, 意大利, the US at around 150 countries to go into hotel quarantine.

It will use an urgent question in the House of Commons to demand the government scraps the amber list, introduces an “international vaccine passport” and publishes the available data on the decision-making behind the “traffic light” system.

As a reminder, there are currently 56 countries on the red list, and all arrivals must go into mandatory hotel quarantine for 11 夜晚.

Here’s the full story here:

Simon Calder29 六月 2021 10:28
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Hong Kong blocks UK flights from 1 七月

香港 will reintroduce its ban on passenger flights from 英国 从 1 July as it becomes the latest territory to impose restrictions on British travellers.

Flights from the UK to the territory were previously barred from December 2020 to May.

The move is to curb the spread of the Delta 变体, 这 政府 说.

The UK is now classed as “extremely high risk”. Passengers who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours would be banned from boarding flights to the city, it said.

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 11:17
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Ooh, we’re going to Ibizasort of

西班牙 has confirmed that tighter entry restrictions for Britons will come into force from Friday.

上个月, 西班牙 axed all extra requirements for British visitors as it sought to recharge its battered tourism industry.

然而, following an increase in Delta variant cases in the UK, Spain has tightened its rules again.

From midnight on 2 七月, British travellers must either show proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid test.

Read the full story here:

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 11:22
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US-UK travel unlikely before September

The long-awaited travel corridor between the 我们英国 is unlikely to open before the end of the summer, according to reports.

In June, coinciding with the G7 in Cornwall, a new transatlantic 旅行 taskforce was set up to explore ways to reopen UK-US travel.

Travel between the two nations has been frozen since March 2020, thanks to a series of presidential proclamations, while the US is on the UK’s amber list of countries, requiring a 10-day quarantine when returning to the UK and two post-arrival PCR tests.

Now talks have stalled, with officials involved saying it was unlikely a conclusion would be reached by the end of next month, 根据 Financial Times.

Read the full story here:

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 12:02
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European vaccination travel guide

Many countries across Europe have tightened restrictions for Britons and now insist on a full course of vaccination against Covid-19.

The general rule is that at least 14 days should have elapsed from the date of your last jab, and you should take proof in the form of your NHS app.

The Independent’s Helen Coffey has the rundown on which countries will welcome fully-jabbed Britons here:

Cathy Adams29 六月 2021 12:30

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