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Testing regime ‘by December 1’

Transport secretary announces plans to cut quarantine time in half Grant Shapps has said he is "very hopeful" a new testing regime can be in place by December 1 for arrivals into the UK. The…

Intrepid’s science-based sustainability targets

Company becomes first tour operator to make step Intrepid Travel has announced a range of science-based targets to help the company become more sustainable. The tour operator will be replacing transport options with lower carbon…

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Italy off travel corridors list

Britons returning from Italy will now have to self-isolate. Italy has been removed from the travel corridors list in the latest blow to the travel industry. Grant Shapps tweeted: “We are removing Italy, Vatican City…

Tanzer criticises speech by Shapps

Transport secretary makes controversial speech at The Travel Convention. Mark Tanzer has criticised Grant Shapps' Travel Convention address, reminding the transport secretary that "we are still in the middle of this crisis". “It was very…

Greek islands travel corridors

No countries taken off the list this week The government has added five Greek islands to its travel corridor list, meaning arrivals into the UK will no longer have to quarantine. The islands are Lesvos,…

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Global Travel Taskforce announced

“Taskforce needs to focus on decisive and urgent action,” says ABTA. A new Global Travel Taskforce will accelerate progress on a Covid-19 testing programme, the government has claimed. Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, who will…

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Cruise lines commit to testing

Clia announces testing regime as the UK Chamber of Shipping creates a new framework for ships Clia ocean cruise line members worldwide have agreed to conduct 100 per cent testing of guests and crew on all…

Turkey off travel corridors list

Britons returning from holiday favourite must now quarantine. Turkey and Poland are among the countries to have been removed from the travel corridors list this week. The transport secretary Grant Shapps, who is set to…