testing for coronavirus at airports

‘Testing needed at UK airports’

“The UK needs a passenger testing regime and fast,” says John Holland-Kaye. The chief executive of Heathrow has renewed calls for passenger testing at airports instead of the current 14-day quarantine policy for high-risk countries.…

Balearic and Canary Islands

FCO changes advice for Spanish islands

Move follows reports of air bridge discussions between the UK and the tourist hotspots. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its advice against all non-essential travel to Spain to include the Balearic and…

Spain quarantine

Industry reacts to Spain quarantine

Industry criticises decision as Labour calls for ‘smarter measures’ New quarantine rules for Spain will have a “devastating” impact on the travel industry, operators and airlines have warned. Under rules introduced at short notice over…

Travel corridors

Slovenia added to safe list

Five more countries added to UK's safe list The government has added Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines to the travel corridors list. Passengers travelling from these five countries no longer…

Quarantine rules introduced for Spain

Foreign secretary defends ‘swift decision’ Travellers coming back from Spain will now have to quarantine for 14 days after the Department for Transport removed it from its travel corridors list. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office…

Travel Agent of the Year 2020

Nominate your Travel Agent of the Year

The Malta tourist board is asking for recommendations on who should receive the title of Travel Agent of the Year 2020. In celebration of the UK’s first National Travel Agent Day, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has…

Midcounties launches ‘travel promise’

New promise includes refunds within 10 days Co-op Holidays, Midcounties Co-operative’s tour operator brand, has launched the ‘Co-op Holidays Promise’ - a new initiative to bring peace of mind to travellers. It has been launched…

Government protects refund credit notes

ABTA welcomes the move to back credit notes The government has confirmed that Atol-protected holidaymakers will have their credit notes protected if a holiday is cancelled because of Covid-19. The move, which is designed to…