England ‘green list’ of approved travel destinations revealed

(CNN) — Travelers from the UK have been given the go ahead to visit Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel from May 17 when months of restrictions making it illegal to travel abroad for a vacation will come to an end.The UK government has finally revealed the 12 countries and territories that will be designated “green” once the current ban on non-essential…

Fury from travel industry at ‘extremely disappointing’ green list

The travel industry has reacted angrily to the sparse green list unveiled by the transport secretary – which contained just a handful of countries and a scattering of British Overseas Territories, most of them inaccessible to UK travellers. Grant Shapps said that no quarantine would be required for arrivals from Ascension Island, Australia,…

What does the travel green list announcement mean for your holiday?

Since the third lockdown began four months ago, international travel for non-essential purposes has been illegal. The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has confirmed the ban on overseas travel will end on Monday 17 May. It will no longer be necessary to complete a Declaration to Travel before departure abroad, and the £5,000 penalty for attempting…

England reveals ‘green list’ of safe travel destinations

Holidaymakers from England will be able to travel to Portugal and Israel from later this month under new guidelines issued by the government. Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland and St Helena are also on the ‘green’ list revealed today by transport secretary, Grant Shapps.Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and the Faroe Islands, as…

U.K. Allows Foreign Travel Between 12 Countries Without Quarantine, From 17 May

Madeira, Portugal–now on the U.K.’s safe list for travel from 17 May onwards gettyThe U.K. government divided the world into three categories–green, amber and red, to which people can travel to and from after 17 May 2021 under a certain set of restrictions. The list of countries was released at a press conference to an expectant market–many…

UK’s Green, Amber and Red lists for travel revealed

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has revealed the much anticipated “green list” for when international leisure travel resumes from England on 17 May.Only 12 nations and territories have qualified for “no quarantine” status for returning travellers: Ascension Island, Australia, Brunei, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Israel, New Zealand,…

New Zealand and Australia on green list despite being closed to ‘almost all arrivals’

Transport secretary Grant Shapps shared the news in today’s coronavirus briefing. According to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) website, the New Zealand border is “currently closed to almost all arrivals”. The site added: “Anyone entering New Zealand (except from a safe zone in Australia) needs to undergo quarantine or…

‘Green list’ may hold ‘up to 24 countries’ after Government hints ‘it …

From May 17 Britons are going to be allowed to jet off on holiday abroad to a select list of countries. Those categorised as green will see returning travellers no longer facing quarantine, though they will be subject to pre-and post-departure tests.Initially, experts predicted as few as eight countries could be included on the list.However, this…

Up to 30 countries could be on travel green list, says expert

Between 20 and 30 destinations are likely to be on the green list when international travel becomes legal on 17 May, according to an industry insider.The government is set to launch a traffic light system for travel whereby countries are graded as red, amber or green depending on their risk level, with restrictions to match.Green countries will have…

LATAM to resume Falkland Island routes Oct. 1, Covid-19 permitting

LATAM to resume Falkland Island routes Oct. 1, Covid-19 permitting Wednesday, April 21st 2021 – 23:53 UTC Full article Further to the announcement made on 1 February, the Falkland Islands Government can confirm that commercial air links with both Chile and Brazil will remain suspended until 1 October 2021.This follows a robust review of the current…

Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes to end on 31 May 2021

Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes to end on 31 May 2021 Wednesday, March 31st 2021 – 13:20 UTC Full article There are just two months remaining before both the Falkland Islands TRIP and BFSAI TRIP schemes end on 31 May 2021. Both Tourism Recovery Incentive Programmes – known locally as ‘TRIP’ schemes – have proved very popular…

Resumption of Sao Paulo and Santiago/Falklands air links taking off next July?

Resumption of Sao Paulo and Santiago/Falklands air links taking off next July? Saturday, March 13th 2021 – 09:55 UTC Full article The Latam Brazil weekly flght from Sao Paulo is scheduled for 5 July with a Boeing 767-300 that has a 221 passenger capacity. Commercial air links between Chile and Brazil and the Falkland Islands are expected to…

Did You Know About This Penguin Paradise near Argentina?

Off the coast of Argentina lies the world’s largest penguin sanctuary. No, it’s not an officially protected national park or reserve, but it’s got one little secret that’s helped the birds thrive for decades—minefields. Partially sharing its climate with Antarctica and Patagonia, the treeless, grassy pastures of the Falkland Islands, a UK-administered

Falkland Islands approves changes to quarantine and visitor policies

Falkland Islands approves changes to quarantine and visitor policies Thursday, February 4th 2021 - 09:01 UTC Full article Quarantine regulations will come into force on 8 February, and they will apply to people arriving into the Falkland Islands from 15 February 2021 onwards. The Falkland Islands Government Executive Council, ExCo, has done a

Falklands Latam’s links to Chile and Brazil suspended until June

Falklands Latam's links to Chile and Brazil suspended until June Tuesday, February 2nd 2021 - 09:11 UTC Full article The decision follows a robust review of the current complexities surrounding the worldwide pandemic, in particular travel restrictions and global border controls The Falkland Islands Government can confirm that commercial air

Holidays: Travel corridor list update – which countries are exempt from quarantine now?

Holidays are currently banned by the UK Government due to the rise in coronavirus cases. The travel corridor list had previously given much hope to British holidaymakers. If a country was on the list then no quarantine was required.Prime Minister Boris Johnson made the announcement last week.This means that anyone entering the UK has to quarantine for

Peat slips in the Falkland Islands and the unimaginable destruction of Stanley

Peat slips in the Falkland Islands and the unimaginable destruction of Stanley Saturday, January 23rd 2021 - 07:38 UTC Full article Painting of the first peat slip, which occurred in 1878, by Emile F Boyer Contemporary photos, each captioned by the photographer. Above left reads: Peat slip - halfway up the hill looking down on town jetty.
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