What is the ‘green watchlist’ and which countries could be on it?

The government has announced that summer holidays abroad can go ahead from England from May.Published today, its second Global Travel Taskforce report outlines how “international travel could resume from 17 May 2021 at the earliest”.The new proposals will use a traffic light system to classify each country or region as red, amber or green. This…

London City Airport welcomes new Jersey and Gibraltar flights

British Airways has announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport.Operating initially over the summer period, the routes will launch on June 25th.Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar – on Mondays and Fridays – offering important air links for business travellers, holiday makers and those…

Summer holidays given the go-ahead from 17 May, says transport secretary

Summer holidays from 17 May have been given the official go-ahead.All non-essential international travel has been banned since 4 January. It was given a tentative restart date of 17 May at the earliest, subject to recommendations from the Global Travel Taskforce.Today, transport secretary Grant Shapps confirmed that international travel for leisure…

Simon Calder: ‘Complicated’ Brexit passport rules for Europe travel – ‘for g …

Travel after Brexit is about to get much more complicated once European holidays are back on the cards for Britains. This summer Europe is expected to open up for UK holidaymakers once more.Today Simon Calder warned all those planning to travel to check their passports and, most importantly, when those passports expired.Speaking to presenters Eamonn…

Gibraltar set to be only European country for holidays as it vaccinates entire population

Gibraltar has become the First Nation in the world to vaccinate its entire population for coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said last month. Speaking in the House of Commons, he said he was “delighted to be able to tell the house that yesterday Gibraltar became the first nation in the world to complete its entire adult vaccination programme”.Almost…

Gibraltar has vaccinated most of its adults. This is what it’s like now

(CNN) — People clinking wine glasses in bars and restaurants. Fans watching live soccer and boxing matches. As summer approaches, life has almost returned to normal in one tiny territory in southern Europe — and there’s a very good reason why. Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory that borders Spain at the point where North Africa and Europe…

Inside Vejer de la Frontera – one of Spain’s most beautiful villages (officially)

Every April (and let’s hope it happens this year), people from the mayor’s office in the southern Spanish hill town of Vejer de la Frontera tramp its streets in search of residents who have let the facades of their homes get a bit, well, grubby. Those inhabitants whose walls fail to come up to snuff get a knock on the door and a polite request to

New flights to Gibraltar announced from May, despite holiday ban

Even though there is currently an indefinite ban on all holidays from the UK, a regional airline has announced two new routes from the UK to Gibraltar for the summer of 2021 – from Birmingham and Southampton.Eastern Airways' Southampton service, beginning on 24 May, is the first from the Hampshire city to Gibraltar. Seats on the first flight are available

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

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

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

How Brexit will change travel

Are UK citizens now locked out of Europe? Will EU citizens be able to travel to the UK with identity cards? And what about health care — and travel with pets? Brexit has many ramifications for travel, whether you’re…

32 Best Places To Visit In January In The World (2021)

Wondering where to go in January? You would definitely want your new year to begin on a high note. There’s no better way to beat the winter chills than by visiting beautiful destinations with a tropical climate, mind blowing…

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