England’s Covid travel rules spark outrage around the world | Coronavirus

England’s new Covid travel rules and refusal to recognise vaccines administered across huge swaths of the world have sparked outrage and bewilderment across Latin America, Africa and south Asia, with critics denouncing what they called an illogical and discriminatory policy.The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, described England’s new rules, unveiled last Friday, as “a new simplified … Read more

The great Australian holiday gamble: can we Covid-proof our travel plans? | Australia holidays

Travel is on the mind for many Australians at the moment, whether as a form of lockdown escapism, or an actual escape for those who aren’t currently stuck at home.But given how suddenly states can impose travel restrictions, and fluctuating caps on international arrivals, booking an interstate or overseas trip in the next year carries … Read more

Amber list scrapped in shake-up of England’s Covid travel rules | Coronavirus

Rules for English travellers heading overseas have been significantly simplified, with the “amber” list of countries scrapped and the traffic light designation replaced with destinations listed as either “red” or OK for travel.The long-heralded shake-up of the travel regulations, announced by the Department for Transport on Friday, also included a reduction in the number of … Read more

UK scientist warns over relaxation of Covid travel rules | Coronavirus

One of the scientists behind the UK’s testing network for quickly identifying Covid variants of concern has urged the government to continue surveillance of coronavirus cases brought in to the UK from abroad.Alan McNally, a professor in microbial evolutionary genomics who worked on setting up the lighthouse laboratories, made the comments amid reports ministers are … Read more

More destinations added to CDC’s ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

More destinations added to CDC's 'very high' Covid-19 travel risk list

(CNN) — Island destinations from the Caribbean Sea to the Indian Ocean joined a handful of Eastern European countries among the latest places deemed “very high” risk for travel by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mauritius, Albania and Serbia on Monday moved to the “Level 4: Covid-19 … Read more

Covid travel test firms on UK government list refusing to give refunds | Healthcare industry

Companies included on the government’s approved Covid-19 travel test provider list appear to be flouting consumer law by refusing to refund customers for unfulfilled orders, according to dozens of travellers who have contacted the Guardian.Boots is among the firms whose terms and conditions state that orders for tests are non-refundable even if they fail to … Read more

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High

Before you plan an international get-away, make sure that you check the Centers for Disease Control … [+] and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination first. (Photo by Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images If you’re planning on traveling to Réunion for that big reunion or the Isle of Man to … Read more

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

9/11, COVID-19 And The Travel Industry

Betty Ong, flight attendant on Flight 11, the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center … [+] on 9/11. Ong heroiclly reported information on the hijackers until her plane crashed into the World Trade Center. (Photo By LIZ HAFALIA/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images) San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images Saturday, September … Read more

UK watchdog calls for much tougher vetting of Covid PCR test firms | Travel & leisure

The consumer watchdog has called for much tougher government vetting of private companies selling Covid-19 tests to travellers, following revelations about poor service from “rogue” operators that it said had resulted in a lottery for customers.The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the market for PCR tests, in which private businesses apply for inclusion on … Read more

COVID-19: Council adds Uruguay and removes six countries from the list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted

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Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular, Uruguay was added to the list and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, … Read more