The UK government has said that foreign holidays will be on the cards for Brits this summer, although it's yet to reveal where (and when) we can go. What we do know is that travel could restart from May 17 at the earliest under a traffic light system, with countries put on green, amber or red lists determining quarantine and testing rules when you're back in the UK. The green list is the most appealing because it doesn't require you to self-isolate when you're home, although we won't know which destinations feature until 'early May'. Travel firms such as TUI, easyJet, British Airways and Jet2 are gearing up for the summer restart, although they have varying plans in terms of destinations and start dates. We take a look at their latest holiday updates below... TUI TUI is looking to restart holidays from May 17 at the earliest, and has confirmed it will not offer any flights or packages to destinations that are on the red list. For green and amber destinations, there … [Read more...] about Latest travel updates from TUI, Jet2, easyJet and Ryanair ahead of summer holidays
BRITS hoping for a foreign holiday this summer have been warned to hold off until the government reveals more details about its plans to open up travel abroad. A travel agent has advised against booking any trips, despite various EU countries announcing their plans to open to Brits in the next six weeks. Currently, a number of good deals can be had on last minute breaks, with trips to Spain, Greece and Portugal available for a fraction of the typical price at this time of year. But Lee Hunt, managing director of Deven Travel, told the Telegraph that he is advising interested customers not to book. He said: “There is still so much uncertainty. We are actively putting customers off booking for this summer until the list of green countries is announced along with the associated rules. We then hope to see an influx of bookings.” The advice is at odds with the government’s own message, with Transport Secretary Grant Shapps telling the public that they could start booking … [Read more...] about Don’t book foreign holidays now, Brits warned in shocking message from travel agent
JET2 has cancelled all flights and holidays up to June 23 because of the government’s "lack of clarity" over when Brits will be able to travel again. The move will plunge thousands of Brits' holiday plans into chaos - just hours after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said people could 'start to think' about booking foreign trips. A furious Steve Heapy, CEO of the travel giant , hit out, telling Sun Online Travel: “We still don’t know when we can start to fly, where we can fly to and the availability and cost of testing." “The government has said it will release details of which countries will be classified as green, amber or red in a few weeks time but that’s just not good enough. “We can’t run an airline like that. Pilots need to undergo training, aircraft need to be serviced and we need to recruit seasonal staff. “It’s simply not sustainable for us a business to start planning for a total return to travel without knowing when a country will open up or even where we … [Read more...] about Jet2 cancels ALL flights & holidays until June 23 as boss blasts government – plunging Brits’ travel plans into chaos
WHILE the heatwave is yet to make an appearance in the UK, Brits can still make the most of a long bank holiday weekend tomorrow. Here is everything you need to know about going on holiday during the first May bank holiday weekend. Can I go on holiday in the UK this bank holiday? Yes - staycations can go ahead in the UK, including in Wales and Scotland. However, in England, this only includes self-catered properties, as hotels are not yet open. This means families can stay at caravans, campsites and holiday parks which self-contained properties. It also must only be with one-household - group holidays cannot go ahead until May 17. In Wales, hotels and B&Bs can open if they have en-suites and offer room service. In Scotland, holidays could go ahead from April 26 which includes hotels, but is still only for single-households. From May 17, this will lift to allow group holidays. Can I go on day trips? Yes - day trips can go ahead, as long as they are … [Read more...] about Bank holiday travel rules explained: Can I go on holiday in the UK this weekend?
PETALING JAYA: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will unveil the specifics of the IATA Travel Pass as it seeks to revive the badly battered civil aviation sector. “For governments to reopen international borders and restart aviation, they need to be confident that they are mitigating the risk of importing Covid-19 and have confidence in a passenger’s verified Covid-19 status, be it testing or vaccination, ” said IATA as a prelude to its global press briefing that takes place at noon today. The briefing is expected to be chaired by Conrad Clifford, IATA’s regional vice-president for Asia Pacific, and Vinoop Goel, regional director for airports and external relations. IATA’s Travel Pass is supposed to offer travellers a seamless option to securely manage clearances required for their international travel. It would do this via a globally accepted standard that aims to move away from paper processes to a digital platform, and will include government requirements … [Read more...] about Aviation aims for the sky with IATA Travel Pass