One in five people visiting UK will be monitored with random phone calls

A new quarantine monitoring service is being set up to keep tabs on visitors to the UK (Picture: PA, AFP) The government will keep tabs on the whereabouts of thousands of people arriving into the UK by calling them throughout the day, officials have confirmed. Home Secretary Priti Patel announced last week that travellers arriving in the country will have to self-isolate for 14 days from June 8. She said ‘spot checks’ would be carried to ensure compliance, with a new service set up by Public Health England (PHE) to…

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Video shows how coronavirus can easily spread on a plane

A simulation has shown how far Covid-19 droplets can spread when someone isn’t wearing a mask (Picture: Ansys) A video has shown how far coronavirus droplets could spread through a plane’s cabin in seconds if a person is not wearing a face mask. The travel industry has been hard-hit during the pandemic, as fleets of planes have been grounded while countries across the world closed their borders. But officials are now moving towards easing travel restrictions and getting the industry up and running again. Many airlines have been looking at…

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Who are the worst airlines for not giving refunds?

A total of 84% of Ryanair customers have not received a refund, a poll found (Picture: Getty) Ryanair is the worst airline for refunding money to passengers over cancelled holidays with four out of five still waiting for their cash, a survey has suggested. Around 84 per cent of Ryanair customers who requested a refund for axed trips amid the Covid-19 pandemic have not had their money back. Only five per cent of travellers received a refund within the seven-day legal time limit for EU carriers, , a poll by…

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When can Brits go on holiday to Spain, France, Portugal, Greece and Turkey?

Lloret beach empty of swimmers on Easter Sunday amid lockdown (Picture: by Miquel Benitez/Getty Images) With lockdown measures being relaxed all over the world and summer approaching, it’s little wonder that many in the UK are wondering when they’ll next be able to take a holiday. Many other nations are beginning to loosen their formerly stringent lockdown measures and conversations are being had globally about how to get the travel industry moving again. With that in mind, here’s the latest on when Brits might be able to travel to popular…

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Has Shearings collapsed and can customers get a refund on booked trips?

Coach travel has always been a popular custom in the UK (Picture: Getty) With ‘normal’ still a long way off, coronavirus continues to impact businesses across the world – with the travel industry particularly affected. British Airways announced last month that they were set to make 12,000 redundancies and more recently revealed that staff face a future 55% pay cut. TUI is also set to cut 8000 jobs and calling the pandemic the ‘greatest crisis’ the industry has faced. With global brands struggling, local UK travel groups are also facing…

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Can I travel to Greece this summer and which other countries are restarting travel?

Passengers wearing PPE walk through the arrivals hall after landing at Terminal Two of London Heathrow Airport (Picture: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images) Some countries are setting dates for when they will reopen their borders to tourists. The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing nationwide lockdowns in countries all over the world resulted in borders being shut across the globe. But now, as restrictions begin to slacken all over the world, some nations are setting deadlines for when they’d like to see their tourism industries get going again. Which countries are restarting…

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When will international flights open from the UK?

Countries across Europe are announcing plans to ease border restrictions (Credits: Getty Images) For the past few months, the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt on travel around the world. But now we are slowly starting to see things change. Countries across Europe are announcing plans to ease lockdown measures and border restrictions, to prepare for the return of both domestic and international tourists. However, while it seems promising for Europe, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) still has an order in place for people to avoid all non-essential…

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UK staycations could return as early as July under plans to revive tourism industry

As countries impose 14-day quarantine rules for foreigners, many Brits are thinking about holidays at home this year (Picture: Getty Images/REX) Holidays within the UK could be back on the cards from the beginning July as the country lifts its coronavirus lockdown. Speaking at today’s Downing Street press conference, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said he would ‘love to get the tourism sector up as quickly as we possibly can.’ British campsites have already been experiencing a surge in bookings after health officials suggested they could be lower-risk than hotels. Currently…

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Tourists told ‘go home this is not a holiday’ in signs at beauty spots

Residents living at popular tourist destinations are asking people to stay away (Picture: North Pix/Alamy) People have been urged to stay away from tourist sites and beauty spots after the government relaxed rules on driving to open areas – but angry residents say some are ignoring the warnings. Locals living across the UK are taking things into their own hands by putting up signs telling tourists to ‘go home’ and even installing fake road blocks to ensure people don’t flock to nature reserves during their new unlimited time outdoors as…

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When could caravan parks reopen and can I holiday in the UK this summer?

Caravan parks are popular holiday destinations (Picture: Peter Titmus/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) With holidays abroad looking increasingly unlikely, it’s little wonder that many people in the UK are wondering whether they’ll be able to take some form of summer trip without leaving the country. Despite there being some easing of the lockdown measures in place, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said when asked whether ‘summer was cancelled’ on This Morning: ‘I think that’s likely to be the case.’ He added: ‘We haven’t made a final decision on that…

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