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Malfunctioning NHS app for Covid vaccine status causes travel delays

Problems accessing Covid pass cause travellers to be turned away from flight and ferryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTravellers have been blocked from boarding flights and ferries for trips abroad after a four-hour outage of England’s NHS app left people unable to access a Covid pass to prove their vaccine status.Hundreds tried to download information that many countries require before departure – including a QR code and details about the jabs they have had – but we...
Tags: Travel, England, UK News, NHS, Coronavirus

EU says it will recognise NHS Covid pass ‘soon’

Constant Covid testing when travelling from the UK to countries such as the Netherlands should soon be a thing of the pastTrips to Europe over October half-term could become easier for British travellers after Brussels said a technical tie-up with the EU ensuring the NHS Covid pass is recognised across over 40 countries would be “going live soon”.In some European countries, such as the Netherlands, tourists from the UK have faced constant Covid tests as the NHS app proving full vaccination statu...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, NHS, Netherlands, European Commission, Brussels, Europe Holidays, Netherlands Holidays, NHS COVID

UK holidaymakers can skip Covid test for PortugalUK holidaymakers can skip Covid test for Portugal

NHS Covid vaccination certificate now recognised
Tags: Travel, UK, NHS, Portugal

How to save money on travel

This piece on how to save money on travel is by The Treasurer from Team Monevator. Check back every Monday for more fresh perspectives on personal finance and investing from the Team. S ince joining the corporate world, I’ve spent less than I’ve earned. It comes naturally to me, as does a desire to save 30-50% of my net income each month. Even when I do spend money, I aim to get as much value as I can. I avoid impulse spending. I don’t buy the latest gadgets or the most expensive phone....
Tags: Travel, Google, Usa, UK, London, Marketing, Eu, NHS, Spending, Tripadvisor, Iceland, Halifax, Gatwick Airport, Luton, Reykjavik, Barclaycard

NHS Covid pass still not recognised in some EU countries

British tourists facing difficulties following delay in linking NHS Covid pass to EU’s systemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish tourists face difficulties in proving their vaccine status in Europe following a delay in linking the NHS Covid pass to the EU’s system due to gaps in the British government’s application to Brussels.An IT tie-up would ensure automatic recognition across the 27 member states of the information held on the NHS app, facilitating both inter...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, NHS, Brussels, Coronavirus, NHS COVID

18 music festivals you can still hit up this year

Music festivals might seem like a relic of the pre-pandemic past, but we have good news for music lovers of all persuasions: the 2021 festival season is in semi-full swing. Though a number of events have been called off this year, and others are still subject to be canceled or postponed, more than a dozen of the coolest North American and European fests are scheduled to take place. In order of when they’re happening, here are 18 epic music festivals to keep an eye on if you’re itching to get ...
Tags: Travel, UK, Cdc, Washington, New York City, US, Atlanta, Chicago, Jimi Hendrix, Austin, Ireland, NHS, Paul Mccartney, Willie Nelson, Miami, Nashville

Covid quarantine to be dropped for some Britons vaccinated abroad

Vaccines minister says government will recognise UK-authorised jabs given overseas from next monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome Britons who have been double-vaccinated abroad will soon be able to travel to the UK more easily, as the government prepares to recognise jabs administered overseas.Current restrictions mean only those who have been fully inoculated by the NHS are able to take advantage of avoiding quarantine if coming from countries graded green and a...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, France, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Covid: Quarantine for Britons vaccinated abroad to be dropped

Vaccines minister says government will recognise UK-authorised jabs given overseas from next monthCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritons who have been double-vaccinated abroad will soon be able to travel to the UK more easily, as the government prepares to recognise jabs administered overseas.Current restrictions mean only those who have been fully inoculated by the NHS are able to take advantage of avoiding quarantine if coming from countries graded green and amber ...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, France, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Tourism to EU countries this summer may require multiple Covid certificates

Bloc warns of ‘fragmentation’ if member states fail to agree on common travel passCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish and European holidaymakers should be able to visit EU countries this summer but may have to deal with multiple, potentially unconnected health certificates unless the bloc can agree on cost, privacy and technical aspects of a common pass.Talks on the mechanics of reopening travel routes between the UK and EU countries over the summer holidays are d...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, NHS, Whitehall, Bloc, Coronavirus

NHS app will be used as Covid ‘vaccine passport’ for foreign travel

Grant Shapps says work has started on app many people already use to book GP appointmentsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageInternational travellers will be asked to demonstrate their Covid vaccination and testing status using the NHS smartphone app, the UK government has confirmed, as the transport secretary promised to release a list of possible holiday destinations within a fortnight.Grant Shapps said work had started on developing the app many people use to book appo...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, UK News, World news, NHS, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus

UK Covid news: India added to England’s travel red list with rules coming into force at 4am on Friday

Latest updates: India added to travel red list, Hancock tells MPs, as number of Indian variant cases in UK rises to 103Under-30s less compliant with Covid rules, UK data shows‘If we catch Covid, we die’: UK shielders reflect on still feeling unsafeOxford trial to study effect of immune system on reinfectionBritons working at home spend more time on job in Covid crisis, ONS findsCoronavirus – latest global updates 4.59pm BST 4.57pm BST In the Commons Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary,...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, UK, England, Wales, Scotland, India, Race, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology

When will Britain's Covid lockdown be lifted? Three scenarios

At best, vaccines and lockdown could make life more normal by May. But at worst, a new mutation could undo any progressCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are rising that Britain may soon put the worst of Covid-19 behind it. After a year in which the disease has paralysed the nation, killed more than 100,000 people, closed schools and universities, and brought the NHS to its knees, there are now signs of hope emerging.Most optimism stems from Britain’s vaccination p...
Tags: Travel, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Microbiology, England Holidays, Coronavirus, COVID

UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out 'vaccine-busting' variants

Passengers wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, walk through the arrivals hall after landing at London Heathrow Airport in west London, on January 15, 2021 DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that all travel corridors would close. This means that all those arriving in the United Kingdom will be required to quarantine. Arrivals in the UK will also be required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test. The tougher restr...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, UK, Science, London, News, Airports, Trends, NHS, United Kingdom, News UK, Transport, National Health Service, Brazil, Boris Johnson, Johnson

Untangling the web that is Aarogya Setu’s creation

Aarogya Setu is a curious app made by a curiouser group of people. Since its launch on April 2, India’s contact tracing app has been mired in one controversy after another — usually of its own making. And now it has waded into another one. But it has one bright spot — NITI Aayog’s involvement in creation of Aarogya Setu has now been acknowledged by a MEITY officer publicly. On October 26, the Central Information Commission, which deals with RTI-related complaints, up the chief public informati...
Tags: Travel, News, India, NIC, App, NHS, Delhi, Coo, Cic, Practo, Makemytrip, Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi High Court, Singh, Das, Kumar

Britons Value Short Breaks As One Of Life’s Essentials

The NHS, eating out, taking a jaunt to the seaside, watching Netflix, online shopping, finding a great deal, socialising with family & friends and having a good belly laugh are just some of life's essentials that Britons value the most, according to a new study out today by Travelodge.
Tags: Travel, Netflix, NHS

Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdown

Models present creations from the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2021 men's collection in a live-streamed show at the university campus of the Humanitas Research Foundation in one of the first physical fashion shows since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, during Milan Digital Fashion Week in Rozzano, south of Milan, Italy, July 15, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, some countries are putting their citizens on various forms of lockd...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, UK, Science, News, Sweden, Supreme Court, Washington Post, North Korea, France, Saudi Arabia, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin

The Guardian view on wildlife in lockdown: feeling the pressure | Editorial

If countries that use tourism to fund conservation are not supported, species and habitats will disappear At London zoo, the giraffes, which are easily visible from the street, had regular visitors even during lockdown, and an illuminated NHS sign on their famous building. Like most other attractions that rely on tourists for income, zoos forced to shut owing to the coronavirus face a financially fraught future. But the risks to captive animals and their keepers are nothing to those faced by wil...
Tags: Travel, UK, London, China, Animals, Africa, Environment, Uganda, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Wildlife, Conservation, NHS, Amazon Rainforest, Safaris, Illegal wildlife trade

The Guardian view on a new normal: holidays abroad, quarantine at home | Editorial

Covid-19 is lingering such that the public believes things are getting better, long after they are going wrongAnother day, another sadly predictable U-turn from the government of Boris Johnson. A few weeks ago ministers were encouraging the public to go abroad for their holidays. They did so without a comprehensive airport testing regime for passengers, unlike in many parts of the world. As restrictions have been lifted across Europe, countries have reported rises in Covid-19 cases. People retur...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Science, Wales, Scotland, Spain, Catalonia, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Air transport, Boris Johnson

UK coronavirus live: holidaymakers' plans in disarray after Spain quarantine imposed

Growing concern more travel plans could be thrown into chaos in coming weeks with sudden changes to restrictions Quarantine for travellers from Spain is blunt tool, says LabourUK could impose more ‘handbrake restrictions’ on arrivals beyond SpainEarlier lockdown ‘would have saved lives of London bus drivers’Coronavirus: latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.19pm BST More than a quarter of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) NHS staff are still waiting for a risk assess...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Spain, UK News, NHS, Canary, Balearic Islands, Sadiq Khan, Health Service Journal HSJ, PA Media, Coronavirus outbreak

UK gives up on centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app — will switch to model backed by Apple and Google

The UK has given up building a centralized coronavirus contacts tracing app and will instead switch to a decentralized app architecture, the BBC has reported. This means its future app will be capable of plugging into the joint ‘exposure notification’ API which has been developed in recent weeks by Apple and Google. The UK’s decision to abandon a bespoke app architecture comes more than a month after ministers had been reported to be eyeing such a switch. They went on to award a contract to an...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Health, Google, Mobile, Apps, Europe, UK, England, Bluetooth, Privacy, Germany, Eu, European Union, Smartphone, Smartphones

Peppy raises £1.7M for its employee healthcare benefits platform

Peppy, the U.K. employee healthcare benefits platform focusing on family support, female health and mental wellbeing, has raised £1.7 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Outward VC, with participation from Seedcamp, Hambro Perks, Form Ventures, and various unnamed angel investors. The London-based startup says the new funding will support the next stage of Peppy’s growth as it begins to expand its team and the platform with “new fertility and mental health support”. Founded in 2018 by ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, UK, London, NHS, Peppy, Seedcamp Hambro Perks Form Ventures, Mridula Pore Evan Harris, Max Landry Peppy, CBI Aldi Penguin Random House, National Lottery Fund

The UK govt’s coronavirus data deals are public: Faculty, Palantir were granted IP rights

American technology firm Palantir and UK-based firm Faculty were granted intellectual property rights, and were allowed to train their algorithms, and “profit off their unprecedented access” to data of the UK’s National Health Service, openDemocracy said in a blog post. While the government claims that an undisclosed change to the contract has “cured this problem”, they have not released the new contract, openDemocracy said. It’s not clear if other contracts were altered as well, it added. The U...
Tags: Travel, Health, UK, News, Iraq, Afghanistan, NHS, United Kingdom, Peter Thiel, National Health Service, Cia, Palantir, Trump, Mark Warner, Faculty, Ben Warner

Aarogya Setu App and its many conflicts

by Shashidhar KJ  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, many technology interventions have been drafted to fight against the spread of the disease in India. The Indian central government has been promoting the Aarogya Setu app to enable contact tracing as a mean to control the virality. India is currently in the first phase of opening up, after four phases of nationwide lockdowns. Each phase has seen a decrease in restrictions on movements and increased economic activity. Despite the rel...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Bluetooth, News, Singapore, India, NHS, Zomato, Mumbai, UPI, Amazon Web Services, Reliance Jio, Ken, Noida, MHA

What is the Sikh principle of kesh

Six months ago , few outside of the professionals required to wear them could probably tell an N95 respirator from a molded surgical mask. Now, with masks serving as the face of the coronavirus crisis, the majority of the public could probably pick an N95 out of a lineup. Or, as hospital shortages have suggested, an Amazon search results page. To be effective, N95 masks must be secured tightly to the face. A metal strip bridging the nose creates an adjustable seal at the top. Elastic straps fa...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, India, Earth, NHS, Doctors, Mcgill, All, Sikhism, Punjab, Gobind Singh, Sikh, National Health Service NHS, Khalsa, MUHC

Andy Serkis to read LOTR for charity

Andy Serkis is forever associated with Gollum, the creature he portrayed (through CGI) in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Now, he’s using this connection and his talent for voice acting to narrate The Hobbit for charity. For 12 hours, Serkis will give a continuous live reading of the popular Tolkien book to raise money for NHS Charities Together and Best Beginnings. “So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown. While times are tough, I want to take you on one of ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, UK, Charity, The Hobbit, NHS, Andy Serkis, New Zealand, Lord Of The Rings, Middle Earth, Tolkien, All, Gollum, UK National Health Service, Serkis, NHS Charities Together

Banksy piece at Southampton hospital

A new piece of Banksy artwork appeared — somewhat mysteriously, as always — outside the Southampton General Hospital in Southampton, England. The painting, in black and white, depicts a young boy kneeling next to a basket in which he has seemingly discarded Spiderman and Batman action figures. Instead, the boy is playing with an action figure of an NHS nurse, who is striking a Superman-esque pose. The nurse is wearing a facemask, cape, and an apron with the Red Cross symbol where Superman’s ...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Superman, NHS, Southampton, Red Cross, Banksy, Batman, All, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton England, Pandemic, Coronavirus, NHS Workers, National Health Service NHS Hospital

Oxwash bags $1.7M for a cleaner spin on laundry

Oxwash, a UK-based laundry startup that’s aiming to disrupt traditional but environmentally costly washing and dry-cleaning processes by using ozone to sterilize fabrics at lower temperatures, along with electric cargo bikes for hyper local pick ups and deliveries, has bagged a £1.4 million (~$1.7M) seed. Backers in the funding round include TrueSight Ventures, Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter), Paul Forster (founder of, Founders Factory and other unnamed angel investors. Prior to...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Twitter, Europe, UK, London, Nasa, NHS, United Kingdom, Paris, Laundry, Amsterdam, Oxford, Cambridge, National Health Service

UK privacy and security experts warn over coronavirus app mission creep

A number of UK computer security and privacy experts have signed an open letter raising transparency and mission creep concerns about the national approach to develop a coronavirus contacts tracing app. The letter, signed by around 150 academics, follows a similar letter earlier this month signed by around 300 academics from across the world, who urged caution over the use of such tech tools and called for governments that choose to deploy digital contacts tracing to use privacy-preserving techn...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Europe, UK, Gchq, France, Germany, NHS, Switzerland, Gould, Estonia Spain, Matt Hancock, NCSC, Department of Health and Social Care, DPIA

Dogs may learn to sniff out COVID-19

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is working to prove that dogs can be trained to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Recently, canines were trained to detect malaria, and now the same team at LSHTM is starting to train dogs to provide a quick, non-invasive coronavirus diagnosis. Researchers believe that dogs could serve as a useful and much-needed supplement to coronavirus testing, becoming familiar with the virus’s scent, and detecting subtle changes in patie...
Tags: Travel, NHS, World Health Organization, Medical Detection Dogs, All, Claire Guest, Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine LSHTM, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid-sniffing Dogs, Trained Dogs, LSHTM, James Logan Head

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