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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


England’s last Covid ‘red list’ restrictions confound South Americans

Lingering quarantine rules anger would-be travellers from seven targeted countriesEngland’s decision to maintain strict Covid travel rules for seven South American and Caribbean countries has prompted further fury and confusion in the nations which remain on the “red list”.Ministers announced on Thursday that restrictions would be lifted for 47 countries – including Brazil, South Africa and Thailand – allowing travellers to enter England without being subject to draconian and expensive quarantin...
Tags: Travel, Health, England, UK News, Thailand, Global development, Health policy, Caribbean, Brazil South Africa, Coronavirus


England’s last ‘red list’ restrictions confound South Americans

Lingering quarantine rules anger would-be travellers from seven targeted countriesEngland’s decision to maintain strict Covid travel rules for seven South American and Caribbean countries has prompted further fury and confusion in the nations which remain on the “red list”.Ministers announced on Thursday that restrictions would be lifted for 47 countries – including Brazil, South Africa and Thailand – allowing travellers to enter England without being subject to draconian and expensive quarantin...
Tags: Travel, Health, England, UK News, Thailand, Global development, Health policy, Caribbean, Brazil South Africa, Coronavirus


England’s Covid travel ‘red list’ to be cut from 54 countries to seven

Ministers have decided to end strict hotel quarantine requirement for most countries, including BrazilCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageStrict hotel quarantine requirements will be dropped for travellers from dozens of countries, after ministers approved plans to slash England’s travel “red list” to just seven – down from 54.The Guardian understands the decision was taken at a meeting on Thursday morning after discussions about the safety of opening up the country’s bor...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Coronavirus


Covid live: Kremlin pleads for people to get jab; EU regulator backs mRNA booster for those with weak immunity

Russia’s daily cases at highest levels since January; EMA says people with weakened immune systems should get Pfizer or Moderna boosterInside Missouri’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has not ruled out unemployment rising now the furlough scheme has ended. But he told Sky News this morning that the government is “throwing the kitche...
Tags: Travel, UK, Science, Russia, Eu, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Sydney, Pfizer, Sky News, Kremlin, EMA, Rishi Sunak, Coronavirus, COVID


Coronavirus live news: new rules for travel in England; New Zealand to phase out elimination strategy

England’s traffic light system for international travel replaced by one red list; Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ‘transition’ towards new policyInside Missouri’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisMorning/afternoon/good evening wherever you are. Thanks for joining me for live updates on the coronavirus pandelic.The main developments in the past few hours are: Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, England, Science, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Missouri, Sydney, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus, COVID


England’s travel traffic-light system replaced and testing requirements to change

All countries will now be on the red list or no list, with the fully vaccinated no longer required to test before returning homeAn overhaul of England’s Covid-19 rules governing international travel will come into force from Monday 4 October, replacing the traffic-light system.A single red list of countries will remain, with the previous green and amber countries becoming the “rest of the world” or “non-red list”. There will also be changes to the testing requirements when returning from a non-r...
Tags: Travel, England, Travel & leisure, UK News, Flights, Europe Holidays


UK to slash international travel ‘red list’ to just nine countries

Quarantine will no longer be required for fully vaccinated travellers from 45 other countries from later in OctoberThe prime minister, Boris Johnson, will open up more countries for hotel quarantine-free travel later this week, the Sunday Telegraph reported, saying the UK’s “red list” of destinations would be slashed to nine from 54.Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and South Africa will no longer have to quarantine in a government-designated hotel for ...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, England, UK News, South Africa, Boris Johnson, Sunday Telegraph, Coronavirus, Brazil Indonesia Mexico


Free flights and $1,000 vouchers: Australian hospitality sector lures UK workers

As the industry prepares to ramp up again amid staff shortages, one company is offering big incentives to British workers Chelsee Whitehead has worked in the hospitality industry since she left high school four years ago. Before Covid-19, she always thought her industry was secure.“I picked hospitality because I thought it was an industry that would always be booming. I thought it was a sector that can’t be shaken,” she says. “Then Covid happened and turned that around. It has made work unstable...
Tags: Travel, UK, Hotels, UK News, Australia news, Hospitality Industry, Australian food and drink, Australian lifestyle, Chelsee Whitehead


EU fears citizens will be barred from flights to UK due to rules confusion

Airlines may turn away EU nationals with settled status due to complex residency rules, says BrusselsConcerns have been raised that EU citizens living in the UK may not be allowed to board flights into the country because of confusion created by new government rules over ID cards and passports.From 1 October, EU citizens who do not have the post-Brexit right to live in the UK will not be able to use EU, EEA or Swiss national ID cards to enter the country. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, Foreign Policy, Air transport, Flights, Brexit, BrusselsConcerns


We don’t need Unesco listing, says new Liverpool heritage chief

Alan Smith dismisses ‘naive’ removal of city’s world heritage status, but suggests a scaled-back applicationLiverpool’s new heritage chief has insisted the city does “not need” Unesco world heritage status – but said he was still considering a fresh effort to reclaim its once-cherished title.Alan Smith, Liverpool’s head of heritage preservation and development, said that being stripped of the mantle had “no impact at all” on visitor numbers, but that he was keen to get it back. Continue reading....
Tags: UK News, Culture, Unesco, Liverpool, Heritage, Alan Smith, Alan Smith Liverpool


What are the changes to Covid rules for international travel?

Overhaul in England aims to simplify travel by scrapping traffic light system and changing testing requirementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn overhaul of England’s Covid-19 rules governing international travel has been announced by the Department for Transport, scrapping the traffic light system and signalling changes to requirements to undergo PCR testing on arrival.The aim, according to the transport secretary, Grant Shapps, is to simplify rules and decrease the...
Tags: Travel, England, UK News, Grant Shapps, Coronavirus


Ski trains to resume between London and the French Alps

Service starting in December will be a charter train only available to those booking holidays through CDA’s Travelski subsidiaryWith more Eurostar trains now running again on routes from London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, travellers have been awaiting news of ski trains to the French Alps and the reinstatement of other services.But recent news from Eurostar news hasn’t been good. This week the train operator announced that services to Marne-la-Vallée (for Disneyland Paris) wouldn’t run unt...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, London, France, UK News, Amsterdam, Eurostar, Alps, Ski Resorts, Kent, Ebbsfleet, Ashford, CDA, Paris Brussels, Eurostar news


‘Gold fever is a thing’: meet Scotland’s new prospectors

In the rolling peaks of western Scotland, amateurs and professionals are digging and panning for the chance of a fortune. Is there gold in them hills? Beyond the old buildings of Cononish Farm at Eas Anie, beyond the corrugated sheep sheds and the deer-control fence, Stanley Lister has a weird calm for a man standing so close to a truck of explosives. Nearby, an incinerator bin smokes with detonators cooling off in the late summer breeze and the air is thick with the smell of phosphorus. “Here, ...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, Scotland, Gold, Life and style, UK News, Commodities, Britain, Hobbies, Scotland Holidays, Loch Lomond, Argyll, Lister, Tyndrum, Lochgilphead


‘I was sliding towards the drop and couldn’t stop’ – the writer who fell from a mountain

It is every climber’s worst nightmare. In this extract from his thrilling book about the glorious – and treacherous – Cuillin Ridge on Skye, Simon Ingram recalls the day its wild peaks almost took his lifeI had been out of signal for most of the day, so when my phone suddenly stirred in my pocket, I decided to have a look. Remembering a climbing maxim – “Don’t try to do two things at once” – I shouted for my friend Kingsley to hang on, stopped and took out my mobile. The message was junk, but I ...
Tags: Travel, Books, Fitness, Environment, UK News, Culture, Conservation, Health & wellbeing, Mountaineering, Walking, Hobbies, Kingsley, Cuillin Ridge, Skye Simon Ingram


Home Office says delays at Heathrow are ‘unacceptable’

Border staff left dealing with backlog of travellers as reports emerge of people fainting in three-hour queuesDelays at Heathrow airport have been described as “unacceptable” by the Home Office, af reports of passengers fainting in queues of up to three hours.Border staff were left dealing with a huge backlog of travellers, with witnesses saying they had seen people – including a pregnant woman – passing out while queueing. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK News, World news, Air transport, Home Office, Heathrow, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Brexit


UK tourism boom sparks backlash against ‘Tripadvisor warriors’

Hospitality staff in areas such as Cornwall and Lake District suffer barrage of complaints from angry and impatient visitorsIt was supposed to be the summer to rekindle the joy of the great British holiday, with demand for 2022 domestic breaks already rising. But hospitality staff in many tourist hotspots beg to differ, saying they have suffered a barrage of complaints from “impatient” visitors and “Tripadvisor warriors”.Restaurant and hotel owners said visitors were regularly complaining about ...
Tags: UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Tripadvisor, Lake District, Hospitality Industry


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


Staycationers on the English Riviera – in pictures

As unprecedented numbers of people take their holidays in the UK because of the travel chaos caused by the Covid pandemic, David Hares has been photographing the English Riviera in Devon Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, UK, UK News, Devon, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Devon Holidays, Devon Continue, David Hares


Gatwick boss: simplify Covid travel tests or UK will lag behind rest of Europe

Airport hit by £245m loss as passenger numbers fall to 569,000 in first six months of 2021Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe chief executive of Gatwick airport has urged the government to simplify Covid testing requirements for travellers or continue to see the UK lag behind the recovery in the rest of Europe and the US, as Britain’s second busiest air hub reported a £245m loss in the first half.Stewart Wingate blamed a collapse in passenger demand and government res...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, UK, US, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Gatwick, Airline Industry, Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, Coronavirus


UK competition watchdog to look into pricing of Covid tests for travel

CMA to investigate PCR tests market after concerns about vastly different prices being chargedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe competition watchdog is to look into fees for the Covid-19 tests required for international travel after concerns about the vastly different prices being charged for them.The Competition and Markets Authority will provide advice and intelligence on the market in PCR tests to the health secretary, Sajid Javid, to enable the government to act...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, England, UK News, Regulators, Sajid Javid, Competition And Markets Authority, Cma, Coronavirus


‘The price was a shock’: Britons on holidaying in UK this summer

The Guardian speaks to four people braving eye-watering price hikes to holiday in Britain this yearCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith more and more people staying in the UK for their holidays, prices for campsites and rented accommodation have rocketed this year. Despite this many in need of a break have decided to accept the hike. The Guardian spoke to four people about their holiday plans this summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, England, Wales, Travel & leisure, UK News, Britain, News Corporation, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Wales Holidays, Coronavirus


Green light for travel to France has Britons rushing to book holidays

Tour operators report spike in interest in last-minute breaks across the Channel, with availability running low in some placesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHoliday bookings to France have surged after the government announced on Wednesday that its “amber plus” status has been dropped – meaning vaccinated holidaymakers will no longer have to quarantine on their return, according to operators.A Brittany Ferries spokesperson said phones had been “ringing off the hook” ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, Eurostar, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Brittany Ferries, Coronavirus


Amber light for travel to France has Britons rushing to book holidays

Tour operators report spike in interest in last-minute breaks across the Channel, with availability running low in some placesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHoliday bookings to France have surged after the government announced on Wednesday that its “amber plus” status has been dropped – meaning vaccinated holidaymakers will no longer have to quarantine on their return, according to operators.A Brittany Ferries spokesperson said phones had been “ringing off the hook” ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Travel & leisure, UK News, Eurostar, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Brittany Ferries, Coronavirus


Britons in Mexico tell of dismay after country put on travel red list

Some holidaymakers found about the change when they reconnected to wifi at their arrival airportCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish holidaymakers in Mexico have told of their dismay after the country was abruptly put on the government’s red list of travel destinations.The changes, which were announced on Wednesday night and will come into force at 4am on Sunday, mean that holidaymakers coming from Mexico and other red list countries and territories – including Geo...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Mexico, Americas, Georgia, UK News, Health policy, Reunion, Mayotte, Coronavirus


Vaccinated Britons can travel 'without looking over their shoulder', says Shapps – video

Fully vaccinated Britons will not have to quarantine on return from France and Spain for the next three weeks, bringing much needed business to the struggling tourism sector, according to the transport secretary.But Britons will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 'for evermore' in order to travel between countries, Grant Shapps has predicted, suggesting that quarantine restrictions for some arrivals in England will remain in place into the autumn.Shapps said it was vital to 'protect th...
Tags: Travel, England, France, Spain, Travel & leisure, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Transport policy, Grant Shapps, Shapps, Coronavirus


Why are low-risk countries on the Covid travel ‘red list’? | Letters

Dr Peninah Murage says the unjust traffic light system penalises poor countries even though some have relatively low numbers of cases. Plus Dot Mornington-West on being under house arrest after returning from FranceCan the Guardian please investigate the rationale behind the Covid travel restrictions relating to “red list” countries? Some of the countries on the red list, such as Kenya, have very low Covid cases and deaths, but are among the world’s poorest and with little influence on governmen...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Africa, UK News, Health policy, Kenya, Inequality, Coronavirus, Peninah Murage, Dot Mornington West


Europe’s distrust of the traffic light system threatens UK holidays

Tour operators are calling on the government for clarity or risk further damage to the travel sectorCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUncertainty surrounding outbound travel from the UK is causing an atmosphere of distrust among hoteliers and travel suppliers in Europe, according to tour operators and industry bodies.Prior to the government announcements on the latest changes to the traffic light system this week, tour operators have called for clarity to stem further d...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Flights, Summer Holidays, Europe Holidays, Coronavirus


JetBlue ready to launch low-cost New York to London flights

US-based airline aims to tread where other have failed – and in the teeth of the Covid pandemicA low-cost airline service with a brand new business class cabin, flying London to New York? As Frank Sinatra might have said: if you can make it there, in the teeth of a global pandemic when the US bars British citizens and advises its own to stay put … well, you can make it anywhere.On 11 August, nonetheless, JetBlue will launch transatlantic flights that could rattle one of aviation’s normally most ...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK, New York, London, US, America, Travel & leisure, UK News, US news, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airports Authority, Frank Sinatra, Cheap Flights, Jetblue



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