Month: January 2021

What is IHG Rewards elite status worth in 2021?



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When it comes to getting the most out of your travel experiences, hotel elite status plays a key role. Having status ensures guaranteed perks like free breakfast and bonus points-earning. Plus, it gives you a shot at scoring a room upgrade — something that can make even the most mundane hotel stay more exciting.

That said,

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Countries on UK travel ‘red list’ have ten times lower Covid case rates than Britain

Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned - Getty
Namibia is one of 33 countries from which visitors are banned – Getty

Just two of the 33 countries on the UK’s travel “red list” have a higher Covid case rate than the UK, The Telegraph’s analysis has shown, while several are seeing more than 10 times fewer infections than Britain.

Under tough new border rules, citizens of red list countries are banned from visiting the UK, while British residents returning from these destinations will soon be forced to spend 10 days under guard in a quarantine hotel.

However, the latest data suggests that the chance of an infected

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What some travellers to the UK will face

 (Simon Calder)
(Simon Calder)

Ministers have stepped up travel restrictions – with hotel quarantine as used since last March in Asia and Australasia.

These are the key questions and answers.

Surely no one should be travelling?

No leisure travel is allowed for anyone living in the UK. The prime minister has said that passengers departing from the UK by sea, rail and air will be required to explain to the carrier – the ferry firm, train operator or airline – the purpose of their journey.

Those whose plans do not appear to meet the limited reasons for going abroad – for work,

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What travellers to the UK could soon face

<p>Where next? London St Pancras International, hub for Eurostar, has a hotel attached</p> (Getty Images)

Where next? London St Pancras International, hub for Eurostar, has a hotel attached

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Ministers are contemplating introducing tough travel restrictions – of the kind that have been in force since last March in Asia and Australasia.

These are the key questions and answers.

Surely no one should be travelling?

No leisure travel is allowed for anyone living in the UK, but some of the people coming in left the country before the third lockdown started on 5 January and have been on long-stay trips – whether holidays or staying with family or partners they had not seen for

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