Holidays

How long will Turkey be on the red list? Latest travel advice for summer holidays

Turkish holiday hopes have been dealt a severe blow this week with the announcement that the country has been added to the UK’s “red list” of destinations.

Under the new traffic light system set to replace the current ban on international travel, it will be subject to the harshest travel restrictions, with visitors travelling from Turkey to the UK required to enter a quarantine hotel for 11 days at a cost of up to £1,750.

The news comes as a particular disappointment following the Turkish government’s decision to allow Britons to travel for summer holidays without a vaccination certificate or

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Can I travel to Spain? And will it open in time for summer holidays?

International travel is set to resume for Britons from May 17 as part of the Government’s plans to ease lockdown restrictions. 

Spain lifted a three-month ban on British travellers on March 30 – following this, Spain’s tourism minister Fernando Valdés said the country could introduce its own “green” corridor for vaccinated British travellers, if there were no collective EU decision on vaccine passports. Mr Valdés has confirmed that Spain is in “discussions” with the UK about these plans.

What’s more, Valdés has said Spain is “desperate” to welcome Brits this summer. “I think we will be ready here in Spain

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Government giving false hope for summer holidays, warns MP

Pictured last year, Brazilian military personnel disinfect the area around Rio de Janeiro's Christ The Redeemer statue - Getty

Pictured last year, Brazilian military personnel disinfect the area around Rio de Janeiro’s Christ The Redeemer statue – Getty

Yvette Cooper has called on the UK Government to expand the hotel quarantine system, and warned that it is “raising expectations” about the prospect of summer holidays that it “may not be able to meet.”

On BBC Radio Four’s Today Programme, the former Shadow Foreign Secretary appealed for tighter border measures, saying: “we should also be looking at testing at the airport, in the way that South Korea does… as well as Australia and New Zealand, which have more expanded hotel

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Holidays 2021: Travel insurance expert warns Brits ‘take huge’ risk by ignoring FCO advice | Travel News | Travel

Holidays have been a contentious topic throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Although the government has long warned against travel, many Britons have decided to jet-set anyway. By travelling when the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office advises against it is a risky business indeed.

Analysis of the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) November International Air Passenger Traffic data has revealed a whopping 1,439,268 travellers may have travelled abroad uninsured during the UK’s second national lockdown in November 2020.

If one looks at July, August and September, too, over three million Britons may have been uninsured during November and these summer months, according to

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