Month: July 2020

Can I cancel my holiday to Spain and will my travel insurance cover me?

View of Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, Baleares, Spain: EPA
View of Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, Baleares, Spain: EPA

All travellers from Spain to the UK must self-isolate at home for two weeks, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.

In addition, the Foreign Office says Spain poses “an unacceptably high risk for British travellers,” and now advises against all non-essential travel to the whole country, including the Balearic and Canary Islands.

Travel insurance for British holidaymakers already in Spain will remain in effect; UK travellers in Spain are not being advised to leave.

But anyone travelling to the mainland against Foreign Office advice will find their policy is

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Five new countries added to FCO ‘travel corridor’ list

As of today, Slovenia is now on the list of countries Britons can visit without going into quarantine on return - Getty
As of today, Slovenia is now on the list of countries Britons can visit without going into quarantine on return – Getty

 

As of today, five new countries have been added to the UK’s quarantine-free list.

Britons returning from Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and St Vincent and the Grenadines can do so without the need to self-isolate for 14 days.

The update to the list, which was announced on Friday but comes into force today, comes just days after the Government controversially added mainland Spain to the UK’s quarantine list. Yesterday, the Balearics and Canary Islands were added to that

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Go on holiday but know the risks says government minister

Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Visitors to countries outside the UK can travel but will run the risk of needing to quarantine upon return, a minister has said. (Photo by Alex Zea/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Brits are free to travel abroad but they will run the risk of having to quarantine upon return, a minister has said.

Holidaymakers who went to Spain will need to self isolate for two weeks when they touch down in the UK after the government suddenly announced the country would be removed from the no-quarantine list.

It followed a spike in coronavirus cases and fears that the popular destination

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Britons finally head abroad – but the map has shrunk

Loungers are carefully arranged at a beach in Antalya, Turkey
Loungers are carefully arranged at a beach in Antalya, Turkey

English holidaymakers have been cleared for take-off, with the first intrepid sunseekers boarding flights to Spain, France, Italy and beyond over the weekend after the Foreign Office (FCO) relaxed its travel advice.  

Across Western Europe, airlines increased capacity to 6.8m passengers last week, up 47 per cent, with Ryanair alone offering 763,938 seats, up from 218,484 over the previous seven days. 

However, Britons hoping for a last-minute summer holiday have had their options significantly curtailed. Of the 74 destinations to which the FCO has given the green light, only 25

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The coronavirus has reinvented what people want when they travel — and it’s bringing 2 classic Americana staples back into style

The summer of 2020 might be the summer of RV travel.
The summer of 2020 might be the summer of RV travel.

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  • The coronavirus has disrupted how travelers want to spend their money.

  • As lockdown restrictions ease, industry experts expect travelers to stay closer to home and take road trips rather than flights.

  • RV dealers are seeing an influx of new customers who want to buy or rent. 

  • Traveling by RV is inherently socially distanced because travelers are in self-contained units and can control their surroundings, the chairman of the RV Industry Association told Business Insider.

  • Roadside motels may also see a surge in popularity because their design

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