Portugal's fury at exclusion from UK travel corridor list: 'Which is the safer place to stay?'

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Portuguese officials have hit out at the UK Government after the country was omitted from Downing Street’s list of 73 coronavirus “travel corridors”. On Friday, the Department for Transport (Dft) published a full catalogue of countries and territories which…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: full list of safe-to-travel countries revealed

Government names 59 countries exempt from quarantine rules The government has published its long-awaited list of countries to which English residents can travel this summer.The 59 destinations include British holidaygoers’ favourites including France, Spain and Italy, but leave off some big names, including Portugal, Sweden and the USA.Travellers from England will be allowed to travel…Continue Reading

Some travelers face quarantine in Chicago

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Double whammy: United says coronavirus surges and new quarantine rules are denting travel demand – again

Dawn Gilbertson USA TODAYPublished 5:59 PM EDT Jul 7, 2020When New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a 14-day quarantine for arriving travelers in late June amid a coronavirus surge in several Sun Belt states, the big question for the airline industry was whether it would stunt a nascent travel rebound.United Airlines answered the question with…Continue Reading

Coronavirus: is it safe to travel without insurance?

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Portugal fumes at exclusion from UK safe travel list

LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal’s tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain’s decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths. FILE PHOTO: Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva attends a news conference at Necessidades palace in Lisbon, Portugal February 4, 2019.…Continue Reading

Canada, U.S. excluded from Britain’s new quarantine-free travel list

TORONTO — Britain is allowing travellers from dozens of countries to arrive without self-isolating for 14 days, but Canada and the U.S. are not on the list. On Friday, the British government announced it would cancel the two weeks self-isolation requirement for people arriving from countries deemed a “lower risk” for the coronavirus.  According to…Continue Reading

Atlantic pandemic bubble travellers faced long lineups on 1st day

Starting just after midnight, Atlantic Canadians were free to travel among the four eastern provinces without self-isolating to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, but that doesn’t mean the process was easy.Lineups in both directions between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia grew longer as the sun rose. (Brett Ruskin/CBC)Atlantic Canadians are now free to travel…Continue Reading

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced on Friday that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine.But Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said that depends on whether U.K. coronavirus infection…Continue Reading