Travel news taken from the Internet and trade papers in order to help future  travelers with the latest information on all aspects of travel.

  • Greece to lift quarantine for British holidaymakers

    Greece plans to scrap quarantine for travellers from the UK, the EU and four other nations. The country will reopen to tourism in May and allow quarantine-free access to holidaymakers who have been vaccinated or test negative for Covid. As well as residents of EU...
  • Croatia to prioritise vaccinations of tourism workers

    Croatia will start a priority vaccination drive of 70,000 tourism workers beginning next week. The Croatian Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac, held a meeting with the Croatian Institute of Public Health on the topic of vaccinations for tourism workers and setting up additional...
  • Thousands of fake Covid vaccination certificates have been sold online

    Hundreds of scammers are hawking fake vaccination certificates on the web. According to AI-powered retail scam tracking firm Fakespot, bogus documents started appearing on Shopify sites in January and the problem has gotten worse. Many scammers are advertising on Facebook and elsewhere. Fakespot estimates thousands...
  • HMPO urges people not to delay in applying for new passports

    Her Majesty’s Passport Office is urging people who require a new passport in the coming months to apply without delay. Applicants should allow for more time for it to be processed as HMPO expects a surge of new applications before the summer. During the pandemic,...
  • Turkey starts mass vaccination of all travel and tourism workers

    As part of its Safe Tourism Program, Turkey has begun the vaccination of tourism workers in coordination with The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Health and Turkey’s Tourism Promotion and Development Agency (TGA). It expects all tourism workers will be vaccinated before the...
  • Get paid to holiday in Malta

    Malta hopes to lure foreign tourists with a cash incentive. Visitors could be handed up to €200 for a stay of at least three days on the Mediterranean island. The pay-out would be given to holidaymakers who directly book through local hotels. The handout is...
  • Six Senses Ibiza opening in July

    Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas’ newest resort will open in Ibiza this July. Located on the peaceful northern tip of the island, the village-like resort is set over 20-acres, with sea views and direct access to the bay of Cala Xarraca. Six Senses Ibiza...
  • New law makes face masks compulsory on Spanish beaches

    The Spanish government has enacted a new nationwide law making it compulsory to wear face masks outdoors. It includes all public places such as on beaches, all attractions and by hotel swimming pools. It takes effect today and strengthens current rules which made face masks...
  • IATA calls for global acceptance of rapid tests to restart travel

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to accept best-in-class rapid antigen tests for Covid -19 testing requirements following the publication of new research. The OXERA-Edge Health report, commissioned by IATA, found that antigen tests are accurate and the best antigen tests provide broadly...
  • Cyprus confirms plan to welcome UK travellers

    The government of Cyprus has confirmed plans it is ready to welcome UK travellers as soon as they are permitted to go overseas. Authorities said UK residents will be allowed in from 1 April although non-essential international travel out of the UK is banned until...
  • Governments back International Code for the Protection of Tourists

    More than 100 countries, as well as international organizations and business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee for the Development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists has agreed on the text...
  • Portugal, Mauritius removed from Covid travel red list

    Jet2holidays and leisure airline, Jet2.com saw a 1,000% spike in bookings immediately following the Prime Minister’s announcement of an exit roadmap from lockdown, with demand continuing since then. Data from Jet2holidays shows that bookings have jumped in response to destinations preparing to welcome holidaymakers from...
  • Turkey to welcome British holidaymakers without vaccinations

    Turkey is ready to welcome British travellers as soon as international travel from the UK is allowed. Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy said the country is prepared to accept Britons as Turkey will have all the necessary protocols in place to keep everyone...
  • Ryanair adds new Greece routes

      With UK travellers welcome in Greece from mid-May, demand for summer holidays has spiked. Ryanair hopes to meet that demand, and announced three new Greece routes set to begin on 1 July, as well as extra frequencies on other sunshine routes to Greece. The...
  • UK domestic cruises set to begin on 17 May

    There is a wave of optimism cruisers could be boarding ships again at UK ports from 17 May. Maritime Minister Robert Courts told MPs the government hopes to have cruises running again as domestic-only sailings. The government is working with the home nations to make...
  • UK’s new Global Health Insurance Card

    A new Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will gradually replace existing European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) the Government has announced. Under Britain’s new agreement with the EU, UK residents’ rights to emergency and medically necessary healthcare will continue when travelling in the EU. This includes...