Planning a Trip: Travel Advice During The Pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak threatened the world and public health drastically over the past several months. Lockdowns and other restrictions are necessary measures to save lives, but they have changed our lifestyles and limited our opportunities to move freely significantly.

Since COVID-19 first appeared, late December last year, about 35,500,000 people have been infected and more than 1.000,000 have died worldwide. The numbers are frightening, and they continue to rise, therefore the countries all over the world have established travel advisories and rules to help us stay safe. If you do wish to travel or if you cannot avoid it due to family obligations or work, here is everything you need to know before you depart. 

Things to consider before you leave 

First things first, you should ask yourself whether you are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 or if you live with someone who might be. It is

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Planning a Trip: Travel Advice During The Pandemic – Press Release

The coronavirus outbreak threatened the world and public health drastically over the past several months. Lockdowns and other restrictions are necessary measures to save lives, but they have changed our lifestyles and limited our opportunities to move freely significantly.

Since COVID-19 first appeared, late December last year, about 35,500,000 people have been infected and more than 1.000,000 have died worldwide. The numbers are frightening, and they continue to rise, therefore the countries all over the world have established travel advisories and rules to help us stay safe. If you do wish to travel or if you cannot avoid it due to family obligations or work, here is everything you need to know before you depart. 

Things to consider before you leave 

First things first, you should ask yourself whether you are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 or if you live with someone who might be. It is

Read More

Holidays: How to book a holiday as quarantine list chops & changes – expert travel advice | Travel News | Travel

Holidays are pretty difficult to organise at the moment with travel restrictions rife and constantly changing. The latest changes to the quarantine list were announced on Thursday – but it was a mixed bag. The good news is that the Greek islands Lesvos, Santorini, Serifos and Zakynthos have now been moved to the travel corridor list.

Anyone travelling back from these four islands and mainland Greece will not have to quarantine any more. Only Mykonos and Crete still come with quarantine requirements.

However the bad news is that entry restrictions for Italy have been ramped up.

A negative COVID test is now required when you arrive in Italy from the UK. You’ll be asked to show evidence that you tested negative in a test administered in the 72 hours before your travel.

In short, going abroad is a complex business. Express.co.uk spoke exclusively to Craig Ashford, Director at TravelUp for

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Holidays: Simon Calder shares travel advice and bookings tips for Italy, Greece and beyond | Travel News | Travel

Holidays are at the mercy of the shrinking travel corridor list. Every week, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps shares the latest updates to the ‘safe’ list of where Britons can go without having to quarantine. And every week, more destinations are removed – and it’s feared more will be axed later today.

“We just don’t know,” Calder said.

Italy and Greece are currently among a handful of countries Britons can travel to without any restrictions at all.

However, rising cases could see the two hotspots moved to the quarantine list this week.

“It’s entirely possible the Greek mainland might be put on the no-go list tonight, or Italy, we just don’t know,” said Calder.

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“We don’t know exactly what the government’s grounds are for putting places on but no go list,” the expert continued.

“We do know that it’s much tougher to get off the no go less than

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