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.


“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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You can book a 4-month cruise trip for 2022 to visit 16 countries, from Spain and Greece to Australia

  • British cruise line Cunard has opened bookings for a 118-night cruise that will travel to 16 countries starting in 2022.
  • Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 ship will depart from New York City on January 3, 2022, and will travel to Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia before returning to New York City on May 1, 2022.
  • The ship even has a planetarium so guests can stargaze in the middle of the ocean.
  • Ticket prices for the Queen Mary cruise range from $15,149 to $72,899 per person, with an additional $1,710 charge for taxes, fees, and port expenses.
  • The CDC’s no-sail order for cruise ships continues through October 31 at the time of writing. Additionally, the CDC warns that “travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19” and states that “staying home” is the best way to protect others from and stay protected from COVID-19.

You could spend four months

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Greece: Cruise ship cleared to go after COVID scare

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Passengers of the Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship stand outside their cabins as the ship is docked at Piraeus port, near Athens on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Greek authorities say 12 crew members on a Maltese-flagged cruise ship carrying more than 1,500 people on a Greek islands tour have tested positive for coronavirus and have been isolated on board.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Health inspectors in Greece say an emergency docking order for a cruise ship near Athens can now be lifted after crew members suspected of having been infected with COVID-19 tested negative.

The Maltese-flagged Mein Schiff 6, carrying more than 1,500 people, was rerouted from a Greek island cruise and ordered to sail to the port of Piraeus after sample testing of the crew indicated that 12 ship staff

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Cruise-Line Crew Test Positive for Virus on TUI Vessel in Greece

(Bloomberg) — Twelve crew members on a TUI AG cruise ship carrying more than 900 passengers tested positive for the coronavirus following spot checks at the start of a trip in Greece.

The TUI Cruises staff were among 150 tested before the Mein Schiff 6 departed Heraklion on Crete for the port of Piraeus near Athens, Greek authorities said Monday.

All 600 crew had earlier been screened for the virus, undergone 14 days of self isolation, and then passed a further check as part of precautionary measures, according to TUI. Following the Greek alert the 12 have undergone a rapid viral test on board, with results back for six, all of them negative, it said.

The affected crew members have been isolated in rooms with separate ventilation systems set aside for such incidents, according Greece’s Shipping Ministry. A team of Health Ministry officials will run a new round of

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Holidays: Package deals to Greece drop by more than 40 percent amid travel corridor change | Travel News | Travel

Travel corridor destinations are rapidly being cut by the Government, however, one holiday favourite remains. Despite, this due to lessening demand for holidays in 2020 the cost of travel to Greece has been slashed by almost half.

According to new data from TravelSupermarket, holidaymakers looking to jet off to tourist hotspots such as Corfu and Kos could offer some affordable late summer sun deals.

Though some islands in Greece have been axed from England travel corridor list, including Crete, Lesvos, Mykonos, Santorini, Serifos, Tinos and Zakynthos, other popular destinations remain.

Under current advice, holidaymakers from England can still enjoy a trip to Rhodes, Corfu and Kos.

And with prices down by up to 41 percent, Britons could nab a deal in the process.

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Currently, Scotland has axed all of Greece from its travel corridor list.

Wales also has slightly different

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