Covid: Lateral flow tests to replace PCRs for vaccinated travellers from October 24
Vaccinated travellers entering England from abroad will be able to take a day two lateral flow test instead of a more expensive PCR test from Monday 24 October, in a move by the UK Government to make going abroad cheaper and easier ahead of October half-term.
15 October 2021
Latest coronavirus 'traffic light' travel update due this week
The next update of the coronavirus 'traffic light' travel system, used to govern the action holidaymakers take when they return to the UK from overseas, is due to take place this week. This will provide the latest information on which destinations will feature on the Government's 'green', 'amber' and 'red' travel lists.
16 September 2021
Returning to Wales from abroad? You can pick your own PCR test provider from 21 September to save money
Travellers returning to Wales from abroad will be able to use cheap PCR tests from providers on the UK Government's list of approved firms from 21 September.
13 September 2021
Canada and Switzerland to move to the 'green' travel list in the latest 'traffic light' update - but Montenegro and Thailand will turn 'red'
Seven destinations, including Canada and Switzerland, will be added to the 'green' traffic light list from next week, the UK government has announced. The system is used to govern the action holidaymakers must take when they return to the UK from overseas.
26 August 2021
France travel restrictions eased in latest 'traffic light' system shake-up – fully vaccinated holidaymakers WON'T have to quarantine on their return
France is to be moved back on to the Government's standard 'amber' list from Sunday for travellers returning to England. The change means holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated or under 18 will not have to self-isolate on their return.
5 August 2021
Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca to move back on to 'amber' list in new travel restrictions shake-up – your rights
Spain's Balearic Islands - including Ibiza, Majorca and Menorca - are to be moved from the Government's 'green' travel list to the amber list from Monday for travellers returning to England, Scotland and Wales. The change means holidaymakers who are not fully vaccinated or under 18 will have to self-isolate for up to 10 days on their return.
14 July 2021
Fully vaccinated holidaymakers WON'T have to quarantine on return from amber list countries after 19 July as Government eases restrictions
Holidaymakers who are fully vaccinated and children under 18 will no longer need to quarantine when returning to England from amber list countries after Monday 19 July
9 July 2021
Portugal axed from travel 'green list' after traffic light scheme review – your rights
Portugal is to be taken off England and Northern Ireland's 'green list' of quarantine-free travel destinations next Tuesday
8 June 2021
Covid uncertainty means holiday bookings are a risk - 19 need-to-knows to cut costs and protect your pocket in the UK and abroad
The rules on holidaying have changed radically. Until this week, in England, only stays away in self-contained accommodation were allowed, but as of 17 May hotel stays and sleepovers at friends' are back.
25 May 2021
England's 'green list' of quarantine-free holiday destinations unveiled - including Portugal, Gibraltar and Israel
Holidays abroad could get the go-ahead from 17 May as an announcement from Grant Shapps, the secretary of state for the Department for Transport is expected today. It's thought a 'green list' of countries that Brits will be able to travel to without needing to quarantine on return will also be revealed.
7 May 2021
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