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Free lateral flow tests in Wales extended until 31 July for people showing signs of Covid

Free lateral flow tests in Wales will continue to be available for people showing Covid symptoms up until 30 July.

24 June 2022

British Airways passengers previously offered vouchers for Covid cancelled flights can now claim cash refunds - here's how

British Airways passengers who feel they were wrongly handed vouchers for cancelled flights during the pandemic can now get cash refunds following a U-turn by the airline. But you need to actively request that your voucher is transferred into cash - we explain how to do this below.

30 March 2022

£500 Test and Trace support scheme to end in England on Thursday – here’s what's happening

The Test and Trace £500 support scheme is going to scrapped, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.

23 February 2022

Covid-hit businesses eligible for new Government support scheme

Businesses that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic could receive a grant of up to £6,000 under a new £1 billion support package.

21 December 2021

France to ban UK holidaymakers, causing chaos for Christmas travel plans - here are your refund rights

Only those with a "compelling" reason will now be able to enter the country but this doesn't include travel for tourist or business reasons. This applies whether you're vaccinated or not.

16 December 2021

British Airways passenger wins cash refund in court after being 'pushed' to accept vouchers for Covid cancelled flights

A MoneySaver has successfully taken British Airways to the small claims court and been awarded £300 after disputing the airline's decision to issue vouchers instead of a cash refund for flights cancelled due to the pandemic.

26 November 2021

Covid: Lateral flow tests to replace PCRs for vaccinated travellers from Sunday 24 October

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 Sunday 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