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All 11 countries to be removed from the UK's travel 'red list' less than two weeks after being added

Hotel quarantine for travellers arriving in England from red list countries is set to be scrapped, along with the so-called 'red list', from 4am on Wednesday 15 December.

14 December 2021

PCR testing firm Randox forced to give customers clearer information on wait times and refund rights following talks with the regulator

PCR travel test provider Randox Health has changed its terms and conditions to be clearer on when customers can expect tests and results to arrive and when they can cancel an order and claim a refund.

3 December 2021

Your travel refund rights explained amid Covid-19 testing and quarantining shake-up

Holidaymakers with trips booked to Spain, Switzerland and Israel face disruption due to new Covid-19 entry requirements for all three destinations - including Spain banning unvaccinated tourists from 1 December. Below we explain what's changing and your refund rights if you can no longer travel.

30 November 2021

Fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales can save £20 using day two lateral flows tests that will shortly replace PCR tests

The Government has today released its approved list of private testing providers that will offer day two lateral flow tests for fully vaccinated travellers to England and Wales. Travellers will be able to save £20 using lateral flow tests compared to pricier PCRs.

22 October 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

New greener petrol being introduced across Britain by 1 September – but 600,000 vehicles are incompatible and it could push up costs

E10, a greener type of unleaded fuel, is being rolled out across forecourts in England, Scotland and Wales this summer.

17 August 2021

17 awesome August holiday savers – if you're going away or you've decided to stay

It's summer, but many who'd normally go abroad are staying at home and many others have left booking anything till the last minute. So whether you're holidaying in the UK or overseas, we've 17 MoneySavers to help.

17 August 2021

Petrol prices hit highest level since 2013, says the AA – here's how to cut costs

Petrol prices have hit their highest level since October 2013, according to motoring firm the AA.

16 July 2021

Travellers warned of 10-week passport renewal wait - so apply NOW if hoping to go away this summer

Hopeful holidaymakers have been urged to apply for new passports or to renew existing ones as soon as possible to avoid delays of up to ten weeks. Usually passports take between four and six weeks to be processed.

12 April 2021

Travel traffic light system to be introduced - here's how it will work

The Government has unveiled details of how it plans to open up foreign travel this summer for those in England, with countries to be graded under a new traffic light system which will determine whether travellers need to quarantine and what coronavirus tests are required.

9 April 2021