Latest UK Travel News as of 16:00 Monday 21 December

The following countries have issued travel restrictions to and from the UK as a result of the new COVID mutation that has been found in parts of the UK. As of 16:00 the latest countries to have suspended flights from the UK are: Spain Russia Israel Iran Saudi Arabia Jordon And from Latin America the following countries have banned flights …

Covid: UK isolation period shortened to 10 days

Self-isolation for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus will be shortened from 14 to 10 days across the UK from Monday 14 December. The change will also apply to people instructed to quarantine after returning from high-risk countries. And it means anyone who has been self-isolating for 10 days or more will be able to end their quarantine on Monday. …

ExpressTest facility Edinburgh Airport

Some airlines are requesting passengers have proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test ahead of travel and we encourage passengers to check their airline’s guidance and requirements ahead of travel. We have introduced a Covid-19 drive-through screening service centre in front of the terminal to provide a fast and accurate PCR swab test with results emailed or texted to customers …

Countries removed from the Travel corridor list

The Government has announced that the following countries will be removed from the UK Travel corridor list: Canary Islands People arriving in the UK from the Canary Islands  from Saturday 12 December 2020 will need to self-isolate for 2 weeks as the Canary Islands are removed from the travel corridor list. From 15 December, passengers arriving into the UK from countries not featured on the Government’s travel …

UK residents: will you be travelling to Europe after Brexit in 2021?

The Brexit transition period is coming to an end, meaning rules on travelling to and from European Union (EU) countries will change on January 1, 2021. The special relationship between the UK and EU will end – and many fear that Brits will be barred from entering the EU in the new year as the country’s coronavirus cases continue to …

Turkey to Abolish Visa Requirements for parts of the EU and UK

The ABTA Destinations team have been advised by the Turkish authorities that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has stated that as of 2 March 2020 Turkey has decided to exempt visa requirements for members of the European Union Schengen area, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, as well as United Kingdom citizens for touristic travel to Turkey for every 90 …

Client review of Daxing Airport

We received a wonderful email from one of our clients to tell us about their experience at the new Daxing Airport… ‘Yesterday I flew back from Beijing, the day the new Daxing airport opened. I was actually the very first passenger to board the inaugural BA38 from Daxing to London ! The new airport is spectacular. There were some teething …

Behind the scenes at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Brian and Natasha took off to Paris for the day for a combined behind the scenes tour of Paris CDG Airport hosted by KLM, Air France and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to promote Terminal 2E as a major worldwide connection hub with Europe and the rest of the world. Looking at faster security for connecting flights, sky priority check-in …