Travel latest news: Britons back flight ban for people who haven’t been vaccinated, poll suggests

There are now 24 feasible holiday destinations, but travellers are in need of advice on complex  restrictions, including requirements for PCR tests and insurance, according to Kuoni. Sample offers that the ‘concierge team’ can assist with, include: 


Kurumba Maldives, staying in a superior room for 10 nights on a bed & breakfast basis, from £2,279 per person departing January 12 and 19, 2021 with direct flights on Sri Lankan Airlines from London Heathrow.


Sugar Bay Barbados, staying in a Signature Room for seven nights, all-inclusive from £2,849 per person departing December 23, 2020. Save up to 30 per cent. Flights based on British Airways from London Gatwick.

Derek Jones, chief executive of Kuoni said: 

We’re expecting that the late travel market over the winter months is going to get much busier – so this is about helping customers through the maze.  Travel isn’t as simple and booking, packing and off you go. There are a few hoops to jump through – but it’s our job to make it simple for people and that’s what our new team is in place to do.

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Travel latest news: Britons await quarantine rule shake-up following months of holiday chaos

British holidaymakers can expect a Government announcement on airport testing “in the coming days,” it was revealed at the virtual Conservative Party conference on Saturday. 

A testing plan could shake-up quarantine rules and potentially bring an end to the months of travel chaos that Britons have endured under current regulations.

Airport testing was a “key priority,” Steve Barclay, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, told Heathrow boss John Holland-Kaye on Saturday, adding that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and Health Secretary Matt Hancock should make an announcement on this “in the coming days”.

Thousands of package holidays were cancelled following the latest Thursday evening quarantine-list update from Grant Shapps, which saw Turkey, Poland and Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba – a trio of Caribbean islands – struck from the quarantine exempt-list due to rising infection rates. 

In what has become a weekly pattern, Britons in these countries scrambled to return to the UK before 4am on Saturday to avoid 14 days of self-isolation. 

Spain was the first nation to be added to the quarantine list (on July 25) after travel corridors were first announced on July 6. Since then, holiday map has continued to shrink, leaving Britons with just six restriction-free options.

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Travel latest news: Britons scramble to get home from Portugal in time

A holiday to Sweden, the Azores and Madeira will likely surge in appeal thanks to yesterday’s announcement. Sweden is on the travel corridor list for the first time this summer and though the mainland of Portugal is now off limits, holidaymakers can still visit two of its best islands as long as they travel on a direct flight. What’s more, prices are significantly lower than they were this time last year according to

For example, a return flight to Stockholm from the UK will set you back just £36pp, compared to the usual September average of £138. You can also buy a return flight to Madeira for £155pp; the September average for this route is £210.

Jo McClintock, Brand Director for Skyscanner commented: 

We are seeing a highly responsive travel community at present, rapidly adapting to the news agenda and changing travel landscape. When new restrictions were announced for British travellers from France and Spain, we saw travellers adapt their booking preferences, opting for countries which were on the travel corridors list. As well as destination preferences, we’re increasingly seeing travellers waiting until the last minute to book and opting for flexible ticket options in order to continue to travel in the current climate. With Sweden, Madeira and the Azores restriction free destinations for Brits, we expect to see interest in searches and bookings rise for these destinations on in the coming days.

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