Posts Tagged ‘ coronavirus ’

Who isn’t confused?

Oct 11th, 2020 | By

Science drives my thinking too and my thinking is I am too confused by all this creation of confusion to do anything about travelling at all.



Fancy Mauritius? Then face the hurdles

Oct 10th, 2020 | By

Either you want visitors in which case you have to make travel and entry a little easier or you refuse entry to visitors for a bit longer.



Has COVID-19 affected your travel plans?

Oct 1st, 2020 | By

When we last conducted this survey at the end of May, the response was so significant that other travel and news publications ran the story.



Renewing travel insurance

Oct 1st, 2020 | By

But from now on it has become doubly important that you check your policies to make sure that you are covered for at least the following which all related to the coronavirus;



Testing all airline passengers

Sep 26th, 2020 | By

IATA believes that testing all airline passengers would grow passenger confidence and thus bolster international travel which at present is 92% down on 2019.



Can travel be saved?

Sep 15th, 2020 | By

Politicians have to find a way to marry the movement of people at the same time as protecting them from the pandemic.



Is travelling getting to be a chore?

Sep 12th, 2020 | By

Do you remember the good old days when you booked a trip and an hour after landing you had your feet up on a sun lounger?



Weekly holiday review 11th September 2020

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

The good news is that Sweden has been taken off the quarantine list so you can now travel there without the need to self-isolate



Could the UK be placed on more red lists?

Sep 7th, 2020 | By

So far British holidaymakers have really only been considering the rules imposed by the UK and the devolved nations. We need to start watching the reactions of other countries to what is happening in the UK.



Get the right test

Sep 3rd, 2020 | By
cartoon of angry suitcase

The problem is that there are more than one test so make sure you get the correct one otherwise you might be placed in quarantine



Portugal opens – at speed!

Aug 22nd, 2020 | By

In many ways, Portugal could turn out to be a winner for tourism over the next few months.



Stricter controls at Machu Picchu

Aug 17th, 2020 | By

The opening date has been postponed again but this time no future date has been suggested.



Weekly holiday review 14th August 2020

Aug 14th, 2020 | By

The big news of the week, as if I need to tell you, is that as of 4am tomorrow, you will need to go into a 14-day quarantine on returning from France, Malta and the Netherlands and the Turks & Caicos Islands.



Holiday cases of the virus

Aug 13th, 2020 | By
Bournemouth beach

What I do question is the role played by the holidaymaker.



Weekly holiday review 7th August 2020

Aug 7th, 2020 | By

Our weekly catch up of how the virus is affecting countries we can visit



Weekly holiday review 31st July 2020

Jul 31st, 2020 | By

As we foretold earlier this week, each Friday for the next few weeks Just about Travel will look at some favourite holiday destinations overseas. The purpose is to see whether the number of cases of COVID-19 is increasing and thus might be liable to being placed on the UK government’s “don’t travel” list. The measure we are using is the 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 as revealed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/cases-2019-ncov-eueea. We could talk
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What’s a person to do?

Jul 30th, 2020 | By

Some medical experts have urged people to use their own transport rather than public transport so what’s a person to do?



What to expect in Greece

Jul 15th, 2020 | By

Now that Britons are free to travel to Greece what might we expect?



Travel Safe

Jul 14th, 2020 | By

The idea is that we travel safely to return safely and not to spend time in clinics, medical practices or hospitals because we thought we could never catch the destructive coronavirus.



Forget Australia this year?

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Australian tourism minister yesterday said that the Australian border might stay closed until next year for short term visitors.



Overseas holidays – yes or no?

Jun 14th, 2020 | By

I have talked myself around to saying there will be a summer international tourism season but It might exclude places such as those where the numbers are still increasing.



Global travel is a cause of the virus spread

Jun 12th, 2020 | By

How does tourism develop after the virus yet not plunge the world into a second wave?



Calamity – another shortage

Jun 10th, 2020 | By
mamite jar in bag for liquid items inspection

What B&B, guesthouse and hotel in the UK can call itself one of the best if it has no Marmite on the breakfast table?



Coronavirus crisis: We are not ‘all in this together’

Jun 8th, 2020 | By

It’s simply not true to say “we are all in it together’ writes Kaye Holland



To quarantine or not to quarantine?

Jun 4th, 2020 | By
cartoon of a traveller

The UK government has, to use an old-fashioned phrase, got its knickers in a twist over the proposed fourteen day quarantine advice.



Keeping us safe the TUI way

May 29th, 2020 | By

For those of you who might be tempted to take a TUI holiday here are the ten things that TUI is putting into place to ensure our safety



Travel insurance clauses

May 23rd, 2020 | By

What insurance companies will have to do in the future is to convince us that their policies are worth the cost and aren’t just a list of wriggle-free clauses.



What is a long-haul flight like?

May 15th, 2020 | By
Hong Kong

She tells a simple story and compelling but one which we might have to face if we might have to face if we decide to travel long-haul.