Travel & Hotel

Ministers accused of ‘U-turns and confusion’ over international travel rules

Boris Johnson faced claims his system for international travel is in “chaos” after proposals for a new “amber watchlist” category were abandoned.

a group of people with luggage at an airport: Passengers in the international arrivals hall at Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Passengers in the international arrivals hall at Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport (Steve Parsons/PA)

The Prime Minister pledged to keep travel rules during the pandemic as simple as possible and senior sources ruled out the prospect of a new category.

Meanwhile, it has emerged the head of the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), which advises on the travel rules, has quietly left her post without a successor being appointed.

The Government had been considering the

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Travel Destination

UAE lifts ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan

DUBAI (Reuters) -The United Arab Emirates will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights including from India and Pakistan, the National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA) said on Tuesday.

India and Pakistan are important markets for Emirates, Etihad Airways and other UAE carriers flydubai and Air Arabia.

The Gulf state, a major international travel hub, had banned passengers from many South Asian and African states travelling through its airports this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

NCEMA said on Twitter that passengers travelling from countries where flights had been banned would be able to transit through its airports

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Travel Tips

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announces new traveling vaccination program

WESTBURY, Nassau County (WABC) — Nassau County announced a new traveling vaccination program, in hopes of increasing vaccinations.

County Executive Laura Curran says the program will allow the Department of Health to travel to businesses, restaurants, shops, and more.

Employees and family members will then be able to get vaccinated for free on-site.

In fact, restaurant staff at Café Baci in Westbury, where the county executive held the press conference, did just that.

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Lawrence Eisenstein also took part in the vaccination event.

The Moderna vaccine was given to the restaurant employees.

“I feel good, I

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Travel & Hotel

The traffic light system has been an unmitigated disaster. Time to take a leaf out of America’s book

I don’t care who takes the credit. Boris, Rishi or Jesus Christ Superstar. What matters is that, two weeks after our already-delayed “Freedom Day”, the Government is finally recognising that its wretchedly complicated traffic-light system is a ghastly headache for holiday-makers and travel industry alike.

We are inching (no more than that) towards some sort of common sense. The prime minister has personally intervened – or was it the Chancellor? – to block the “amber watchlist”, which would have put countries like Spain, France and Greece under threat of imminently turning red, forcing even the fully vaccinated into hotel quarantine.

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Travel Packages

Number of children stopped at border likely hits record; 11 hours of questioning for Cuomo; Tokyo update | National

Heavy rains could cause flash floods in the southern Rockies, which increases the risk of debris flows from recent wildfire burn scars. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the forecast.

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021. Let’s get caught up.

Here are today’s top stories, celebrity birthdays and a look back at this date in history.


FILE – In this Thursday, June 10, 2021, file photo, a pair of migrant families from Brazil pass through a gap in the border wall to reach the United States after crossing from

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Travel Tips

Travel tips to take stress out of flying | Advice

Mary Hunt

Flying is back. More people boarded commercial planes in the U.S. this past Thursday than the comparable same pre-pandemic day in 2019.

The Transportation Security Administration reported that 2,147,090 travelers passed through its security checkpoints, a good indicator for what’s to come over the next few months. If you plan to travel by air this summer, one thing is for certain: You won’t be alone. The TSA estimated that summer air travel is going to break records.

It goes without saying that you need to get to the airport early. But this summer, as things return to normal,

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