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Heathrow Airport Boss Bemoans ‘Unacceptable’ Hours-Long Border Queues

Heathrow Airport CEO Emma Gilthorpe told MPs the wait for processing at border points is at an ‘unacceptable level’ with waits of up to six hours. Gilthorpe told the Home Affairs Select Committee ‘the level of complexity of the processes’ is causing huge bottlenecks. Due to specific protocols, all of Heathrow’s self-service e-gates at passport …

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Ministers Urged To Stick To May 17 Deadline For Restarting International Travel

Ministers are being urged to maintain the May 17 deadline for the resumption of international travel as laid out in the government’s Covid-19 roadmap. A delay to the restart date will see airlines and airports continue to suffer, the government has been warned. MPs on the Commons transport committee said that the initial target date …

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Ryanair Rolls Out Covid-19 Travel Wallet

Ryanair has officially launched its Covid-19 Travel Wallet, where customers can upload details of Covid documents such as negative PCR tests, vaccination certificates. The budget carrier, which has already said it would roll out such a system, said the wallet is only available in the Ryanair app. The UK government’s Global Travel Taskforce is discussing whether …

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Andalucía Introduces Covid-19 Insurance For Tourists

Andalucía is to offer Covid-19 travel insurance to international visitors staying in regulated accommodation this year. The region, one of Spain’s most popular tourist destinations among Brits, has introduced its International Travel Insurance for non-resident travellers, which will be in place until December 31, 2021. Cover includes medical, surgical and hospital expenses related to Covid, …

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British Airways Offers Covid-19 Tests For Just £33

British Airways is offering discounted test kits from government-approved Covid-19 testing provider Qured, at an ‘exclusive’ price of £33. Qured will deliver rapid antigen tests to travellers, who can take the kits with them to be used anywhere in the world. Following a video consultation with a health advisor, results are available in 20 minutes. The health …

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