Thousands of holidays cancelled as Turkey added to Covid quarantine list | Turkey holidays

Tens of thousands of holidays to Turkey are being cancelled after the UK government added the country to the quarantine list on Thursday night, dashing hopes of a boost for the travel industry from late summer sun and October half-term breaks.

The announcement was tweeted by transport secretary Grant Shapps, stating that all arrivals into the UK from Turkey would need to self-isolate for 14 days from 4am on 3

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Can I travel to Italy? Latest quarantine rules and holiday coronavirus advice

ITALY remains one of the few destinations still open to Brits without quarantine restrictions, having remained on the travel corridor list following last night’s announcement.

However, there are some restrictions when entering the country as well as when travelling around – here is everything you need to know about a holiday to Italy.

Italy is welcoming British tourists - but with some restrictions

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Italy is welcoming British tourists – but with some restrictionsCredit: EPA

What is the current

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Coronavirus crackdown on pubs in Scotland, and could travel quarantine be reduced?

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Wednesday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Thursday morning.

1. Pubs and restaurants close in central Scotland

The top story in the UK today concerns the major new restrictions announced in Scotland. All pubs and restaurants across central Scotland – which is home to 3.4 million people and includes the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh

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People travelling from regional Victoria to Canberra may not have to quarantine: CHO | The Canberra Times

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People travelling to Canberra from most parts of regional Victoria may not have to quarantine when they arrive in the territory. However any Victorians entering the territory from the state must still be granted an exemption from the ACT government The territory’s chief health officer Kerryn Coleman says she is closely examining the situation in Victoria, with any

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UK ‘travel task force’ to look at cutting virus quarantine

The UK government has launched a “travel task force” to explore ways to introduce Covid-19 testing for people arriving from foreign countries to reduce the current 14-day self-isolation quarantine period.

The new group will work alongside industry to identify options to reduce the current self-isolation period while protecting public health, the Department for Transport announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Ministers introduced a quarantine system in June under which people arriving from

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Why Air Canada thinks it’s time to drop mandatory quarantine when travelling

Air Canada is pushing to drop the 14-day mandatory quarantine period for travellers returning to the country in favour of a test-based approach despite multiple flights still landing in the country with COVID-19 positive passengers.

The airline revealed the idea in a social media post on Tuesday, saying that more than 99 per cent of 15,000 voluntary COVID-19 tests taken by international customers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have tested

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Donald Trump tries to play down severity of coronavirus as Pentagon leaders go into quarantine

US President Donald Trump appeared to be using his bout with Covid-19 to try to gain an advantage over his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, even as the number of infections around him continued to rise and some of America’s top military leaders went into quarantine.

General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; General James McConville, the Army chief of staff; and several other Pentagon leaders are

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Thailand offers new extended-stay visas for Hong Kong, Macau, but quarantine leaves tourism sector’s travel bubble dreams on hold



a group of people with luggage at an airport: Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport before Covid-19 put a freeze on most international travel. Photo: AFP


Tourists walk through Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport before Covid-19 put a freeze on most international travel. Photo: AFP

Thailand’s consulate in Hong Kong has launched a visa programme that will allow residents from the city and Macau to stay in the country for up to nine months, though a mandatory 14-day quarantine means the offer is unlikely to move the dial on travel, a tourism sector lawmaker has said.

The Tourism

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“Covid passport” that could help air passengers avoid quarantine begins UK trial next week

A “Covid passport” designed to help passengers avoid quarantine is being launched.

It will be used on Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Singapore from Wednesday, and on United Airlines flights between London Heathrow and New York next week.

The trial could be expanded to cover routes in Europe and Asia within three months.

The passport will be stored on a passenger’s phone and can hold test results to

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‘Air traffic in the Gulf could surge’ if GCC lifts quarantine rules – Airlines, Adel Ali, Air Arabia, 14-day Quarantine, Quarantine Rules

Air traffic in the Gulf region could rapidly increase if the GCC introduced a uniform travel policy that did away with the current 14-day quarantine requirements in favour of an effective testing system.

That is the projection of the CEO of Air Arabia, Adel Ali, who believes that commercial flying could see a “rapid comeback” as soon as consumers are confident in travelling again.

People are currently being put off

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Chicago quarantine COVID-19 travel order: Alaska added to list; officials warn of rising Indiana coronavirus cases

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago’s COVID-19 emergency travel order was updated to include Alaska Tuesday, with Georgia and Texas being removed.

Chicago health officials are also warning about rising cases in Indiana, which could be added to the quarantine order next week if the state’s average daily cases does not decrease.

States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than 15 per 100,000 per day

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1MDB Trial Adjourned With Najib in Quarantine

(Bloomberg) — Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial was delayed as the former Malaysian premier is in quarantine after traveling to the Borneo state of Sabah, a new hotspot for the country’s coronavirus outbreak.



a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (C) arrives at the Duta Court complex awaiting a verdict in his corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on July 28, 2020.


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Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak (C) arrives at the Duta Court complex awaiting a verdict in his corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on July 28, 2020.

The trial will resume Oct. 19 as

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Holidays: ‘Next step’ to reduce travel quarantine period unveiled by Grant Shapps | Travel News | Travel

A task force to develop a coronavirus testing system for travellers arriving in the UK has been unveiled by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps today. The government said the group will “identify options to reduce the self-isolation period while protecting public health”. Currently, anyone arriving in the UK from certain countries overseas must self-isolate for 14 days.

“Our understanding of the science now means we can intensify efforts to develop options

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Why Air Canada thinks it’s time to drop mandatory quarantine when travelling

TORONTO —
Air Canada is pushing to drop the 14-day mandatory quarantine period for travellers returning to the country in favour of a test-based approach despite multiple flights still landing in the country with COVID-19 positive passengers.

The airline revealed the idea in a social media post on Tuesday, saying that more than 99 per cent of 15,000 voluntary COVID-19 tests taken by international customers at Toronto Pearson International Airport

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Vermont travel map shrinks, 2.7 million travelers may visit without quarantine

As the number of known COVID-19 cases across the Northeast continues to grow, Vermont is tightening its travel restrictions once again. The newest update to the state’s cross state travel map shows approximately 2.7 million travelers are eligible to travel to Vermont without observing a two-week quarantine. That’s the lowest number of travelers since the map was first released in early June, according to officials who manage the map with … Read More

Welsh Government ‘actively considering’ quarantine rule for people travelling from UK lockdown areas | Wales

The Welsh Government is “actively considering” imposing quarantine restrictions on people travelling into Wales from areas of the UK with high levels of coronavirus.

First Minister Mark Drakeford had previously called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce travel restrictions for people in areas of England under local lockdown.

People living in parts of Wales subject to local restrictions must not enter or leave that area without a reasonable excuse

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Chicago residents ‘strongly advised’ to avoid Indiana, which may make next week’s quarantine travel list

Indiana is again in danger of being added to Chicago’s quarantine travel order next week, officials announced Tuesday.



a person talking on a cell phone: In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.


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In this file photo, Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) approaches the podium during a news conference held at City Hall in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020.

While the neighboring state is still just at a warning

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Despite quarantine, travel credit cards are ramping back up

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private pools, fancy meals in Thailand’s luxury quarantine

A private infinity pool, gourmet meals — and two temperature checks a day. Welcome to five-star quarantine in Thailand, where well-heeled tourists can live in luxury while obeying some of the world’s strictest anti-coronavirus measures.

After barring visitors for six months, the tourism-reliant country is reopening to a small number of holidaymakers, with the first batch arriving in Phuket, a popular resort island, in the coming weeks.

But before enjoying

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Massachusetts removes 4 more states from quarantine exemption list

Massachusetts is removing four more states from the list of exemptions from its out-of-state travel rules, following increases in their respective COVID-19 rates.



a sign over a metal fence: A sign on the Zakim Bridge in Boston urges out-of-state travelers arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days.


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A sign on the Zakim Bridge in Boston urges out-of-state travelers arriving in Massachusetts to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Department of Public Health officials announced Friday evening that Colorado, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Washington state no longer meet the criteria to

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