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Holidaymakers rushing to book sunny winter getaways in the Maldives and Canary Islands find it less easy than expected

The current restrictions mean that although the Maldives were given a travel corridor with the UK on Thursday, visitors will still need to be quarantined on their return unless they fly directly to their destination The only airline that offers this service is BA; considerably limiting the options for the British

Derek Jones, CEO of luxury travel agency Kuoni, told Travel Weekly: « It’s always horribly complicated. If you take any other route [than direct BA flights], you are always stuck. quarantine on your return « 

The Canary Islands also got a travel corridor this week, but the Spanish government recently said it was considering new protocols that would require Britons and other tourists from countries with high case rates to take a test Covid-19 negative within 48 hours of departure, to enter

Alan Cross, Head of Trade at Jet2holidays, said: « At the moment we are just clarifying with the UK government and the Canary Islands government the entry and exit requirements So continue to visit our website for information on this subject « 

Yet demand for both destinations is high Paul Charles, CEO of travel consultancy The PC Agency, told Telegraph Travel: « After speaking with several tour operators and travel agents over the past 24 hours , they have each made hundreds of bookings for the Maldives and the Canary Islands to travel within the next three months including Christmas « 

A police force in England has said it will try to prevent people from leaving Wales, which today entered a 17-day lockdown over a ‘firewall’

Gloucestershire Gendarmerie to patrol roads from Wales and arrest drivers they say make long journeys, AP reports Those who do not have a good excuse will be asked to turn back If they do not comply, officers will notify their Welsh counterparts so they can take action as Gloucestershire Police do not have the power. to impose fines on people coming from Wales, the department said

It didn’t take long Just two days after the Canary Islands were granted a travel lane, the British descend

With the news that the Canary Islands are back on the map with a new travel lane, the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife is reopening earlier than planned

Local lockdowns with different restrictions and regulations in countries of origin have derided calls for a clear and consistent message on Covid-19

Newspaper footage of unwanted A380s lined up at desert airfields across the world seemed to be just another sign of the aviation industry’s seemingly inexorable decline, with the pandemic just the latest blow, writes James Gurney

So the news that Bremont has partnered with Rolls-Royce, a struggling company in these most troubling times, was curious to say the least. So what is Bremont doing?

Building a battery-powered airplane capable of breaking the speed record for electric flight is what Gurney writes:

In case you missed it on the blog yesterday, Greg Dickinson documented the ups and downs of a pre-holiday Covid test

« This is actually not the most comfortable procedure in the world – especially, for me, the throat, » he writes, « But remember it will all be done in less than a minute »

It’s not yet open to the British and probably won’t be until our infection rate drops But there will come a day when we can enjoy safari again, and South Africa is one of our readers’ favorite countries to do so Mike Unwin writes:

When the UK government first introduced the concept of ‘travel corridors’, the initial threshold for a country to achieve quarantine-free status was no more than 20 cases per 100,000 citizens over seven daysÂ

It seemed more and more ridiculous as the cases mounted, and we began to remove countries from our « green list » that had lower rates than ours Currently, the infection rate at seven dates in the Kingdom -Uni is 2131

But the government has apparently raised this threshold Sweden and Germany remained on the green list this week, while Denmark was reinstated despite a seven-day infection rate of 647 per 100,000

Another day, another brake on nightlife This time in Bulgaria, where the authorities will close clubs and discos in the capital Sofia on Sunday for two weeks

Speaking on national BTV television, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova also urged universities in Sofia to switch to online education and called on companies to have as many employees as possible working from home, Reuters reports

– The situation is that Sofia is becoming more and more alarming We have a further rise in infections and people in need of hospital treatment This is putting a strain on hospitals, â € “ she said

Kiara Scott leads a team of 50 farm laborers on the new Brookdale estate, which lies beneath the dramatically jagged mountains of Drakenstein near Paarl in South Africa

She is not only a woman who works as a senior winemaker in South Africa (unusual in itself) but at 27 she is one of the youngest She is also mixed race and raised in a township which , in the almost exclusively white and old Cape wine industry, makes it even more extraordinary Scott says:

If you are unsure of the rules in your area, our journalists have put together some practical explanations that will answer all of your questions:

Cyprus has placed the UK in Category B: this means tourists are allowed to travel, but they must provide a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival, obtained no more than 72 hours before the travel Test results can take the form of an email or text message, but the result itself and / or the appointment letter must include the date and time the test was taken Children under 12 do not need to be tested to travel to Cyprus Please see the Republic of Cyprus Information Office website for more information All travelers to Cyprus must complete a Cyprus Flight Pass before you travel, available on the Cyprus Flight Pass website You will be responsible for ensuring that your PCR test result is uploaded to Cyprus Flight Pass within 24 hours of your departure More details here

Germany has added the whole of the UK to its list of high-risk destinations Arrivals from high-risk countries must pass an arrival test, which most major German airports offer S ‘they have a negative test, they are free to continue their vacation, otherwise they can show proof of a negative test dating back less than 48 hours

Jersey requires arrivals in the UK to show proof of a negative Covid test or take a test on arrival if they want to avoid a 14-day quarantine

Before your arrival, you must complete and submit a travelers’ questionnaire between 12 and 48 hours before departure.If you have one, upload proof of a negative Covid-19 test, carried out 72 hours before departure

Upon arrival you will be given a health exam.If you have not uploaded your Covid-19 test result, you will be asked to show it at the airport If you have no proof test, you can take one at the airport and self-isolate at your accommodation until the results are known. It will take around 12 hours

Spanish regions urge central government to take action that would give them legal backing to impose curfews as country battles resurgent coronavirus outbreak

To date, 10 of Spain’s 17 regions, including Valencia, Asturias, Castile-La Mancha and the Basque Country, have called on the government to declare a state of emergency, which would allow regions to limit population movements

The regions expect the government to convene an extraordinary Council of Ministers on Sunday to approve the measure, Spanish media, including El Pais, reported

While many regions favor some form of curfew, the powerful region of Madrid opposes it, which has so far prevented a nationwide decision

This month, travel writer Simon Parker travels across Britain, from the tip of Shetland to the Isles of Scilly, to see how Covid has changed the nation

Already very windy here on the west coast of Scotland Just gusts of 70 mph tomorrow, apparently ð ???? ² ð ???? at ???? ï¸ ?? imageTwittercom / Ub1KvwTUGa

It’s going to be really tough today in the wind and rain, but I love capturing moments like these You see so much on a ð ???? ² – check out these kitesurfers off Troon, next to the #cycling #Britain golf course for @TelegraphTravel picTwittercom / yz97XhcRcW

Politicians have no interest in interfering with people’s shopping lists and their absurd plan is sure to backfire, writes Michael Deacon

At first I couldn’t believe what I was reading There must have been some mistake The headline on the BBC website was weird – Wales Lockdown, – he read – Supermarkets said only sell essential itemsâ ????

I looked at the Allowed to Sell Essentials Only screen? Why? And what exactly were “non-essential” items? And how, in practice, could their sale be prohibited? Perhaps, before you are allowed to approach the cashier, a government official will rummage through your cart, making a judgment on your planned purchases

A disturbing thought Then, however, I read the story It turned out that in reality the Welsh government had not recruited an army of cart inspectors or basket policemen

What he was doing, however, was no less insane It forbade supermarkets from stocking – not essential – items in the first place For example: microwave, hair dryer, birthday cards, books and even clothes

Flight prices to sunny fall destinations have increased tenfold in less than a day as new travel lanes on the island have sparked a mid-term vacation frenzy, reports Charles Hymas

Less than 24 hours after Secretary of Transport Grant Shapps opened the quarantine-free trip to the Spanish, Greek and Maldives islands, flights have sold or soared up to 10 times the price they were Thursday morning

Ryanair return flights from London Stansted to Tenerife on 24 October, i.e. £ 26 return before M Shappsâ ???? the ad sold out by mid-morning on Friday

Thomas Cook, who unveiled the Canary Islands vacation hours after the announcement, said vacation demand increased more than 20 times over the previous week for Spain vacations

The Czech Republic reported 15,252 new cases on October 23, the highest daily tally Deaths increased from 126 to 1971

The country is currently the center of the biggest wave of new Covid cases in Europe, and Prime Minister Andrej Babis has said he regrets ruling out stricter lockdown measures earlier

– I even apologize for the fact that I have ruled out this option (lockout measures) in the past because I was not able to imagine that this could happen, â ???? he said

Slovakia has reported 2,890 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally to date, as the country has launched an experimental testing program

Thousands of Slovaks are lining up to be tested for the coronavirus in the worst affected areas of the country on Friday, participating in a pilot program that will eventually expand nationwide

La Graciosa: an isolated volcanic world of low lava ridges and miles of powdery, white-golden beaches of the Atlantic officially became the eighth Canary Island in 2018, but it is still one of the islands spanish the most happily remote and isolated pockets, writes Isabella Noble:

Scottish hotel companies plan to focus on the unfairness of the 10pm curfew and the lack of evidence provided by SNP ministers to justify blanket shutdowns in a bid to secure an early victory by overturning restrictions

The industry has taken the unprecedented step of taking legal action against the Scottish government after receiving legal advice from prominent QC Aidan Oâ ???? Neill, advising them that a judicial review would be warranted

Claiming that pubs and restaurants were forced to « fight for their very survival, » the move came the day after Nicola Sturgeon extended what she said would be a temporary Central Belt shutdown for 16 days hospitality companies

Many have accused the government of imposing the restrictions without releasing clear evidence proving that hotel companies are behind the number of Covid-19 cases, raising questions about the proportionality of the measuresÂ

Caroline Loudon, partner at the TLT law firm which represents professional organizations, said the action aims to challenge « the legal basis for recent restrictive regulations imposed on the hospitality industry »

Besides Sheffield, affected areas include Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster The new restrictions took effect at 12:01 a.m.

In a letter to colleagues, Sheffield Mayor Dan Jarvis said: « This decision was not taken lightly << A package of financial support has been agreed with the Government

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has said the government must realize that people will only play by the rules « as long as they feel that what is being proposed does not is not only responsive, but part of a longer term strategy to beat the virus « 

As it stands, the British can fly to Tenerife or Lanzarote and are only subject to the following three conditions:

However, the Spanish government recently said it was considering new protocols for traveling to both the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands Under the proposed rules, tourists entering the islands from a country with a seven-day case rate above 50 per 100,000 (the figure for the UK is currently 2,058) would need a negative test for Covid 48 hours before departure Such a move would make travel more of a chore and could nip any tourism boom in the bud

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