Heathrow staff will offer £80 pre-flight coronavirus tests

Heathrow launches £80 twenty-minute airport COVID test amid hopes it will reopen air travel and quarantine will be cut to one week by Christmas Heathrow Airport is to offer passengers £80 pre-departure coronavirus tests  Transport Secretary: Rapid daily tests could lead to end of quarantine altogether The UK’s post-travel quarantine time could be halved to … Read more Heathrow staff will offer £80 pre-flight coronavirus tests

Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Desperate Britons scramble to cancel flights to Italy or face race back home to beat deadline

Desperate Britons are scrambling to cancel flights to Italy or face a race back home to beat the 4am deadline on Sunday after the country was added to the UK’s Covid-19 quarantine list. Easyjet, Jet2 and British Airways customers have rushed to social media to request the airlines for refunds on flights and changes to … Read more Desperate Britons scramble to cancel flights to Italy or face race back home to beat deadline

Grant Shapps adds Italy to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Holidays to Italy are OFF as Transport Secretary Grant Shapps adds yet another country to England’s travel quarantine ‘red list’ despite it having a lower coronavirus rate than the UK – but trips to Crete are now allowed again Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced Italy is being added to ‘red list’ Anyone returning to England … Read more Grant Shapps adds Italy to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Coronavirus UK: Seven-day quarantine travel quarantine plan unveiled

Seven-day quarantine travel quarantine plan unveiled: Travellers will isolate at home and take one test a week after landing, Shapps reveals By Jack Wright For Mailonline Published: 16:43 BST, 14 October 2020 | Updated: 16:45 BST, 14 October 2020 Travellers will self-isolate at home and take a coronavirus test a week after landing under new … Read more Coronavirus UK: Seven-day quarantine travel quarantine plan unveiled

Holidays to FIVE Greek islands including Santorini and Zakynthos are BACK ON

Holidays to five Greek islands are back on after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps unveiled the latest changes to the Government’s travel quarantine ‘red list’.  Mr Shapps said travel from Lesvos, Tinos, Serifos, Santorini and Zakynthos will no longer require self-isolation upon arrival back in England from this weekend.  He also revealed that no countries are … Read more Holidays to FIVE Greek islands including Santorini and Zakynthos are BACK ON

Poland and Turkey added to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Holidays to Italy and Greece are SAVED as Grant Shapps fails to add them to the Government’s travel quarantine ‘red list’ despite increase in cases – but travellers from Turkey and Poland must now self-isolate for 14-days Grant Shapps announced that Poland and Turkey are being added to ‘red list’  Travellers returning to England from … Read more Poland and Turkey added to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Hydrogen-powered train will run on mainline for the first time TODAY

That’s a rail success! Hydrogen-powered train will run on mainline for the first time TODAY as part of plan to cut diesel use Grant Shapps hopes hydrogen trains will start taking paying passengers in 2023 The trains do not emit harmful gases and instead rely on hydrogen and oxygen  Thousands of trains run on diesel … Read more Hydrogen-powered train will run on mainline for the first time TODAY

Travel quarantine: Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia added to England’s ‘red list’

Britain’s ‘safe to travel’ list has been reduced to just nine countries – including Gibraltar, San Marino and Lichtenstein – after more destinations were red-flagged.  Restrictions were imposed on arrivals from Iceland, Slovakia and the Caribbean island of Curacao this weekend.   It means travellers returning from those destinations to England will face 14 days in … Read more Travel quarantine: Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia added to England’s ‘red list’

Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia added to travel quarantine ‘red list’

Only NINE countries – including tiny Gibraltar, San Marino and Lichtenstein – are left on the UK’s no-quarantine list as more destinations are red-flagged Grant Shapps said Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia all being added to ‘red list’ Mr Shapps also said Caribbean island of Curacao is now subject to quarantine  Transport Secretary said no countries … Read more Denmark, Iceland and Slovakia added to travel quarantine ‘red list’