The Holiday Guru dispenses advice on vaccine passports, cruise refunds and health insurance

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week he advises on booking a trip to America this autumn, as well as cancelling a Tui package holiday to Greece.  Q. I would like to travel to the USA in October to attend a Nascar race in Alabama. I have had my … Read more

Europe’s Covid crisis: Spain plans ‘green corridor’ as Greece says UK tourists may skip border queue

Spain is considering its own ‘green corridor’ for vaccinated Britons to allow them to visit this summer if there is no EU agreement on vaccine passports, the country’s tourism minister has said.  Fernando Valdés said his government is in talks with the UK about making travel easier between the two countries in time for the summer … Read more

Could Covid app become digital travel pass?

Holidaymakers could be offered a phone app ‘within weeks’ that would enable them to prove they have tested negative for Covid or been vaccinated. The International Air Transport Association, which is in talks with the UK Government, yesterday revealed plans to go live with its digital Travel Pass next month. The development is a boost to … Read more

Holidaymakers rush to book summer getaways in Greece, Spain and Turkey

Holidaymakers have already began booking summer getaways ahead of the return of international travel from May 17.  Some of Britain’s biggest airlines and travel firms revealed a surge in holiday bookings to places such as Greece, Spain and Turkey in the hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson unveiled the roadmap out of lockdown.  As part … Read more

Brits could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as countries discuss jab passports 

Britons could enjoy quarantine-free holidays in Greece this summer as the two countries discuss vaccine passports.  Tourism minister Haris Theoharis said ‘technical discussions are underway’ to enable what Athens hopes will be a ‘semi-normal’ summer for its vital tourism industry. Nearly four million tourists normally visit Greece each year, with British visitors contributing more than … Read more

Snow blankets the Acropolis as European colds descends on Athens

The Acropolis and other ancient monuments have been blanketed by a thick layer of snow as services across the Greek capital were brought to a halt by extreme weather. Covid-19 vaccinations and most public transport were brought to a grinding halt as Athens found itself in the middle of heavy snowfall.  Toppled trees as a … Read more

Britain could be warmer than Greece this weekend, as flood alerts put in place due to melting snow

Britons are being warned to brace for flooding amid fears that rain could combine with standing water from mounds of melting snow and ice. More than a dozen flood alerts are in place across the UK with rising temperatures – which could reach as high as 61F and make the south of England warmer than … Read more

The Holiday Guru looks at whether there will be vaccine passports for travel to Greece

The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions. This week he assesses the chances of a skiing holiday this winter and gives his opinion on whether ‘vaccine passports’ for travel to Greece will ever happen.  Q. I want to go abroad and I’ve had my jab. There is talk about ‘vaccine passports’ … Read more

Holidaymakers could face £30 charge from GP for written proof of Covid-19 vaccine before travelling 

Holidaymakers could face £30 charge from GPs for written proof of Covid-19 vaccine before travelling The Government has insisted it will not issue ‘immunity passports’ to Britons  Vaccines minister said travellers could ask their GP for proof of inoculation Doctors can charge for writing certificates, which fall outside their NHS contract By John Stevens and … Read more