Guide to Wimbledon 2021: getting tickets, getting there, where to stay & where to eat

Woo-hoo! Wimbledon Fortnight has been given the go-ahead this year and will take place from Monday 28 June to Sunday 11 July. However, things will be a little different to usual. For a start, the world famous Queue will not be taking place this year. That’s right. Not queuing for tickets on the day. Instead …

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When will more countries be added to green travel list?

The UK Government has introduced a risk-based traffic light system for travel from 17 May, when it will no longer be illegal to take holidays abroad. Instead, countries will be placed on green, amber and red lists according to their Covid risk level. British holidaymakers will still have to quarantine when returning from amber and …

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Can I travel to an amber country – or get a refund for my holiday?

The ban on foreign holidays will lift on 17 May for England and Scotland, but you’ll still have to quarantine when you return home from the majority of countries. The UK Government will allow quarantine-free travel to just 12 countries on its ‘green’ travel, and most of these countries aren’t your typical holiday destinations. The …

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Which countries are green and can we go there?

The UK Government has confirmed the ban on foreign holidays will be lifted on 17 May, but we’ll have to quarantine when we return to England from all but 12 destinations. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced today a list of ‘green’ countries to where we can travel quarantine free, but most of them aren’t holiday …

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Holiday destinations offering free or cheap Covid tests

While we don’t know yet where we’ll be able to travel to this summer, we do know that we’ll almost certainly need to have a COVID test before returning to the UK. It seems likely that we’ll have to arrange and pay for the test ourselves, which adds additional expense and worry to a holiday, …

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What’s next for Teletext & Alpharooms customers

Teletext and its sister brand Alpha Rooms have been ordered by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to refund customers whose packages were cancelled during the pandemic. An investigation by the CMA found ‘many’ customers are still waiting for their money back even though the law says they should have been refunded within 14 days …

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Is it safe to book a Cyprus holiday if you’re vaccinated?

Cyprus seems likely to become the first country in the Mediterranean to allow unrestricted access to British tourists who’ve been vaccinated against Covid. The Cypriot government says it hopes to allow British visitors back from April, with no testing or quarantine for those who’ve had two doses of the Covid vaccine. The second dose must …

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How long should you wait for a holiday or flight refund?

Updated 04 March 2021 Foreign holidays won’t be allowed until 17 May at the earliest. This means that thousands more holidays will be cancelled over the next few weeks. The good news is that if you booked a package holiday you are entitled to a refund within 14 days. If you booked a flight-only deal …

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5 reasons to book a package holiday

This article contains an affiliate link, if you click on the link and make a purchase I will earn commission to help fund this site More than 2 million people have lost money during the pandemic because airlines have refused to refund them for flights they couldn’t take due to lockdowns or travel restrictions, according …

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Why TUI’s ‘free holiday change’ could cost you hundreds of pounds

TUI has promised to waive its fees for customers who want to postpone their holidays this year due to Covid, but TUI’s ‘free holiday change’ promise isn’t necessarily as good as it seems. It’s true that many TUI customers have been able to change their holidays free of charge. Some have even saved money if …