Turkish officials have said they expect the country to be taken off the UK’s red list for travel and switch to orange color during the next government review.
Turkish Embassy in London said “scientific data” supported this prediction, reports News from the sky.
“The scientific data on Covid-19 supports our expectation that Turkey will be taken off the red list in the next review,” he said in a statement.
The country has been on the Department for Transport’s red list of ‘high risk’ destinations since the UK first implemented its traffic light system for international travel in May.
Turkey’s current 14-day rate of new Covid infections is 405.79 per 100,000, according to data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in contrast to the UK’s own rate of 580, 33.
Elsewhere, airlines fear the U.S. ban on British travelers will be lifted before November.
One of the major carriers is expected to postpone the launch of London-New York flights from September to November, as transatlantic travel continues to be blocked.
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Croatia, Iceland and Madeira could be excluded from UK green list, expert says
Croatia, Iceland and Madeira are among the destinations that could be removed from the UK’s green list in the next government review of international travel.
Seven countries and territories have been identified as potential candidates to be demoted to amber by Covid and data expert Tim White, who released his predictions ahead of the next travel announcement, which is expected to be revealed this week.
Based on global Covid rates and available data, White predicts that Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Dominica, Croatia, Iceland, Israel and Madeira are all at risk.
“I predict that Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and Dominica will move from Green Watch List to Orange List tomorrow,” White tweeted. “Anguilla and the Turks and Caicos Islands are also in danger, but with such small populations they can survive. “
Lucy thackrayAugust 24, 2021 4:52 PM
Morocco, Jamaica and Aruba all at risk of redlisting, expert says
Morocco, Jamaica and the Caribbean island of Aruba all appear likely to move from Amber List to Red List in this week’s review of the UK’s traffic light travel system, an expert predicted .
Writing in several detailed Twitter threads between Thursday and today, data analyst and journalist Tim White listed notable increases and decreases in infection rates from various destinations, and made his predictions for countries likely to cross. from one list to another.
“All of my followers should know that I have been warning Jamaica for the past few weeks,” White tweeted earlier today.
“The island has now taken steps to control the Covid-19 epidemic. I know many predict it will stay amber, but unfortunately I think the positive test rates are just too high. It’s very tight, but I think it’s red.
Helene coffeyAugust 24, 2021 4:09 PM
Maldives, Turkey and Dominican Republic set to drop off red list, forecast data expert says
A number of countries, including the Maldives and Turkey, are expected to move from the Red List to the Amber List during the government’s next travel review, an expert said.
Data and Covid-19 expert Tim White scanned the latest data to make his predictions for the Department of Transportation’s next update of its traffic light lists, due later this week.
In a lengthy Twitter thread, White predicted that, based on available data, four destinations are slated to drop off the government’s red list, requiring 11 nights in hotel quarantine for returning travelers: the Maldives, the Turkey, Oman and the Dominican Republic.
Helene coffeyAugust 24, 2021 3:53 PM
Ryanair withdraws from Northern Ireland
Ryanair is withdrawing from Northern Ireland, ending flights from Belfast International Airport and Belfast City.
Europe’s largest low-cost carrier is cutting routes to Alicante, Barcelona, Gdansk, Krakow, London Stansted, Malaga, Malta, Manchester, Milan and Warsaw from October 30.
A Belfast City spokesperson said the routes were only seasonal.
A spokesperson for Belfast International Airport said: ‘It is disappointing that Ryanair has now decided to withdraw its operations from the entire Northern Ireland market at the end of October, after having been variously present at all three airports. premises in recent years.
“These have been tough times for aviation and a time when consumers need stability and confidence in the Northern Ireland air transport network.”
Helene coffeyAugust 24, 2021 3:38 PM
Ask your questions to data expert Tim White live before the trip review
The government’s next update to its traffic light lists for international travel is expected to drop in the coming days – on August 25 or 26.
Ahead of the announcement, data analyst and travel expert Tim White scoured a lot of data to find his best guesses as to which countries could move from the Green, Amber and Red lists to this latest review.
Tim may not have access to a crystal ball, but he will attempt to answer your most pressing travel questions using the latest analysis of Covid and vaccination rates around the world.
Join him at 4 p.m. today, August 24, when he is on hand to answer your travel questions live on all the latest rules and restrictions.
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Helene coffeyAugust 24, 2021 3:04 PM
Cornwall urges tourists not to visit unless they pass several tests
The Cornish Tourist Board has urged people not to visit unless they have pre-booked and thoroughly test themselves for Covid-19 amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the county.
Visit Cornwall General Manager Malcolm Bell said visitors should aim to “triple their efforts as much as possible” with hands, face, spatial guidance and try to stay outdoors.
It comes as Southwest County has seen an increase in cases in recent weeks after visitors flocked there for their summer vacation.
Figures calculated by the PA news agency using data from health agencies show Devon and Cornwall recorded 500 or more cases per 100,000 people in the seven days leading up to August 18.
A week earlier, the figure was 300 or less per 100,000 population.
Mr Bell told the PA news agency: “We ask people not to come unless they have booked in advance and ask them to take a side flow test before, during and after. [their] stay so that [people] can be sure and help us deal with the current peak.
Helene coffey24 August 2021 13:00
Singapore and Hong Kong end their travel bubble plans
Singapore and Hong Kong have decided to put their plans to introduce a travel bubble on hold due to different Covid policies.
The original plan was based on the two cities pursuing similar pandemic strategies – reducing the number of local cases to the minimum possible – but Singapore has since moved on to a new strategy of building a ‘Covid-resistant’ nation, a spokesperson of the Hong Kong Special Administration. said the government of the region (RASHK).
Travel bubbles were used during the pandemic to allow unrestricted travel between countries, and are typically used when affected destinations have similarly low Covid rates.
Helene coffeyAugust 24, 2021 12:37
Venice will charge tourists up to € 10 to visit
Venice will start charging travelers to visit from summer 2022.
Several measures have been proposed to control tourism in the Italian city, according to the newspaper La Stampa reported, as an online reservation system and a fee to enter the city.
Visitors who have paid should enter the city via Disneyland-style electronic turnstiles.
The proposed price will vary between 3 € and 10 €, reported La Stampa, depending on whether you come in low or high season.
Lucy thackrayAugust 24, 2021 12:06 PM
US Adds Six Destinations To ‘Very High’ Covid Travel Risk List
The United States has added six more destinations to its highest level of travel risk.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends travelers avoid visiting countries on its “Level 4: Very high Covid-19” list.
The health agency advises travelers to be fully immunized before traveling to Level 4 destinations.
The six places moved to level 4 as of August 23 are: Bahamas, Haiti, Kosovo, Lebanon, Morocco and Sint Maarten.
Helene coffey24 Aug 2021 11:44
Fears emerge that the UK-US travel ban will be lifted before the end of November
There is growing concern in the travel industry that travel from the UK to the US will not reopen until the end of November, it has been reported.
The travel ban imposed on British tourists by the United States has been in effect since March 2020.
It was hoped that this could be lifted next month, with flights being able to resume for good in September, after the president’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said there was a “reasonable chance” that travel could. open by the end of summer.
However, a large anonymous airline said The telegraph that it would postpone the launch of regular London-New York flights from September to November.
Helene coffey24 Aug 2021 11:34