Are you wearing the correct face mask for your flight? The latest Covid-19 rules for air travel

Over the past few months, several airlines have banned the use of cloth masks, making specific medical-grade varieties mandatory for boarding planes. Is your facewear fit for travel?

Which countries can I travel to from the UK? The latest from the government’s traffic light system

The UK has lifted the ban on leisure travel, but many restrictions are still in place. We share the list of the destinations the UK has deemed safe for travel — more officially known as the ‘green list’ — and keep you updated on the changes to it.

Everything you need to know about the new traffic light system for international travel

The UK government has formalised its traffic light system, which categorises travel destinations based on their coronavirus risk. How does it work, where can you go and will it bring a return to international travel this summer?

Five things you need to know about travel insurance in the age of coronavirus

With much of the world declared off-limits in recent months by the UK government, and travel corridor confusion ever present, insurance companies are starting to offer policies for those determined to keep travelling during the pandemic.

The case for airport coronavirus testing, and why it matters

The travel industry is pinning its hopes on airport testing to limit quarantine and boost its chances of staggering on through the coronavirus crisis — but is this the magic bullet that will keep us travelling?

The reality of travel in the post-lockdown era

As the UK eases travel restrictions to certain countries, and destinations start reopening for business, we answer your questions about bookings, flights, hotels and attractions. What’s the reality of travel as coronavirus lockdowns are lifted?

A short guide to cancelled trips: refunds, rebooking and your rights

Travel operators and airlines have come under fire for offering consumers credit — or nothing at all — rather than refunds on flights, hotel and holiday bookings that have been rendered unviable due to the Covid-19 crisis. Yet some argue mass refunds at this time would put many companies out of business. Is it better to refund or rebook, and what are your rights as a consumer?

What the travel industry did next

As the travel industry comes under scrutiny for Covid-19 business practices, many companies are launching initiatives to help ease the crisis. From supporting the NHS to sheltering the homeless, we look at positive outreach — and how you can get involved.

Frequent flyer: Ultra-long-haul flights

Qantas is testing routes from Sydney to New York and London — so what do we need to know about the feasibility and health implications of ultra-long-haul flights?  

Without wings: 11 no-fly adventures for 2020

Whether you'd like to travel responsibly or want to reduce your carbon footprint from flying, these 2020 overland trips have no flying involved.

Are no-frills transatlantic flights here to stay?

Budget airlines have been flying us across the Atlantic for over 40 years. We take a look at the major players and analyse what the future has in store.

Hot topic: Should we pay an air travel carbon tax?

As part of a government initiative to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change, air travellers may soon have to pay an extra tax. But will this work? 

Accessible travel: what you need to know about special assistance at airports

Few of us relish the airport and in-flight experience, but for travellers with disabilities, it can be considerably more daunting. That’s where special assistance comes in — but what should those using the service in the Eu for the first time expect?

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