A travel firm is offering sun-starved Brits the option of booking a summer holiday that they can change for free right up to the day of travel. Flight Centre UK has launched a new Traffic Light Change policy, ahead of the UK government unveiling which countries will be on the green list, amber list and red list. The countries are expected to be announced this Friday, along with a confirmed restart date for travel - the earliest this could be is May 17. People arriving from 'green' countries will not be required to isolate, while arrivals from 'amber' and 'red' countries will need to quarantine. Of course these lists are subject to change if a Covid situation changes in a destination. Under Flight Centre's new policy, if you've booked a 'green' destination that becomes amber or red, you'll be able to choose whether you still want to travel, change the date or destination, or cancel your holiday. That will be free of charge - and the amends can be made right up to the day … [Read more...] about Flight Centre now lets you change holidays for free up to the day of travel
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TUI has announced that it will offer test kits from £20pp for anyone on its package holidays this summer, which will include both lateral flow antigen and PCR tests. When foreign holidays restart from the UK - May 17 being the earliest date - countries will be placed on green, amber and red lists, each with their own testing and quarantine requirements. For green destinations you'll need to take a PCR test back in the UK, while multiple tests will be required for those returning from amber and red destinations. With some PCR tests starting from £120 each, those costs can quickly add up and leave families forking out over £800 extra for holidays. TUI has teamed up with Chronomics to offer its cheaper tests, which will include the delivery and return costs of the kits. There will be four packages on offer - two for green list destinations, two for amber destinations (the firm isn't operating trips to red destinations). Green package at £20pp containing 1 x pre-departure … [Read more...] about TUI launches cheap PCR testing kits from £20 for Brits on package holidays
LIDL shoppers will still be able to head to the discount supermarket over the bank holiday. We have rounded up everything you need to know about when the store is open this weekend. When is Lidl open over the early May bank holiday? Lidl is usually open from 8am to 10pm most days and in most stores across the UK. But on a typical Sunday the shop is usually open from 10am to 4pm, and today is no different. Today on bank holiday Monday however, the store is closing two hours earlier at 8pm. After that opening hours are back to normal from Tuesday but make sure you double check your local supermarket with Lidl's locator tool in case there's any variation from these times where you are. Is Lidl delivering over the bank holiday? Lidl doesn't actually offer home delivery anyway, regardless of the upcoming bank holiday. The store is believed to have ditched plans to launch online shopping and delivery in the UK last year after shutting down the part of its … [Read more...] about Lidl May Bank Holiday 2021 opening times: What time are stores open today?
A WOMAN fighting for her best friend's attention pretended to be a man she'd met online - and they went on to have a relationship for two years. Fashion student Tasheeka, 22, from Leeds, had fallen for a model named Aaron and was desperate to meet him after chatting online. Tasheeka had matched with "Aaron" two years ago, but he disappeared one year in to their relationship leaving her "heartbroken" - only for him to appear again as her best pal Sunisa. The pals appeared on last night's episode of MTV's Catfish UK and it was revealed that Sunisa had been lying to her friend the entire time as she was sick of Tasheeka putting men before her. She revealed that she'd set up the fake account after the model, Aaron, ghosted her friend the first time, because she was sick of her pal "putting Aaron before her". Tasheeka told the show hosts Julie Adenuga and Oobah Butler that Aaron was her "perfect guy," and admitted that she has "never felt this way about anyone before". … [Read more...] about I catfished my best friend, I was sick of her putting men before me so thought I’d teach her a lesson
Tui will offer coronavirus tests for a fraction of standard prices to 'make travel a possibility' once restrictions are lifted on May 17. The UK's largest holiday company said its cheapest package - made up of a lateral flow test and PCR test - will be available for just £20. The tests will be requirements for people returning to or visiting England from green list destinations under the Government's traffic light system for international travel from May 17. Passengers from green list countries - expected to include Malta, Jamaica and Portugal - must get a lateral flow or PCR test no more than 72 hours before flying into the UK. They must also get a PCR test once they have landed. The Government is set to provide free rapid Covid test kits to those travelling abroad so they can avoid the hassle of finding one before they returned, Whitehall sources claimed. But arrivals would still have to pay at least £50 each for the gold-standard PCR test on landing. The package from … [Read more...] about Tui will offer £20 Covid tests for holidaymakers travelling to green list destinations this summer