UK & Europe

Welcome to our UK and Europe travel page. Here you’ll find the latest updates from airlines, hotels, rail and car hire companies, as well as information on European border restrictions. Our traveller resources also have tips, frequently asked questions and useful links to help you plan and prepare for your next trip so you can get back on the road safely.

Rules and restrictions vary by country and are changing regularly, so if you’re travelling from outside Europe don’t forget to check the latest information on your departure and any transit countries here.  

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PORTUGAL: Country's government re-opens borders to U.S. leisure passengers

The government of Portugal has announced in a press release that effective immediately, its borders are open to all U.S. passengers who can present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours of departure.
Portugal
United States of America
Borders
Leisure

AIRBALTIC: Airline launches new flight service to Greek island of Corfu

The Latvian airline has launched a new weekly summer seasonal flight service between Riga and the Greek island of Corfu; the new route is performed in cooperation with partner Mouzenidis Travel, and will operate once per week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
Greece
Latvia
Airline
Airbaltic
Business
Leisure

FINNAIR: Airline introduces new overhaul of ticketing structure

The airline has announced that has from today, 15 June, introduced a completely new 'Business Light' ticket category, as well as renewing other ticket types. Passengers can choose a ticket from three types – 'Light', 'Classic' and 'Flex' – that are available for both business and economy class for all short-haul and most intercontinental journeys. When booking a ticket, passengers select the travel class experience they prefer and the level of flexibility for making reservation changes – along with some additional services included in the ticket.
Finland
Airline
Finnair
Business
Leisure

EUROWINGS: Low-cost German airline to establish new base in Prague

The German low-cost airline, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, has announced that it is expanding its European network with the opening of a new base in Prague. Initially stationing two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October - by the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague becoming the tenth Eurowings base in Europe. This means that for the first time, the Lufthansa Group subsidiary will then be able to offer non-stop connections from Prague to business and holiday destinations throughout Europe.
Czech Republic
Germany
Airline
Eurowings
Lufthansa
Business
Leisure

STOBART AIR: Regional short-haul airline ceases trading in Ireland

Regional short-haul airline Stobart Air, which operated a number of flight services on behalf of Aer Lingus, has ceased trading and is in the process of appointing a liquidator. The Dublin-based airline connected a range of UK airports with points in Ireland across 12 routes; all have now been cancelled. Aer Lingus is now communicating with customers and trade partners to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.
Ireland
United Kingdom
Airline
Stobart Air
Business
Leisure

Packing and Preparation

Now, more than ever, it's important to be well prepared before embarking on a trip. Prepare for your next trip with our handy traveller checklist, download the traveller app Sam :] and make sure you've packed everything you need to stay safe and healthy.

In the skies

From touchless check-in kiosks to empty middle seats, air travel post-COVID will look very different. Even the most frequent flyer will have questions and want to know what to expect, so we've answered the most frequently asked questions.

On the ground

Rental car and rail companies are changing their policies to decrease human interaction and touchpoints. Find out what else ground transportation companies are doing to limit the risk of COVID-19.

Accommodation

Hotels around the world are implementing new processes and safety precautions in response to COVID-19. To help prepare for your next trip take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover what measures hotels are taking and what the hotel experience will look like post-pandemic.