13 Nov

Travel Restiction Updates

As of 14th November, the following countries will be added to the UK’s travel corridor list:
 

  • Bahrain
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Iceland
  • Laos
  • Qatar
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • UAE

The FCDO’s advice against all but essential travel to the above countries will been lifted and will be removed from the UK’s quarantine list. As of 14th November after 04:00, travellers returning to the UK from the above countries will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days.    

As of 14th November, the FCDO advises against all but essential travel to mainland Greece. Mainland Greece will be re-added to the UK’s quarantine list and those returning to the UK from 14th November after 04:00, will need to self-isolate for 14 days.


UK – Dubai Covid-19 Testing
With a travel corridor opening between the UK and UAE as of 14th November, those travelling from the UK to Dubai have the option to either present a negative COVID-19 PCR test before departure, which is valid for 96 hours from the date of the test, or to take a PCR test on arrival at Dubai airport.

10 Jun

Entering The UK

Starting today, 8th June, the UK has introduced new measures for entry, including a mandatory 14 day self-isolation. Please be aware of the following requirements and ensure all travellers comply where applicable.

If you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK, you must:

  • Complete the following form and provide your journey and contact details before you travel
  • You must remain in the place you are staying for the first 14 days you’re in the UK.

Fines
If you do not complete the journey contact detail form you will be fined £100 and this amount will increase for repeat offences. You may also be fined £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate and spot checks will be carried out.

UK Rules
There are different self-isolation rules and penalties depending on where you are travelling to in the UK. Please click below for more details:

England
Scotland
Wales
Northern Ireland

Exemptions
If you are travelling from one of the following places and you were there for 14 days or more, you do not need to self-isolate or complete the form:

  • Ireland
  • The Channel Islands
  • The Isle of Man

Transiting Passengers
Passengers who are transiting airside and do not pass through UK border control are not required to self-isolate.

There are several other exclusions which mean you do not need to complete the form and self-isolate. For the full list please click here

These regulations are subject to review every three weeks, and we will keep you informed of any changes as and when they happen. If you have any questions or require assistance with new or existing bookings, please contact the team who will be happy to help you.
 

19 Mar

Australia Update

From 21:00 (Australia Eastern Daylight Time) on 20 March, all travellers will be stopped from entering Australia except for Australian citizens or permanent residents. British nationals who are permanent residents and are currently outside of Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in Australia.

If you have made a booking with us that is affected by this restriction, we will make every effort to keep you fully informed and contact you as soon as possible. Should you have any immediate concerns please do not hesitate to contact your dedicated team.

We continue to monitor the situation.

23 Oct

Alitalia Flight Cancellations

Flight Cancellations:

Italian trade unions have confirmed a 4-hour air traffic controllers strike (from 1 pm to 5 pm), as well as other strikes in the aviation sector (with durations varying from 4 hours to 24 hours) on Friday 25th October.
Alitalia has therefore cancelled several flights scheduled for that day, as well as two flights on the late evening of 24th October and one service on the early morning of 26th October.

Flights set to operate on 25th October during the peak times between 7am to 10am and from 6pm to 9pm will operate as scheduled.

14 Oct

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You’ll benefit from this white paper if you:

  • Are a traveller yourself, both business and leisure
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24 Aug

BRITISH AIRWAYS – BAPLA STRIKE ANNOUNCEMENT

Unfortunately, British Airways have announced that the strike will go ahead on September 9, 10 and 27, causing serious disruption to the travel plans of British Airways customers.

British Airways are now making changes to their schedule and have been sending cancellation messages since this morning. Notification emails are being sent to customers booked on flights during the strike period. This includes some cancellations on 8, 11 and 12 September due to crew rostering and positioning of aircraft.
If you have a flight booked with British Airways on those dates, it is likely that you will not be able to travel as planned. British Airways will be offering all affected customers full refunds or the option to re-book to another date, both of which we will manage on your behalf.

Flights on BA CityFlyer, SUN-AIR and Comair are not affected.

You do not need to contact British Airways, we will be in touch.

25 Apr

Sri Lanka FCO Advice Update

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office now advise against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, due to the current evolving security situation following attacks on 21 April 2019.

12 Apr

Jet Airways suspends all international flights

Jet Airways have suspended all international flights until further notice.

Medway Travel will continue to monitor the situation.

15 Jan

Frankfurt Airport strike planned for Tuesday 15 January

Due to a strike by security personnel there will be significant disruption at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday, 15 January.

Lufthansa is advising customers not to travel to the airport during the strike period, but stresses that this does not apply to transit passengers changing flights at Frankfurt. Lufthansa has also said that customers with flights scheduled to depart Frankfurt may change their ticket free of charge to any date up to 20 January.

15 Jan

Amsterdam flight cancellations

Dutch air carrier KLM will cancel 159 European flights to and from Amsterdam on Tuesday 8th January due to an expected storm.

Heavy winds will limit traffic at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Europe’s third largest, to only one runway.

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