The move, designed to pressure the government into a safe return to international travel, comes as patience runs thin with incompetence and indecision in Westminster.
Britain as a visitor destination will be in the global media spotlight with the G7 Summit in Cornwall fast approaching and VisitBritain is taking the opportunity to inspire future travel.
Madeira deserves to stay on the UK green list and should not be categorised with the rest of mainland Europe, according to local officials. The archipelago is 1,077 kilometres away in the Atlantic.
The UK travel sector has reacted with shock and confusion to a decision by the government to remove Portugal from the green list of safe travel destinations.
Portugal has been removed from the UK safe travel list in a move the government said would safeguard public health against variants of concern and protect the Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
Tourist arrivals were down 83 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 as widespread travel restrictions remained in place. However, the UNWTO Confidence Index shows signs of a slow uptick in optimism.
Emirates has announced it will resume four weekly services to the resort island of Phuket from July 2nd, with the re-opening of the popular destination to international tourists.
Emirates will resume flights between Dubai and Venice from July 1st. The carrier will initially be offering three flights a week on the route, increasing trade and tourism connectivity.
Fully-vaccinated travellers, or those who have tested positive for Covid-19 at least six weeks before their departure date, will no longer need to quarantine or provide a negative PCR test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors can now book hire cars, dine at more local restaurants, and take part in additional activities such as beach hopping, all while observing existing on-island protocols.
Ireland has adopted the European Union Covid-19 certificate, which will enable seamless travel among member states. The tourism body said this was good news for everyone in the tourism industry.
UKHospitality has revealed the extent of the staffing crisis facing a sector that is already in a hugely fragile state following more than a year of closures and severely restricted trading.