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Airlines offer free COVID tests on popular business travel routes

COVID tests are providing an opportunity to re-open travel. So, airlines are responding with free tests and trials on the most popular routes. Which is great news for business travellers, as it includes London to New York flights.

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What COVID-19 Test Do I Need To Travel?

With the COVID landscape changing on a daily basis, it could be easy to get confused about the different types of COVID-19 tests. In particular, what kind of test you need, when to take it and for what purpose. The good news is, there’s a variety of COVID-19 tests available and many more are in production.

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New requirements for travel to the UK – Oct 2020

Anyone planning to travel to the UK will need to adhere to a new set of measures. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the United Kingdom has set out 3 important steps to ensure the health and safety of all residents and visitors to the UK. Here’s what you need to know.

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Is COVID travel safe? Here’s what to expect

For many companies, recent lockdown measures have put a pause on business travel and in some cases, resulted in a company-wide ban. But as restrictions start to ease, many are now asking “is COVID travel safe?” and “what does it look like?”.

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GATE8 Luggage welcomes MIDAS Travel to Affiliate Programme

London, UK, 03rd July 2020 – June has been an extremely busy month for GATE8 having welcomed five TMC’s to their affiliate programme, with MIDAS Travel Management being the very latest to join.

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Manchester airport trials pre-booked security timeslots

Manchester airport is trialling a new system of pre-booked security time slots, in a bid to manage passenger volumes and avoid queues, as part of wider Covid-19 safety measures.

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London Gatwick South Terminal Closed

As a temporary measure, all flights will depart from and arrive into London Gatwick’s North Terminal.

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Face covering required on public transport – June 2020

Following the latest government advice, from Monday 15 June wearing face coverings when travelling by train or other public transport will be compulsory.

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14 Day Quarantine in the UK – Jun 2020

From the 8th June 2020, the UK Government is introducing new rules for travellers arriving into the UK.

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easyJet Cyber Breach – Nine Million Customers Affected

EasyJet has admitted that a “highly sophisticated cyber-attack” has affected approximately nine million customers.

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