Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

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With its dramatic landscapes and natural beauty, it’s no surprise that Scotland remains a popular destination for visitors.

In 2018 alone, 12 million overnight tourist trips were made by residents from the rest of the UK, comprising around 70 per cent of the country’s tourist revenue. And, in 2016, around one in every 12 people employed in the country worked within the tourism industry, which represented about five per cent of GDP. The country’s measured approach to the pandemic has meant that the easing of lockdown restrictions has been slower than England’s, but things are starting to change. So,

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Holidaymakers left confused as only a third of Government’s ‘travel corridors’ offer unhindered travel

The Government has been accused of confusing holidaymakers after it emerged only 25 of the 74 destinations on their “travel corridor” list are fully accessible to English visitors without restrictions.

A study by the PC Agency and Audiencenet has established that just a third of the countries or territories do not have some form of quarantine, closed borders or restrictions that might impede English holidaymakers.

It follows the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement of 74 destinations where it was lifting the requirement for anyone arriving from them to quarantine for 14 days in England. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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The curious collection of countries the Government says you can (but also can’t) visit

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After weeks of speculation and excited whispers about air bridges, the Government finally eased travel restrictions on Friday – but the move left holidaymakers with as many questions as answers.

The Department for Transport actually published two separate lists of countries where restrictions have been lifted – and they don’t completely match-up.

The first details 59 destinations are where ‘travel corridors’ have been established, meaning that from July 10 arrivals from those places (including returning holidaymakers) are no longer required to self-isolate for 14 days. Countries on the list include France, Spain and Italy, as well

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The Ultimate Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel during Pandemic

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During the pandemic around the world, it became critical to focus on improving mental health, as it’s the whole psychological well-being. In every phase of life, it is vital from childhood to being an adult, to know the essential facts about mental health issues and disorders. Mental health has a serious impact on the way people feel, think, act, make choices, and interact with others. One must know how to improve mental health as it is a substantial issue these days and should stay positive, active, spend time with friends or explore a new destination to cope up with this. … Read More