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Virgin Atlantic to send 400 careers flying with cabin crew recruitment drive

Virgin Atlantic has opened applications to recruit 400 new cabin crew members for an initial six-month fixed term contract with the view to extend. The airline says it is aiming to bring back as many people as possible following the loss of colleagues as a result of the pandemic. In 2021, Virgin Atlantic welcomed more than 750 returning cabin crew members who were placed in a holding pool, with 23...

UK travel update: pre-departure Covid tests dropped

PM Boris Johnson announced, 5 January, that travellers arriving in England will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid tests from 4am on 7 January. He also announced that travellers arriving in the UK will not have to isolate until they receive a negative PCR test. Instead, travellers are asked to take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on day two after their arrival. However, if the result is positive...

International MICE boost as US confirms it is to open to vaccinated travellers from 8 November

The White House assistant press secretary Kevin Munoz has confirmed the United States’ new travel policy that requires vaccination for foreign national travellers to the US will begin on 8 November. The date applies to both international air travel and land travel and is part of a policy guided by public health, he said. Under the new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have ...

US to ease travel restrictions from November for vaccinated travellers from UK and the EU

The USA is to ease travel restrictions to allow foreign fully vaccinated passengers to enter the country starting in November. Vaccinated passengers will be able to travel to the US from the EU and UK from November onwards, the Biden administration announced 20 September, marking the end of the 18-month blanket ban on travel. White House Covid-19 coordinator Jeff Zients announced the “new in...