Journal

Since we launched Shearwater Travel at the beginning of 2020 opportunities for travel have been few and far between. As the world opens up in 2021 we hope to be able to bring you tales of our travels.  In the meantime I hope to wet your appetite for travel with stories from our previous trips and our hopes for future travel.  

Travel Bulletin 16 July 2021

Since my last bulletin there have been changes to the requirements for fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK from Amber List countries and movement in both directions between the Green and Amber Lists.  Great news for fully vaccinated travellers … Read More

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Travel bulletin 08/06/21

It was a huge disappointment for many last week to learn that not only were no new countries to be added to the Green Travel List but that Portugal was to be removed without warning.  The Government failed to implement its promised … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 25/05/21

Last week Government ministers gave conflicting messages over whether we can go on holiday to countries on the Amber Travel List. Whilst the Government would rather we stayed at home enduring this autumnal May weather, it is not in fact … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 18/05/21

Last week we heard that second vaccinations for the over 50s are to be brought forward to 8 weeks from the first vaccination.  Great news if you want to visit Greece, Cyprus, Madeira, Malta and Croatia which allow entry test free … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 07/04/21

Well, the government has published its eagerly anticipated traffic light travel list. As expected there are only a handful of countries on the Green List and even fewer who are actually welcoming or expecting to welcome UK tourists this summer (see … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 27/04/21

Last week Grant Schapps said that he would like the traffic lights system for international travel to distinguish between mainland and islands.  This provides real hope for countries like Greece, where the mainland is experiencing a third infection wave, but … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 20/04/21

It feels like we are in the departure lounge at the moment waiting to see where we will be able to travel to from May.  We should know in a couple of weeks which seems very short notice for the airlines … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 13/04/21

Looking at the proposed testing regime for returning to the UK plus Oman, Morocco and Reunion … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 06/04/21

Covering the proposed traffic light system, Malta & Gozo, a long weekend in Israel, island hopping in the Seychelles and US road trips … Read More

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Weekly travel bulletin 30/03/21

Including inspiration for holidays to the United States … Read More

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