Latest Travel News 14th February 2022

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Latest Travel News 14th February 2022
Welcome to the latest travel news update from us here at Teletext Holidays.
We have our usual updates regarding entry rule changes and general holiday news, plus a slightly more unusual story to bring you this week – there is never a dull moment in travel we can tell you! 

£600,000 short break holiday fund for struggling families 

Everyone needs a holiday to unwind from the challenges of daily life, which is why the UK government is helping to provide £600,000 to fund breaks for struggling families following the pandemic. More than 800 holidays and trips will be available over the next few months and will provide short breaks to families from Monday to Friday or over a weekend who have not holidayed in four years or more. Each trip, worth up to £450, includes accommodation, with allowances towards travel and food.

France drops Covid travel testing rules for fully vaccinated

Fully vaccinated Britons no longer face Covid testing restrictions when travelling to France. The rule change came into effect on 12th February and was widely expected, however there was relief for tourists wanting to make the short hop across the Channel as well as the thousands of French business that rely on the influx of British tourists every year. The changes came in a day after the UK dropped the need for jabbed arrivals into the country to take tests. It also confirmed that travellers from who are not fully vaccinated no longer need to self-isolate on arrival. 

Tunisia to relax entry rules from 15th February 

In further good news for holidaymakers, from 15th February all fully vaccinated travellers over 18 will not need to take a test when arriving into Tunisia as long as they can provide proof of vaccination. Children over the age of six who are not fully vaccinated must take either a PCR test less than 48 hours before travel; or a rapid lateral flow test less than 24 hours in advance and show dated evidence of a negative result before they check-in.

Hollywood Movie Comes True! 

Passengers on an AirAsia flight from Kula Lumpur received a huge fright when they filmed a snake moving inside an overhead compartment on a plane, prompting an emergency landing. The Daily Mail reported that the flight was quickly diverted to the Malaysian city of Kuching after the snake was spotted by passengers. The incident was reminiscent of the famous Samuel L Jackson film ‘Snakes on a Plane’ where a passenger flight was overrun by hundreds of dangerous snakes. This wasn’t nearly as bad but would still be enough to ensure plenty still have sleepless nights for the foreseeable future! 
Make sure you check back in with us next week as we bring you more serious and wacky travel news! 
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