Travel & Culture

  • UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US added

    UK excluded again from EU’s Covid-safe travel list, but US addedBritish tourists face continued restrictions as bloc opens up to other vaccinated travellersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage UK tourists are being permitted to travel to the Greek island of Mykonos, despite EU guidance. Photograph: Ted Horowitz/Getty

  • A free-for all where people are united: why I miss wedding dancing

    Dancing at weddings is ‘not recommended’ according to the new rules. What kind of fresh hell is this? It’s the best part, says Susannah Butter

  • Wales considers tourist tax for holidaymakers

    First Minister unveils five-year plan

  • Meet the 'amber gamblers' who have ventured abroad

    Despite the Government very much discouraging all leisure travel to amber-listed destinations, it remains legal to do so; and perhaps unsurprisingly, many are choosing to flout this guidance in favour of a well-earned escape. The penance? At least three tests to be taken per person (before, during and after your trip) plus 10 days in strict self-isolation upon return if you aren’t willing to fork out for an extra ‘test-to-release’ screening on Day 5. The upshot? Great deals to holiday destinatio

  • Simon Calder’s ‘Ask me Anything’: the Independent’s travel expert answers your questions

    As the lockdown roadmap delay looks set to postpone international travel even further, Simon Calder takes your questions

  • 22 reasons why a trip to Wales is better than a holiday in the Med

    The Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed he is considering introducing a tourism tax for Wales in the next five years. The decision may be controversial, but we can all agree that Wales is one of the best British holiday destinations. With 2021 set to be another summer of staycations, while foreign travel remains clouded in uncertainty and restrictions, this could be the year more Britons than ever before discover its charm – from the Pembrokeshire coast and the mountains of Snowdon