Simon Calder’s ‘Ask me Anything’: the Independent’s Travel Correspondent will answer your questions live

As travellers struggle to make sense of quarantine-free ‘green list’ countries, Simon Calder will be taking all your travel questions

Monday 10 May 2021 11:23
Downhill fast? Early summer skiing in Iceland
Downhill fast? Early summer skiing in Iceland

iva Tristan da Cunha, said nobody, when the government revealed its very brief “green list” of quarantine-free nations.

While this South Atlantic island, along with St Helena, the Falklands and South Georgia, made the lowest-risk category, no one is seriously planning a midwinter trip to the deep south.

Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, meanwhile, are closed to UK travellers, and the Faroes are accessible only via Copenhagen – triggering amber status.

Only four nations are feasible destinations among the 12 countries and territories announced by the transport secretary, Grant Shapps: Portugal, Iceland, Israel and Gibraltar.

Some air fares to Faro on Portugal’s Algarve coast have gone up four-fold as the pent-up desire for a holiday fuels demands.

Meanwhile anyone trying to travel long distances on Britain’s inter-city rail network faces problems, with dozens of trains taken out of service.

From passengers’ rights to quarantine rules, flexible bookings to bagging a bargain, I’ll be on hand to answer your travel questions live on Monday 10 May.

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