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Covid: North Wales lockdown travel rules ‘disproportionate’

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Restrictions will be imposed across four different council areas in north Wales

Travel restrictions planned for north Wales are disproportionate, the region’s Tory MPs and Senedd members say.

They have urged Welsh ministers to reconsider lockdowns in four council areas, due to come into force at 18:00 on Thursday.

One MP, James Davies of Vale of Clwyd, said the changes were nonsensical and called for more targeted action.

The Welsh Government said the local restrictions will be kept under review.

Under the restrictions people will not be able to leave or enter Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham without a “reasonable excuse”.

That can include work, if you cannot work from home, and for education, but not tourism.

The restrictions are the same as those imposed in most of south Wales.

Earlier Flintshire’s council leader said people ignoring coronavirus rules by socialising in people’s homes

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Many museums, not just the Louvre, have been looking for ways to adopt virtual reality: Getty
Many museums, not just the Louvre, have been looking for ways to adopt virtual reality: Getty

As tentative signs start to emerge of a revival for the travel industry, our minds are turning to potential holiday destinations for this summer.

France, as our closest neighbour barring Ireland, makes sense for a first international sojourn.

But can British holidaymakers get there? And will we be welcome if we go?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to France from the UK?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March, but this has now been lifted for more than 80 destinations.

France was on this list, meaning Britons can now visit there without invalidating their travel insurance.

How could I get there?

There are several ways of hopping the Channel. The most obvious one is the Eurostar,

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Vacation trips, easing of travel rules fuel hopes of business jet rebound

By Allison Lampert

MONTREAL (Reuters) – A pick-up in leisure trips and easing European travel restrictions are driving demand for business jet flights this summer, fueling cautious hopes for a rebound in an industry hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, executives and forecasters said.

Commercial and business aviation are both seeing improved domestic traffic this summer. But private flights, which carry smaller groups and promise wealthy passengers less risk of exposure to the coronavirus, have generally fared better than commercial airlines since the start of the pandemic.

U.S. business aviation traffic is down around 20% year to date through July 19 on an annual basis, compared to a decline in U.S. commercial airline traffic of 48% over the same period, according to FlightAware data.

Adam Twidell, chief executive at Private Fly, a global booking service for charter flights, said his company’s booking levels are around 80% of last year’s mark

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