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What are the latest rules and do you need a Covid test to visit?

<p>The Blue Lagoon in Iceland</p> (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

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With its fjords, geothermal springs and frequent Northern Lights sightings, Iceland is top of the travel bucket-list for many holidaymakers.

On a normal year, the small island nation receives nearly two million tourists – more than five times its own population.

But 2020’s pandemic-induced travel restrictions have slashed that number. Iceland has so far managed to avoid mass contagion, with only 5,170 recorded cases of Covid-19 and 25 deaths.

The country has just been added to the UK’s list of travel corridors – but does that mean Brits are allowed to travel there?

Here’s everything you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Iceland from the UK?

Not from England or Wales, unless it’s for a limited range of “essential” reasons, including work and education. The former is currently under lockdown until 2 December, meaning all leisure travel is banned

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The list of countries that Britons can travel to without having to quarantine for 14 days on return is sadly diminishing week by week.

And the announcements have continued despite national lockdown in place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, meaning only those in Scotland can travel for leisure.

Germany and Sweden were the latest countries to be removed from the travel corridors list, which will be effective from 4am Saturday 7 November.

Denmark also made the no-go list in a last minute announcement that came into effect immediately after an outbreak of coronavirus in minks that could be transmitted to humans.

Last week it was Cyprus and Lithuania. It follows the removal of Liechtenstein from the travel corridors list two weeks ago, and Italy, San Marino and Vatican City three weeks ago.

Dozens of other destinations were scratched from the list in the preceding months.

All of

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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

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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Far-Flung Destinations to Visit Once You’re Ready to Travel Again

Travel is changing, this we know. To be fair, everything these days is changing, but as we move into the latter part of summer and destinations across the globe continue to cautiously reopen, the idea of vacationing again doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it did even a month or two ago. But how we do that now is a completely new experience.

“The ironic thing about all of these trends that we’re seeing is that if you look at what, especially the bigger brands are doing, they’re designing these protocols for effectively, the most anal, most suspicious, most worried traveler. But that’s actually not who’s traveling right now,” Paul Tumpowsky, founder and CEO of Skylark, said at Worth’s latest session of The Next Normal, which also featured Kerry Bergen, senior director of leisure and entertainment at the Baccarat Hotel New York; Genora Boykins, owner of La Maison in

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