TRAVEL NEWS UPDATE APRIL 2021

Songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb got it right with the lyrics.  "New York – New York a wonderful town."  Our editor-at-large Jeff Mills cannot wait to get back.  Here he reports for Business Travel News.

Official Roadmap

Just in case some readers are confused, the Prime Minister will update on Monday 5 April with the Aviation Taskforce reporting Monday 12 April from when you can dine outside. Monday 17 May for hospitality and holidays and from Monday 21 June the social contact restrictions are lifted.

The official government wording

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Driving on the Continent

If you are a Brit living abroad, or indeed resident in the UK but planning a driving trip on the Continent, the rules have changed.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has come up with a neat webpage that explains all the changes country by country – all 27.  Each has slightly different rules.

If you live in the EU, you will now not be able to renew your driving licence in the UK.

And British passport holders hiring a car at the gateway, or taking one abroad, may need an international driving licence. 

www.gov.uk/guidance/driving-in-the-eu-uk-licence-holders-living-in-the-eu

News from Aspire

Just like everyone involved in travel, whether it be a holidaymaker, business traveller, or a person whose livelihood depends on it, Aspire Lounges are waiting with anticipation for the outcome of the UK Government’s review into international travel.  

Until then, the lounges currently open across the globe are: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Aspire Lounge 26 (Schengen) & Aspire Lounge 41 (Non-Schengen), Larnaca Airport Aspire Lounge, Sofia Airport Vitosha Aspire Lounge, Zurich Aspire Lounge, San Diego Airspace Lounge and Jomo Kenyatta Airport Aspire Lounge.  See page 2 for some more exciting Aspire news.

www.executivelounges.com/aspire-lounges

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