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The quarantine system for international arrivals will be imposed indefinitely despite the introduction of compulsory pre-flight tests, it was revealed yesterday.

Covid UK: Ryanair boss slams Grant Shapps's 'shambolic' travel order

The Transport Secretary has said nobody will be able to depart to the UK by plane, train or ferry unless they present a 'recognised' test result on check-in along with a valid passport and visa if required.

EasyJet secures £1.4bn state-backed bailout

The firm said the five-year loan had been underwritten by a group of banks and part-guaranteed by UK Export Finance, a government agency.

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  • Hyundai's value surges by $9bn amid reports of Apple electric car dealSouth Korean firm backtracks on statement confirming 'early discussion' with US company. Hyundai's value surged by $9bn (£6.6bn) on Friday after reports that it could join with Apple in developing a driverless electric vehicle “ despite confusion as it backtracked on a statement acknowledging 'early discussion' with the iPhone manufacturer.Investors sent the South Korean carmaker's share price on the Seoul exchange up almost 20%, as local media reported a possible tie-up on electric cars and batteries with Apple, which has been developing its own vehicle technology.
  • Car owners told not to miss MOT despite Covid lockdownTests now deemed an essential service, unlike during first UK restrictionsSee all our coronavirus coverage. Car owners in the UK have been told to make sure they do not miss their MOT, even if they are not currently able to use their vehicle.During the first national coronavirus lockdown in 2020, the need for the annual checks was put on hold and drivers whose certificates were due to expire before 31 July were given a six-month extension.
  • Firms halt deliveries from UK to EU over Brexit border problemsDPD pauses road service and retailers suspend sales or reduce lines amid concerns over paperwork and tariffs A growing number of retailers and courier firms are suspending or cutting back deliveries into the EU as companies grapple with new border controls as well as import taxes.On Friday DPD, the international delivery giant, said it was 'pausing' its road service from the UK into Europe, including the Republic of Ireland.

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  • Coronavirus testing for hauliers to continue following decision by French governmentCurrent testing arrangements for hauliers crossing the Channel – where they must have had a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of crossing – are set to continue following a decision by the French Government.   The continuation means that hauliers – including drivers and crew of HGVs, drivers of LGVs and van drivers – planning to cross the Channel should get a negative test before travelling to Kent or other Channel Crossing points.   Following the French Government’s original decision to close the border to the UK, and the subsequent reopening of ...
  • Mandatory Covid-19 testing introduced to bolster border measuresPassengers arriving from all international destinations will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test result before departing for England to help protect against new strains of coronavirus circulating internationally. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from next week inbound passengers arriving by boat, plane or train will have to take a test up to than 72 hours before departing the country they are in, to help protect against the new strains of coronavirus such as those seen in Denmark and South Africa.
  • National Express announces full suspension of servicesNational Express will fully suspend its national network of scheduled coach services with effect from 23:59 on Sunday 10 January 2021. Chris Hardy, managing director of National Express UK Coach: “We have been providing an important service for essential travel needs. However, with tighter restrictions and passenger numbers falling, it is no longer appropriate to do this.” All journeys before Monday 11 January will be completed to ensure any passengers making essential journeys are not stranded.

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  • Airbus orders plunge 65pc as airlines hunker downPARIS, Jan 9 ― European plane maker Airbus said yesterday that it garnered just 268 net new orders last year, a drop of 65 per cent year-on-year reflecting persistent fears about the prospects for air travel amid the coronavirus crisis.

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