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Travelling to the UK from 4 October 2021

Simplified rules for international travel returning to the UK from 4 October 2021. Vaccinated or not - check the rules.

The big travel inquest: 8 cataclysmic decisions that killed off post-pandemic travel

The British government, through neglect, incompetence, ignorance and hubris, has left our travel trade to die. Chris Haslam, The Times 02.09.21

Updated Covid information for Amber destinations

Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries

Travelling to Greece summer 2021

This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted in Greece in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Mauritius is opening it’s borders

Phased opening of Mauritius to UK travellers from 15 July 2021.

Passenger Covid-19 Charter

Want to know what your rights are before or after you have made a Travel Booking? Here is the link you need to understand the rules.

International travel from 17 May 2021 & testing information

Useful links for Government websites, travel advice, testing providers & booking procedures.

What the ‘Traffic Lights’ mean for travellers

Whilst I struggle to get my head around the latest in a year of confusing challenges, here is a post explaining what the 'traffic lights' mean

Greece open to Brits from mid May

Greece is set to open its borders to British holidaymakers on 14 May. Those with vaccinations will be admitted without testing, others will need a negative Covid test pre arrival.

Return to the Seychelles

From 25th March the Seychelles will be open to all visitors, irrespective of vaccination status. No quarantine on arrival and free movement within country.

Covid-19 Travel Map

Put in your nationality and where you want to travel from and to, to check the latest travel entry requirements and any relevant restrictions.

Brexit prompts new ‘Global’ Health Insurance Card

The new Global Health Insurance Card has been launched, replacing the existing European version following Brexit. (12.1.21)

Negative Covid-19 test required when entering England

Key points from the announcement that all international arrivals are required to prove negative COVID-19 test result. (8.1.21))

EU Travel Post Brexit

When you book a holiday with us, we will ensure you have all the correct information to comply to entry requirements for destinations you are visiting.

2020 The year that went horribly wrong

A month by month look back on 2020 & how it destroyed the travel industry...

The Maldives are open!


Nomad Travel Clinics discount

Receive 10% discount on travel vaccinations and health products when you book with us as AITO partners.

Travel to Africa post Covid

Latest travel updates for destinations in Africa, including travel corridor news and entry requirements.

Where, when & how can I travel again?

We are here for our clients to help navigate the maze of travel restrictions & advice, entry requirements, insurance, testing & more.

Good news for mountain gorillas in Uganda

More baby mountain gorillas were born recently in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & permit prices are reduced!

‘Test and Rest’ Hotel package launched at Heathrow

Hotel package comprising of an overnight stay at the hotel pre-flight, directly connected to Terminal 5, including a self-administered PCR Covid-19 test kit.

New flight routes for 2021

We share with you the latest in new flight routes, airport & airline schedules for next year

Free Covid tests to help re-open trans Atlantic routes

Hopes raised that Covid testing can remove the need for quarantine on arrival in the UK & help to re-open the US travel market.

Ethiopian Airlines new aircraft

New routes and new aircraft as Africa opens up destinations post Covid restrictions

Save our travel industry

We love creating dream holidays for our clients and would really like to still be trading when the time comes to book your next travels! Sign this ABTA petition to save the Travel Industry

Coronavirus advice for our clients

As ABTA bonded travel agents, Travel With Jules is working round the clock to assist our clients in getting home or deferring their holiday bookings. Here are official links for ABTA and government websites regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.

Travel With Jules wins another Excellence Award!

We are proud to be members of AITO and working with such a group of fabulous specialist holiday professionals, thank you for your award!

Thomas Cook ceases trading

Very sad news today that Thomas Cook has collapsed and ceased trading. We are working with industry colleagues to help those affected.

Travel with Jules presentation evening from the Arctic to Zambia!

If you are a follower of Travel With Jules or existing client, come and meet us face to face and hear about some inspiring travel destinations for your next trip!

New Gorilla permit fees Uganda

Uganda Wildlife Authority has announced an increase of $100 for gorilla permits in two parks, Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Comic Relief Kilimanjaro climb

Follow in the footsteps of Comic Relief to the roof of Africa with a trekking trip to Kilimanjaro! News from our leading trekking & adventure holiday partners!

New Tracks Across Africa!

Rovos Rail launch new East to West luxury train journey across Africa, from Tanzania to Angola.

Keep calm and book a holiday!

The travel industry is today shocked and outraged following the Sunday Times completely untrue statement yesterday regarding travel in the EU affected by Brexit!

We are finalists in the Luxury Travel Awards!

Travel With Jules are proud to announce that we are finalists for the Luxury Retail Travel Business of the Year in the TTG awards next February!

Swim with Whale Sharks in Tanzania this winter!

Spend time around Mafia Island with Whale Sharks this winter with added flight connections!

Book now for Migration Season 2019!

The mass herds of wildebeest and zebra have just arrived into Kenya's Masai Mara at the river crossings - Small camps fill up fast so book now for next year!

Tune in next week to see Zambia showcased on UK TV!

From 25th June for 10 days Zambia will feature on ITV television - showcasing everything this amazing safari destination has to offer!

Early booking for Tiger Safaris is essential!

A drastic reduction in the number of jeeps and visitors permitted to enter popular tiger reserves means that late bookings are not always possible. Book now for this winter!

Travel With Jules features in Suffolk Resident Magazine

Read about Jules' journey into setting up our award winning independent Suffolk travel agency & the benefits we offer you as your bespoke travel consultants!

Tribute to Daphne Sheldrick – Queen of the Elephants

The world of African conservation has lost a great matriach and our thoughts are with her family (human and elephant) who we know will miss her and will carry on her legacy..... 

New Emirates flights from Stansted

Great news for our region! Emirates will be the first middle-eastern/gulf carrier to operate out of London Stansted when it start daily flights to Dubai on 8 June 2018

Prince Harry appointed President of African Parks

Great news for African conservation! This breaking news was announced 27 December during BBC Radio 4's “Today” Programme, which Prince Harry guest edited.

Bali Volcano Travel Advice

Bali Volcano Mt Agung eruption travel advice via ABTA & the FCO

New direct flights to Seychelles

Take advantage of new direct flights to The Seychelles twice weekly with British Airways in 2018.

Security in Las Vegas

Travel advice and contact details for clients travelling to or worried about friends currently in Las Vegas.

Failure of Monarch

Monarch Airlines has ceased trading and its 300,000 future bookings for flights and holidays have been cancelled. Any TWJ holidays affected have full ATOL protection.

Hurricane Travel Advice

Travel With Jules is assisting clients in the Caribbean and southern US States who are affected by the current hurricanes in the region.

Kenya Bans Plastic Bags

We are pleased to hear that Kenya has banned plastic bags. Travellers should not bring any plastic bags into the country including duty free bags.

Business as usual in Kenya!

Following the recent elections in Kenya various media sources have been issuing some misleading information regarding travel advisories. The FCO states Kenya has a 'green light' - good to go!

Restrictions on visiting Machu Picchu – Peru

Tourists visiting Machu Picchu will now have a timed entry permit to access the site from July 2017 to protect this UNESCO site

New Direct Flight UK to Rwanda

This new direct flight service linking London and Kigali, Rwanda opens up a wide range of safaris & primate trekking holidays.

Rwanda Gorilla Permits

Rwanda authorities have announced the increase in the price of Gorilla Permits from US$ 750 to US $1,500 for all visitors effective immediately.

Africa flights update

A round up of the latest new flight routes and services across Africa. New routes and upgraded services.

Mozambique visas now on arrival

All international visitors to Mozambique who require a visa, can now receive a visa on arrival. Visitors will pay US$50 for a dual-entry visa which is valid for 30 days.

Giraffe Manor is on TV tonight!

A huge favourite with our clients, Giraffe Manor in Kenya is on BBC2 tonight Monday 10 April 2017 - contact us for your own holiday to get up close and personal with the residents of Giraffe Manor!!

Update from British Airways

British Airways will no longer accept payments in cash for extra services purchased at their London airports and some North America locations.

New Zealand Wildfires – FCO update

Wildfires have been spreading around Wellington, New Zealand. Updated advice from the FCO for British nationals in New Zealand.

Travelling to the United States – news update

Travel With Jules operates tailor made holidays to the USA and are members of ABTA. Here is our news update on the status of entry to the US by UK nationals.

Gambia Travel Advice

Travel advice for The Gambia from fully bonded Tailor Made Gambia specialists.

Terminal changes at London Gatwick

British Airways will move to the South Terminal, Virgin Atlantic will move to the North Terminal, and easyJet, which currently operates out of both terminals, will consolidate its entire operation in the North Terminal.

New Uni-visa for Zimbabwe – Zambia

New combined visa for Zimbabwe and Zambia - great news for tourism! The visa allows visitors from 65 countries to travel between Zimbabwe and Zambia using the same document.

New flights from Stansted!

Great news for the East of England! From spring 2017 Jet 2 is opening up a timetable of flights from Stansted airport.

Internet bookings often go wrong!

Next time you are tempted by a 'bargain deal' on the internet please contact us first ... recent news articles highlighting pitfalls of booking holidays on line!

New direct flight route to Salt Lake City

Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines launch new direct flights from the UK to Salt Lake City. Holidays to Montana, Idaho and Seattle, plus options with Las Vegas, California, Utah and the parks and canyons of USA.

Travel With Jules New Office!

Long awaited, Travel With Jules officially opens the doors on our new office in Suffolk today! Come and see us and plan your next trip.

Update to Thailand travel advice

This news article clarifies the situation in Thailand for tourists following the death of the King. Travel advice for Thailand.

Documentary to mark anniversary of Born Free

Watch TV this weekend for a one off documentary featuring Virginia McKenna who played Joy Adamson in the 1966 film Born Free & book a safari to follow in her footsteps!

Canada Entry Requirements

The leniency period will shortly end and eTA’s will become mandatory from Friday 30th September 2016. Contact us for details if we have arranged your holiday to Canada.

Don’t get caught out by holiday fraud – book with us!

Reported today in the Sunday Times, how one family lost £2k to fraudsters ... don't book online, let us protect you! Scams are on the rise with fake websites and hacked email accounts ..

What does Brexit mean for travel?

Travel With Jules will always look after our clients as best we can whatever is happening in the world and would like to reassure you that at the moment things are still very much 'business as usual'.

The Millionaires Holiday Club

Travel With Jules is proud to work with ITC Luxury Travel featured in this new BBC TV programme featuring luxury yachts, private islands & barefoot beaches. Let us be your own personal concierge!

New ‘music suites’ for recording artists!

World famous luxury hotel brand 'W' has launched its first 'W Sound Suite' at the W Retreat & Spa Bali - perfect for recording artists, studio musicians and record producers to write and record in luxurious surroundings.

Latest FCO advice via ABTA

As ABTA members we are updated daily with any changes regarding travel around the world. Here are updates affecting travel including advice on the Zika Virus from the FCO.

Music Festival in Malawi – visit the Lake of Stars

Visit one of the world's best Music Festival on the shores of Lake Malawi - World class Arts and Culture on the beach!

British Airways launches longest route – new flight to Chile!

From January 2017, British Airways will fly direct to Santiago, capital of Chile four times a week on it's longest non stop route using the carriers new Dreamliner aircraft.

Kenya ivory burn makes conservation news history

Kenya hits the headlines with the most significant demonstration against poaching in the region and the largest burn of illegal wildlife products in history.

Uganda e-visas

Uganda introduces e-visas from June - travel news from Africa. New online visa system, apply in advance of travel online.

Single visa entry for Malawi & Zambia

Hopefully, this proposal will be implemented soon! Great news for combining the two countries for safari and beach holidays.

Entry requirements updated for Kenya

Updated list of countries required to provide proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination for entry into Kenya. Travel news from Africa.

New flights link Cape Town to Botswana

More options for tailor made holidays and safaris as new flights operate between South Africa's Cape Town and Botswana.

Changes to Dubai airport taxes

Flight news - Update on passenger taxes to be payable on all flights out of Dubai airport from 1 July 2016.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us! It's the year of the Monkey! What Chinese New Year character are you?

ZIKA Virus Travel News

As members of ATTA, ABTA and AITO we receive up to date travel news and FCO advice. Zika virus is an extremely low threat to tourists - read on!

Sharm el Sheikh flights update

Travel News update on the suspension of flights to the Red Sea Resort of Sharm el Sheikh.

Changes to USA entry requirements

Entry requirements to USA from 1 April 2016 require all travellers to have a security chipped passport. Read here for details.

News from the Warm Heart of Africa

Latest news from the tourism sector in Malawi - visit Malawi Tourism at Destinations Travel Show Olympia next week and arrange to speak to Jules there!

World Wildlife Day!

3 March is World Wildlife Day - book a safari to Africa with us and help support wildlife and conservation projects. We make sure your money is spent wisely!

We are working with Naturetrek!

Jules used to work for Naturetrek, a specialist Natural History & Wildlife tour operator and is very excited to offer their fabulous portfolio of holidays to our clients!

A win for Africa’s Lions!

Great news from the US Fish and Wildlife Department to protect Africa's Lions following the recent shooting of Cecil the Lion.

Marsh Pride Lions new arrivals in the Mara!

Great news for the Marsh Pride in Kenya's Masai Mara following the tragic events recently - new cubs seen near Sentinel Camp!

Travel to South Africa just got even better value for money!!

The exchange rate on the South African Rand just got better than ever! Currently R24 to the £1 now is the time to go on safari or enjoy the fabulous food and wine of Cape Town!

Kenya Safaris are top of the world!

Lovely to see our friends in Kenya win this fabulous award - good news for Kenya tourism after several years of negative press!

Change in visa fees – Madagascar

Changes to entry requirements for Madagascar in 2016 - new visa and tourism tax rules.

Fast track entry to USA for frequent travellers

New ruling for fast track entry to USA begins in December. Regular travellers to the States may find this news interesting!

Follow BBC’s ‘The Hunt’ on your own wildlife adventure!

Let us create your own dream wildlife holiday to see the animals filmed in this dramatic BBC series! Big Cats of the Mara and Wild Dogs of Zambia are our favourites!

New flight route links South Africa with Zanzibar

Low cost pan-African airline FastJet has announced they will be operating daily flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg from 11 January 2016, in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.

Travel industry article following Paris events

A very poignant article reflecting the travel industry stance on the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Security in Sharm el Sheikh

Updated news from ABTA on travel and flights to Egypt and Sharm el Sheikh. BA & EasyJet extended policies on suspended flights.

New Independent Lounge at T5

The only independent airport lounge in Heathrow T5 is now open! We can add this or any other airport lounges to your holiday booking. Relax in the spa or enjoy the complimentary British themed food.

Visas for India made easier!

Good news – Indian visa has now become simpler and cheaper for Citizens of United Kingdom and Ireland! These changes mean that you can now book 'last minute' travel to India without having to complete multiple lengthy forms and post off your passport!

Heathrow Terminal changes from British Airways

Terminal changes at London Heathrow for British Airways from 2015 - 2016. Long haul routes including Nairobi, Cape Town, Vancouver and several USA hubs.

Changes to visa requirements for Kenya

From 1 September 2015 all visitors must apply for an e-visa on-line before arrival into Kenya.

Goodbye Uganda from British Airways

British Airways last direct flight service to Uganda will be 2-3 October 2015.
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The Land of Fire and Ice

We covered 2000 miles in 2 weeks - managing to pull off such a fantastic trip during a global pandemic is really quite some feat for TWJ. Our intense good memory bank has well and truly been topped up!

A wee McBlog from Scotland …

Mags & Teri visited the highlands of Bonnie Scotland in the Autumn colours

Loving Life in Lefkada!

Life on the water in beautiful Lefkada - Jules travels to Greece to find out how life is post Covid in a private villa.

Airports & the ‘new’ flight experience

Jules travelled to Greece from London Heathrow and reports back about the airport and flying experience in our post Covid world of travel

Travelling to the UK from 4 October 2021

Simplified rules for international travel returning to the UK from 4 October 2021. Vaccinated or not - check the rules.

The big travel inquest: 8 cataclysmic decisions that killed off post-pandemic travel

The British government, through neglect, incompetence, ignorance and hubris, has left our travel trade to die. Chris Haslam, The Times 02.09.21

Updated Covid information for Amber destinations

Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries

Travelling to Greece summer 2021

This document contains the latest information about the protocols, preventative measures and changes adopted in Greece in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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