Spain’s National holiday – 12th October – La Fiesta Nacional de España

Traditionally referred to as the Día de la Hispanidad,  Spain’s National day is the most important date for most Spanish in the national holiday calendar. Now celebrated on 12th October, it has its origins in 1892 as a celebration of the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, It is especially important this year, as…

New travel rules for the UK – amber list is no more

From 4am on 22nd September 2021, the traffic light system will be abolished, leaving just the “red” list and “green” list countries. The “red list” has been shortened from 62 to 54 countries, with Kenya, Oman, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Maldives, Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh now officially “green”. Also, several countries have been added to the vaccine…