Ukrainian refugees set up a camp near Mexico City in anticipation of entering the United States

Hundreds of Ukrainian refugees have camped near Mexico City, where they are waiting for the US government to allow them to enter the country. Every day, from 50 to 100 people arrive at the camp opened a week ago. To... Read more

48 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Minimal restrictions 21. Costa Rica The wildlife paradise of Costa Rica not only welcomes unvaccinated arrivals but does not require them to take a test. They must, however, buy insurance with specific cover requirements and complete an advance epidemiological information... Read more

46 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Minimal restrictions 17. Costa Rica The wildlife paradise of Costa Rica not only welcomes unvaccinated arrivals but does not require them to take a test. They must, however, buy insurance with specific cover requirements and complete an advance epidemiological information... Read more

47 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Minimal restrictions 17. Costa Rica The wildlife paradise of Costa Rica not only welcomes unvaccinated arrivals but does not require them to take a test. They must, however, buy insurance with specific cover requirements and complete an advance epidemiological information... Read more

44 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

31. India All travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before they travel. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to upload a negative PCR test, conducted within 72 hours of departure. 32. Jamaica The... Read more

42 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

29. India All travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before they travel. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to upload a negative PCR test, conducted within 72 hours of departure. 30. Jamaica The... Read more

The Cornish town on top of a Mexican mountain

Cornish immigration petered out during the Mexican Revolution of 1910, but a love of pasties and a resurgent interest in the heritage means that Real del Monte and Pachuca’s Cornish foundations remain strong. For Señor Peralta, that’s important. “Without the... Read more

37 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

25. India All travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before they travel. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to upload a negative PCR test, conducted within 72 hours of departure. 26. Jamaica The... Read more

36 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

24. India All travellers should submit a self-declaration form on the online “Air Suvidha” portal before they travel. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to upload a negative PCR test, conducted within 72 hours of departure. 25. Jamaica The... Read more

22 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Ireland Travellers aged 12 and over who are not fully vaccinated or in possession of a proof of recovery certificate have to show a negative PCR test (taken no more than 72 hours before entry). This includes travellers from Great... Read more

Vicente Fernández, flamboyant mariachi and ranchera megastar known to Mexicans as ‘El Rey’ – obituary

Vicente Fernández, who has died aged 81, was a Mexican megastar of traditional mariachi music and its more commercial 20th century offshoot ranchera, and was known to his fans simply as “El Rey”. Mariachi has its roots in 19th century... Read more

Vicente Fernández, flamboyant mariachi and ranchera megastar known to Mexicans as ‘El Rey’ – obituary

Vicente Fernández, who has died aged 81, was a Mexican megastar of traditional mariachi music and its more commercial 20th century offshoot ranchera, and was known to his fans simply as “El Rey”. Mariachi has its roots in 19th century... Read more

The trick to having five holidays for the price of one

The beach holiday: Isla Holbox Just off the Yucatán peninsula’s steamy north coast, Holbox is a 25-mile long sandbar with a gorgeous beach and warm, still waters. Enjoy shoreline walks, swims and SUP sessions, delicious al fresco barefoot lunches and... Read more

The rise of the omni-trip – how to have five holidays in one place

The beach holiday: Isla Holbox Just off the Yucatán peninsula’s steamy north coast, Holbox is a 25-mile long sandbar with a gorgeous beach and warm, still waters. Enjoy shoreline walks, swims and SUP sessions, delicious al fresco barefoot lunches and... Read more

What I learned about Instagram and travelling – aged 62 (and it’s not what I thought)

If it worked for so many others, maybe it could work for me? It could certainly raise my profile, and it might make me see the world differently. And besides, what did I have to lose? We hadn’t even checked-in... Read more

20 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Turkey All arrivals into Turkey aged six and over, including Turkish citizens and residence permit holders, must complete an online form (Form for Entry to Turkey) a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel.  All unvaccinated arrivals aged 12 and... Read more

Chilling picture mother took of killer seconds before he shot her dead

A Mexican hotel receptionist took a photograph of a gunman on her mobile phone seconds before he shot her dead, leading to the arrest of her suspected killer. Paula Ruiz had left work in the city of San Cristóbal de... Read more

Chilling picture mother captured of killer seconds before he shot her dead

A Mexican hotel receptionist took a photograph of a gunman on her mobile phone seconds before he shot her dead, leading to the arrest of her suspected killer. Paula Ruiz had left work in the city of San Cristóbal de... Read more

Chilling picture woman captured of killer seconds before he shot her dead

The image led to the arrest of several people on charges of murder, robbery, illegal gun possession and drug offences. Mr Ruiz’s shadow can be seen in the corner of the shot as a man identified by authorities only as... Read more

No masks, no tests: Where to have the most normal holiday in 2022

October South Africa The continent’s third most-visited country after Morocco and Egypt, South Africa relies on tourism to the tune of 9.1% of total employment, and 7% of GDP. Therefore it will almost certainly be keen to make up for... Read more

17 countries you can visit even if you’re unvaccinated

Turkey All arrivals into Turkey aged six and over, including Turkish citizens and residence permit holders, must complete an online form (Form for Entry to Turkey) a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel.  All unvaccinated arrivals aged 12 and... Read more

15 half-term holidays with availability – and the Covid hoops to jump through

Admit it – you had forgotten, hadn’t you? The next school holiday (half term runs from February 12–20 this year) is just days away and you haven’t done anything about it.  And this half term really does matter. In the... Read more

Planning your 2022 holiday? The easiest test-free options

This week, British holidaymakers received news that has been eight months in the making. For the first time since May 17 last year, we can go on holiday and return to the UK without taking a single Covid-19 test. For... Read more

With Spain and France locking out British families, it’s time to look east

They can be oily skinned, sulky, intermittently selfish. But the way some countries are treating our teenagers feels rather unfair. With the UK dropping testing requirements from February 11, now is the moment to start looking at our holiday options... Read more

Planning your 2022 getaway? The easiest test-free holiday options

This week, British holidaymakers received a piece of news that has been eight months in the making. For the first time since May 17 last year, you can go on holiday and return to the United Kingdom without taking a... Read more