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Travel update – 7th January 2022

Pre-departure testing scrapped! The Government has confirmed the removal of its pre-departure test requirements for fully vaccinated passengers travelling into England. PCR tests and self-isolation on arrival have also been scrapped, with the government reverting to...
Our top 10 European Christmas Markets

Our top 10 European Christmas Markets

All over Europe, hundreds of loud, whimsical, glittering Christmas Markets take stage in the centre of towns and cities bringing festive cheer. Christmas Markets are a fantastic place to tour and browse trinkets, decorations, tourist attractions and enjoy an evening...

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Explore breath-taking beaches in Jersey…

Explore breath-taking beaches in Jersey…

As we ease out of lockdown, it’s good to know there’s a getaway destination on your doorstep for a long lazy holiday or short break. Closer to home, Jersey is the perfect staycation to rebalance. Jersey falls within the UK’s Common Travel Area. You do not need to...

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Reach for Winter warmth in the Canary Islands…

Reach for Winter warmth in the Canary Islands…

With the weather turning colder and wetter and the night’s drawing in, the thought of a week or two away, lazing on a beach in the warm winter sun is enough to get any of us packing our suitcase and heading straight off to the airport… With frequent flights from all...

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Half term holidays given a boost…

Half term holidays given a boost…

Fully vaccinated people arriving in England from countries not on the red list can take a cheaper and quicker lateral flow test rather than the PCR version from October 24 - in time for those returning from half-term breaks. This rule will make testing simpler and...

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It’s time to travel!

It’s time to travel!

The latest government announcement brings welcome changes to the travel restrictions for England! The current traffic light system will be simplified into one red list and ‘rest of the world’ with a reduction in the number of countries on the red (unsafe for travel)...

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Summary of the latest Travel Announcement

Summary of the latest Travel Announcement

Effective 19th July  Fully vaccinated UK travellers returning to England will no longer need to self-isolate on return from AMBER list destinations. (You are considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second jab) You will still need to take a pre-departure test...

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TRAVEL UPDATE ✈ 7th January 2021 ✈

TRAVEL UPDATE ✈ 7th January 2021 ✈

The Government announced another National lockdown for England starting on Tuesday 5th January 2021. As part of this lockdown, only essential travel abroad will be permitted. Our stores are still closed face to face but contactable by phone. If you have a booking with...

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Latest Coronavirus Update 23.12.2020

Latest Coronavirus Update 23.12.2020

Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Saturday afternoon, we were deeply saddened to have to close the doors to our Quadrant Department Stores and Co-operative Travel branches again and we really hope to be able to welcome you back soon. Our travel team is...

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Become a Co-op member!

When you invest just £1, you can become a Chelmsford Star Co-op member and earn membership points for your holiday booking.

This means you’ll earn money back when you travel with us that can go towards your next break (or spent in Quadrant department stores or local Co-op food shops)!