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New travel rules: Brits can go play around the world... but the world is not welcome here

New travel rules: Brits can go play around the world... but the world is not welcome here

Only those vaccinated by the NHS will be spared quarantine in England. Changes once again fall short for transnational families.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Travel
Is travel from amber list countries dangerous? A look at the data.

Is travel from amber list countries dangerous? A look at the data.

Are travel restrictions commensurate with the public health risk? Or are they a mildly xenophobic bit of security theatre?

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Politics
Yes, Europeans are being turned away at UK borders. Not all Europeans though.

Yes, Europeans are being turned away at UK borders. Not all Europeans though.

Four out of five EU nationals refused entry to the United Kingdom since Brexit are from Eastern Europe.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration
Episode 27: For transnational families, lockdown has no end

Episode 27: For transnational families, lockdown has no end

The UK is reopening, but not transnational families. Visiting friends or relatives abroad is the second most frequent reason for foreign travel. It's about one in four trips out of the UK, twice the volume of business travel. Travel restrictions have reduced these trips to a trickle. For millions who

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 23: When your passport locks you in, with Selda Shamloo

Episode 23: When your passport locks you in, with Selda Shamloo

Selda Shamloo is taking the Home Office to court. Her mother, who’s Iranian, has been repeatedly denied a simple tourist visa to visit her. This is life on an ostracized passport. For many of us, our passport is a symbol of our wanderlust, a badge of our freedom. It’

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 17: How to become an explorer, with Reza Pakravan

Episode 17: How to become an explorer, with Reza Pakravan

Reza Pakravan has every kid's dream job title – explorer. He just released on Amazon Prime, his latest travel series "The World's Most Dangerous Borders" for which he traveled uninterrupted the width of Africa, across areas any foreign ministry generally tells you to keep clear of and which rarely see a

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 13: Are travel restrictions effective against Covid-19?

Episode 13: Are travel restrictions effective against Covid-19?

In May, I found myself in tears when the British government decided to impose quarantines on anyone returning from France. That was the last straw. How dare they close *my* border? Did it even serve a purpose? When in doubt, go to the library. I turned to science to find

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast
Episode 01: The super weird new way to travel, with Zach Honig

Episode 01: The super weird new way to travel, with Zach Honig

Zach Honig, editor at large at The Points Guy and ultimate frequent flyer, shares how he plans to stay safe on planes, how airlines have abused customers during the pandemic and why you might want to stay local. “Those of us who are used to enjoying the journey as much

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast

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