From why your P&O cruise is safe to the ‘green pass’ scam: The Holiday Guru answers readers’ travel questions
The Holiday Guru is always on hand to answer your questions.
Here, he warns one reader to beware of bogus NHS covid pass emails, and advises another on the best place for a special lunch in Paris.
Q. I’m worried. I have a P&O Cruise booked. Will it go ahead given all the troubles at P&O Ferries?
Jennifer Lyne, Manchester.
The Holiday Guru reassures a reader that her P&O cruise is safe
A. Your trip is fine. P&O Cruises has nothing to do with P&O Ferries. It is owned by Carnival Cruise Line, a completely different company.
Q. I am in Spain and about to return home. Do I need to complete a Passenger Locator Form? I went on holiday before this week’s rule change.
Ann Jones, Portsmouth.
A. You are correct about the change —Passenger Locator Forms were discontinued yesterday. It does not matter if you travelled out before then.
Q. I Would like to take my wife for an anniversary lunch in Paris, travelling by Eurostar. What is the cost of the trains? And do you have any restaurant tips for near Gare du Nord?
Julian Daniels, via email.
A. St Pancras-Paris returns are from £78 (eurostar.com). Close to the station, Chez Casimir is a pleasant brasserie serving boeuf bourguignon (from £35 for three courses, +33 1 4878 2880). Or try Brasserie Terminus Nord, which has juicy steaks (terminusnord.com), Brasserie Bellanger (nouvellegardegroupe.com) or Le Bistrot de Madeleine (lebistrodemadeleine.fr).
The Guru helps a reader who is planning to take his wife to Paris (pictured) for their anniversary
Q. I received an email saying it was from the NHS asking me to click on a link for a ‘green pass’ for European travel. Is this a scam?
Ted Shepherd, via email.
A. Yes, it is. Do not click on the link. Travel passes on the NHS Covid-19 app or paper equivalent are the only valid vaccine passes (nhs.uk).
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