For some reason, so few hotels have blackout curtains (or eye masks). Do bring an eye mask – it will make or break your trip. Throw those trainers in too: you’ll want to get a walk or workout in. Taxis are hard to come by this year, so give yourself time. If you can, order your antigen test (*check what test you need) and bring it with you – this is easier than trying to arrange it when you’re there. Bring a phone charger in your hand luggage; if you can’t show your QR codes on arrival, life will be difficult. Moving your flight on BA is easy right now – it’s worth flying with them for this reason alone. And book in for dinner at Cova Santa if you’re missing the clubs.
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