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Jamaica reopens borders to UK travellers | News

Jamaica reopens borders to UK travellers | News

Jamaica has reopened its borders to UK-based travellers. The decision comes after flights to the Caribbean island were banned for several months in the wake of skyrocketing Covid-19 cases in Europe. The initial ban was imposed under the Disaster Risk Management Act in Jamaica during December. Several other countries also imposed similar travel bans.  The […]

Breaking Travel News investigates: IATA calls for government to reopen borders | Focus

Breaking Travel News investigates: IATA calls for government to reopen borders | Focus

IATA director general, Alain de Juniac, has offered his first Covid-19 briefing for 2021 and called for government to focus on reopening borders to international aviation Before we get into discussing the virus, I would like to extend the sympathies of the industry to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives […]

Abu Dhabi reopens borders to international travellers | News

Abu Dhabi reopens borders to international travellers | News

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis & Disasters Committee, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed from today. International tourists, residents and travellers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14-days. The list of countries eligible for entry […]

Thailand reopens borders to international travellers | News

Thailand reopens borders to international travellers | News

The government of Thailand has announced the opening of its borders to tourists from across the globe. There will, however, be stringent visa policies in place designed to strengthen safety measures. Thailand is now allowing visitors to apply for a tourist visa (TRV) or a special tourist visa (STV) – both come with a mandatory […]

IATA AGM: Travel Pass could unlock global borders | News

IATA AGM: Travel Pass could unlock global borders | News

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that it is in the final development phase of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital health pass that will support the safe reopening of borders. Governments are beginning to use testing as a means of limiting the risks of Covid-19 importation when re-opening their borders to travellers […]

Australia reopens borders to New Zealand travellers | News

Australia reopens borders to New Zealand travellers | News

A limited trans-Tasman travel bubble has opened, with the first flight from New Zealand touching down in Australia earlier. Passengers on the first commercial flight between the two countries in seven months arrived at Sydney International Airport at noon local time. Both Australia and New Zealand closed their borders in March as the Covid-19 pandemic […]

South Africa Tourism welcomes reopening of borders | News

South Africa Tourism welcomes reopening of borders | News

South Africa has partially reopened its borders to international borders. The move follows a decision from president Cyril Ramaphosa that the country would be moving to alert level one from today, thus opening up international borders for selected countries. South Africa has developed a risk categorisation model for different countries. High risk countries are those […]

UNWTO reports gradual reopening of global borders to tourism | News

Travel industry seeks further support in upcoming Budget | News

A majority of destinations around the world have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in view of the development of the pandemic, the seventh edition of the Covid-19 Related Travel Restrictions: A Global Review for Tourism from the UNWTO confirms the ongoing trend towards the […]

Global borders slowly reopening UNWTO research reveals | News

Global borders slowly reopening UNWTO research reveals | News

The responsible restart of tourism is underway around the world as growing numbers of destinations ease Covid-19 related travel restrictions and adapt to the new reality. According to the latest analysis from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), some 40 per cent of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on […]

Bahamas closes borders to United States travellers | News

Bahamas closes borders to United States travellers | News

The Bahamas will to close its borders to international commercial flights and commercial vessels carrying passengers from the United States. The move, confirmed by prime minister Hubert Minnis earlier, follows the continued increase in Covid-19 cases in a number of states. Jamaica announced it would impose new restrictions on US travellers earlier. The Bahamas order […]

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