Coronavirus

  • China seeks QR Code tracking for all international travellers

    Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    China recently urged countries around the world to adopt a global COVID-19 tracking system using QR codes with the hope that it would drastically speed up international travel amid the pandemic. It was during the latest virtual G20 leaders’ summit …

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  • NSW and Victoria state borders reopened after four months

    Published on : Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    On Monday, the border between Australia’s two most populous states- New South Wales and Victoria was reopened after more than four months of shutdown, as Victoria finally came out of a second wave of coronavirus infections after observing a strict …

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  • Despite trouble aviation industry on the road to recovery

    Published on : Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Just like other industries the aviation industry was also hard hit by the pandemic situation and suffered for almost past seven months. However, the industry is slowly making recovery after the lockdown and adopting measures of protection against the virus …

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  • Gatwick Airport welcomes new COVID-19 testing facility

    Published on : Saturday, November 21, 2020

    Gatwick Airport and ExpressTest have joined hands to welcome the opening of a new COVID-19 screening centre. Located within the long stay car park at the South Terminal, the site will a fast and accurate and lab-analysed PCR swab test. It …

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  • South Australia announces six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown

    Published on : Friday, November 20, 2020

    The state of South Australia recently announced a six-day “circuit-breaker” lockdown for its nearly two million people in a bid to contain a sudden coronavirus outbreak with a total of 22 new cases reported from an Adelaide hotel used to …

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  • Alcohol now ban in Scotland railways

    Published on : Thursday, November 19, 2020

    The authorities have recently decided to introduce a complete ban on consumption of alcohol within Scotland’s rail network. Visitors will no longer be allowed to drink alcohol or trains or at stations in Scotland from Monday, ScotRail has announced. Keeping …

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  • South Africa reopens border to international tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, November 18, 2020

    After observing months of international travel restrictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa has finally decided to reopen its borders for international tourism. President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that the destination will open its international borders to …

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  • Tunisia-Libya border reopens after seven months of closure

    Published on : Monday, November 16, 2020

    Libyan authorities recently announced that the country has decided to reopen its border crossing with Tunisia after nearly seven months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the countries have also mentioned that besides the border reopening, flight services …

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  • Travel businesses have had no chance to recover with 9 in 10 summer holidays cancelled

    Published on : Friday, November 13, 2020

    The ABTA says the travel and tourism industry has had no opportunity to recover since the start of the pandemic, as new figures1 reveal that despite the opening of travel corridors – 9 in 10 (91%) holidays in July and …

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  • Airlines happy with positive vaccine news

    Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Soon after the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer along with German biotech firm BioNTech announced positive result from their Covid-19 vaccine trial, US airlines experienced surge in ticket booking igniting hopes of travel return after pandemic pause. United Airlines mentioned over …

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  • Israeli hotels seize Coronavirus opportunity to expand operations

    Published on : Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Roni Manor comes every morning to the NofGinosar Hotel on the shore of the Kinneret, even though it has been closed due to coronavirus restrictions. He inspects the rooms, looks at the birds and at the fish swimming in the …

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  • Manchester Airport restricts operations to only one terminal

    Published on : Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Manchester Airport has decided to move all operations into terminal one in response to the drop in passenger numbers as a result of England’s return to a national lockdown for a minimum period of four weeks. The will be effective …

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  • MSC Magnifica operations suspended till December 18

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2020

    MSC Cruises has decided to temporarily suspend further sailings of MSC Magnifica. The temporary suspension will be effective starting November 8 through to December 18, included. The cruise line made in comeback in October and mentioned that the prevailing pandemic …

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  • COVID-19 likely to limit Saudi Arabia’s tourism expansion plan

    Published on : Friday, November 6, 2020

    According to latest reports, Saudi Arabia has the potential to become a regional tourism powerhouse but the country is unlikely to reach its optimistic annual visitor goals due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global travel. Fahd Hamidaddin, …

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  • Brunei launches campaign to boost domestic tourism

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Haji Ali recently launched a domestic tourism campaign as the country’s inbound tourists have largely decreased during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign has been initiated by the Ministry of Primary Resources and …

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  • Europe surpasses 11 million cases of coronavirus with the latest additions of Austria & Greece imposing lockdown

    Published on : Thursday, November 5, 2020

    On Tuesday, Europe passed a very serious milestone after reporting over 11 million cases of coronavirus, with the latest additions of Austria and Greece on the continent to inflict shutdowns. Struggling from a deadly spree in the streets of Vienna …

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  • Soaring infection leads to sudden dip in European flights

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    As the 2nd wave of infection hits the state and the Government is forced to impose lockdown once again, European airlines too cuts down on flights and reduces traveling scope. With the rise in virus cases, the Government has no …

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  • U.K. likely to face 2.4 million job losses in travel and tourism: WTTC

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    According to a latest study of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the U.K. could witness a staggering loss of 2.4 million jobs in the travel and tourism sector this year if COVID-19 related international travel restrictions continue to …

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  • California mayors urge administration to reopen theme parks

    Published on : Wednesday, November 4, 2020

    Mayors of eight major cities from California including Los Angeles recently appealed to the state’s Governor Gavin Newsom to ease COVID-19 restrictions that have completely disrupted the operations of theme parks such as Disneyland, warning that hundreds of thousands of …

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  • Canada extends international travel restrictions for another month

    Published on : Tuesday, November 3, 2020

    Canada has decided to extend its international travel restrictions that are currently in place for another month

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