Coronavirus

  • U.K. government introduces tougher travel and entry restrictions

     Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The U.K. government has recently announced a series of new measures designed to curb the spread of the new variants of COVID-19. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced tougher border measures and said that the new rules have been undertaken …

  • WTTC urges the world to focus on ‘high-risk travellers’

     Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently called upon governments to abandon the concept of ‘high-risk countries’ and urged to focus on how individual ‘high-risk travellers’ are treated at borders instead. WTTC is urging governments around the world to …

  • Transport Canada extends cruise ban until February 2022

     Wednesday, February 10, 2021

    Transport Canada has recently decided to extend a ban on cruise vessels in all Canadian waters until February 28, 2022. The order, which were originally issued last spring and extended several times since, was announced by minister of transport, Omar …

  • IATA declares 2020 as the worst year for aviation industry

     Thursday, February 4, 2021

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2020 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometres) fell by 66 per cent compared to the full year of 2019 and is considered to be the sharpest …

  • Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines delays return until June

     Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has decided to cancel all sailings until the end of June in light of the current restrictions in England as a result of the pandemic. The company had been due to resume sailing on May 22, …

  • oneworld introduces COVID-19 information portal for customers

     Thursday, February 4, 2021

    oneworld has partnered with travel tech company Sherpa with the aim of offering the customers the most up-to-date information on government entry and travel restrictions, making it easier to plan travel. Customers have been requested to visit the portal in order …

  • Dubai announces new measures amid rising COVID cases

     Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Dubai has announced a new set of measures in order to curb the rising number of COVID-19 cases recorded recently in the emirate. The new rules will be executed with immediate effect and will remain in place until the end …

  • Ryanair urges vaccination to control further financial loss

     Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Under the present situation, Ryanair predicted a lose up to €950 million in its current financial year as chief executive Michael O’Leary urged the Republic and EU to accelerate Covid-19 vaccinations. The Irish airline group recently made it official that …

  • Japan airlines predicts further loss owing to very low travel demand

     Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Japan airlines unhappily projected that it further predicts a higher loss owing to continuous decreasing of travel booking. On Monday they announced a yearly forecast with record operating loss of 420 billion yen due to the sudden spike in coronavirus …

  • Hong Kong imposes four lockdowns for COVID-19 screening

     Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Four lockdowns imposed in Hong Kong for mandatory COVID-19 screening have so far identified no new infections, with residents testing negative allowed to leave the restricted areas for work early on Tuesday. On Monday, officials restricted buildings in Tsim Sha …

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