Coronavirus

  • UNWTO reports nearly 70% global destinations have eased travel restrictions

    Published on : Friday, December 4, 2020

    According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, the number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. At present 70% of all global destinations have eased travel restrictions that was introduced in response to …

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  • Hong Kong Disneyland closed again with several other Disney Parks shuttered worldwide

    Published on : Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Hong Kong Disneyland shut its doors for a third time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, after the Hong Kong announced new set of restrictions across the region in the wake of a new wave of coronavirus infections. The latest orders …

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  • Disneyland to furlough another 1,800 employees in California

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2020

    Disneyland has planned to furlough nearly 1,800 additional employees in the wake of COVID-19 reopening guidelines from Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration that have left California theme parks closed for the “foreseeable future.” The furlough plans is likely to impact a …

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  • Bali not opening to foreign tourists this month

    Published on : Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    As the world has started to gradually reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a recent buzz that Bali is all set to welcome visitors from all across the globe starting from December 1, which is its …

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  • Canada extends international travel ban until January 2021

    Published on : Monday, November 30, 2020

    The federal government of Canada has once again extended existing international travel restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, barring entry to most travellers who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents or people entering from the U.S. for “essential” reasons. On Sunday, the Minister …

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  • Eurostar continues to struggle for survival following COVID-19 slump

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    High-speed railway service Eurostar that links St Pancras International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Disneyland Resort Paris, Rotterdam and Amsterdam has criticised a new government support scheme for airports in the U.K., arguing that rail operators have been unfairly excluded. The support …

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  • Toughest time for pubs and restaurants under fresh virus wave

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    The billion dollar industry is experiencing huge loss threats owing to the new wave in coronavirus threat. Industry chiefs are apprehensive about the situation. Boris Johnson also mentioned that future is grim and warned all pubs and restaurant owners as …

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  • Germany plans to keep ski resorts shut until January 2021

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Authorities in Germany recently decided to keep ski resorts in Europe closed until early January as part of its efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest news came following the country’s extension of its partial lockdown until December 20. …

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  • Delta to launch quarantine-free testing trial in Italy

    Published on : Friday, November 27, 2020

    Delta Air Lines, the Aeroporti di Roma and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recently joined hands for a transatlantic COVID-19 testing program with the hope the scheme will enable quarantine-free entry into Italy, in accordance with a decree expected to be …

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  • Wandering plans down the lanes of Santa Monica

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    Touring is never culminated without wandering down the lanes of Santa Monica. Stretched along a 3.5-mile piece of Pacific coastline, and averaging 280 days of sunshine a year, it’s always a great time to visit Santa Monica. Coupled with the …

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  • India extends commercial international flight ban until December 31

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    India’s aviation safety regulator DGCA extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights to December 31. However, the restrictions will not apply on international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), according …

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  • Buenos Aires to open for national and foreign tourists next month

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    The Buenos Aires City government recently announced that the capital has decided to re-open to national and international visitors for tourism starting next month. The City Hall confirmed that a comprehensive testing system would be put in place to monitor …

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  • Thailand receives first set of foreign tourists since April

    Published on : Thursday, November 26, 2020

    According to latest reports by Thailand’s tourism ministry, the country received more than 1,000 foreign tourists in October for the first time since its travel ban in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourists began returning in small numbers as …

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  • England introduces new test and release system for international travellers

    Published on : Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    All passengers arriving in England will now be able to reduce mandatory self-isolation by at least a week under new plans from the government. England Transport Secretary Grand Shapps recently confirmed that arriving passengers will have the option to take …

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  • 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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