Coronavirus

  • UK cuts travel red list to just seven countries

     Friday, October 8, 2021

    The UK government has decided to cut down the number of countries on the UK travel red list from 54 to seven. As per the latest announcement, South Africa, Brazil and Mexico has been taken off the red list, which …

  • UK drops travel advice against 32 more countries

     Thursday, October 7, 2021

    The UK has dropped the advice against travel to 32 countries issued by the Foreign Office and has decided to allow holidays in places like Fiji, Malaysia and. It has also been announced that insurance firms will now cover travel …

  • New Zealand set to mandate vaccination ahead of reopening

     Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    New Zealand has decided to introduce a vaccine mandate for international travellers next month.  The country will require non-citizens to be fully vaccinated in order to enter the country, starting November 1. However, children under 17, New Zealand citizens and …

  • Australia set to reopen its borders in November

     Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Australia has decided to reopen its international borders from November, allowing vaccinated citizens to enjoy their long-awaited freedoms. Since March 2020, Australia has had some of the world’s strictest border rules that even banned its own people from leaving the …

  • UNWTO reports signs of tourism recovery with vaccines and reopening

     Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the same month in 2019, but the strongest results since April 2020. This compares to …

  • New Zealand calls off ‘Zero-COVID’ strategy amid Delta outbreak

     Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    New Zealand has decided to call off its long-standing COVID-19 elimination or ‘Zero-COVID’ strategy amid the challenging delta variant outbreak. On Monday, October 4, 2021, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her aim was never to record zero cases but to …

  • Hawaii extends COVID-19 travel restrictions for two months

     Monday, October 4, 2021

    Hawaii Governor David Ige has decided to extend emergency orders related to travel restrictions and mandatory usage of masks amid ongoing concerns about rising numbers of COVID-19 infections. The Governor said the new restrictions would stay in effect for 60 days. …

  • EU Digital Covid Certificate opens for Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland

     Friday, October 1, 2021

    The EU Digital Covid Certificate is now available for Irish passport holders who live in and were vaccinated in Northern Ireland. The vaccine passport, which allows international travel, came into effect in the Republic of Ireland in July. Most Irish passport …

  • Beijing announces 21-day quarantine for unvaccinated athletes

     Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Beijing has announced that athletes at the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics who are not fully vaccinated against coronavirus will have to serve 21-day quarantine upon arrival in the city. Participants at the games who are fully vaccinated will enter …

  • Switzerland announces latest entry measures for travellers

     Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Switzerland has imposed new entry restrictions for travellers from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, Japan and Serbia starting Monday, September 27, 2021. The change in entry rules for arrivals from these countries follows a move of the State Secretariat for Migration …

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