• CDC shortens the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine time

     Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the recommended times that people should isolate when they’ve tested positive for COVID-19 from 10 days to five days if they don’t have symptoms — and if they wear a mask around others for at least five more days.

  • UK: No new COVID-19 restrictions as New Year’s Eve festivities near

     Tuesday, December 28, 2021

    The New Year’s Eve festivities have been saved after Sajid Javid announced no new COVID- 19 restrictions will be imposed before January 1. There are millions of Brits are rejoicing this afternoon as the Health Secretary confirmed revellers could welcome …

  • More than 5,000 flights have been cancelled worldwide this Christmas weekend

     Monday, December 27, 2021

    The Christmas holiday season travel stress has only escalated amid the rise of the COVID-19 omicron variant. There are several airlines are reporting staff shortages from the spread of the coronavirus, leaving passengers with delayed or cancelled flights. According to …

  • COVID-19: Cruise lines facing global disruption

     Monday, December 27, 2021

    Cruise tourism is one of the top priorities in leisure and meetings travel sector. This cruise industry is a modern phenomenon, but it began from 19th century. With ages, the cruise industry gained popularity and becomes one of the most …

  • Christmas travel chaos as COVID-19 sparks staff shortage

     Friday, December 24, 2021

    The rail firms have blamed Covid-19-related staff shortages for hundreds of cancellations during the Christmas getaway period. A huge number of operators are running reduced timetables as almost 10% of railway staff are off sick or isolating. Govia Thameslink Railway …

  • Portuguese airline TAP approves COVID-19 aid

     Thursday, December 23, 2021

    The European Commission approved that a further, smaller aid measure from Portugal’s government for the country’s ailing flag carrier TAP, having also signed off on a 2.55 billion euro rescue plan for the airline this week. The European Commission approved …

  • New Zealand announces new measures to tackle Omicron variant

     Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    New Zealand will shorten the gap between second COVID-19 vaccine doses and boosters and push back the phased reopening of its borders in measures announced Tuesday to keep the omicron variant at bay. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkin told reporters …

  • Royal Caribbean: 48 passengers test Omicron variant COVID-19 positive

     Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Royal Caribbean Group has announced that 48 people on its Symphony of the Seas cruise ship tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday. This fuels concerns that the new omicron variant of coronavirus could put a damper on a recovery in …

  • Germany limits private gathering amid Omicron escalation

     Wednesday, December 22, 2021

    Germany will limit private gatherings to 10 people and close nightclubs ahead of the new year as the country faces a “massive fifth wave” of COVID-19 due to Omicron. The large events such as football matches will be held without …

  • Europe introduces more curbs to fight against COVID-19

     Monday, December 20, 2021

    Europe’s biggest countries are introducing more curbs to fight a surge in Covid-19 infections, from another lockdown in the Netherlands to stricter travel restrictions at the height of the holiday period.