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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

23 June 2022

Thailand to lift practically all remaining Covid rules from 1 July

On June 17th, the Government of Thailand announced that from July 1st entry restrictions for international arrivals will be lifted. Authorities of the Center for Situation […]
20 June 2022

Vanuatu to reopen international tourism after 2 years of closure

International passengers will soon be able to travel to Vanuatu as the nation is set to reopen after 2 years of closure to tourism. 1. Vanuatu […]
13 June 2022

Kazakhstan lifts all Covid-19 travel restrictions

From June 8th, proof of vaccination and Covid-19 PCR tests are no longer required for Kazakh and foreign citizens upon arrival in Kazakhstan, as reported by […]
13 June 2022

US lifts Covid-19 testing requirement for inbound travellers entering the country

On Sunday, June 12, the U.S. lifted Covid-19 pre-departure testing requirement for travellers entering the country. Air travelers no longer need to present a negative Covid-19 […]
7 June 2022

Indonesia lifts Covid-19 test requirement for vaccinated travelers

On May 17th, the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo announced that the country no longer requires vaccinated travelers to present a negative Covi-19 test upon entering […]
7 June 2022

Spain drops all Covid entry restrictions for Schengen travellers

Authorities in Spain have removed all Covid-related restrictions for travelers coming from the EU or Schengen area from the 2nd of June. As of that date, […]
3 June 2022

US travel industry presses White House to scrap pre-travel testing

US airlines and travel industry are pushing the White House to end pre-travel testing for vaccinated international travellers. 1. Pre-testing to fly to the US While […]
1 June 2022

Italy lifts all Covid-19 related entry restrictions

As of today, Italy has joined the list of European countries lifting all Covid-19 related entry requirements. Tourists wating to visit Italy no longer need to […]
23 May 2022

Belgium scraps face masks and testing for travelling

Travelling to and from Belgium will become a lot easier. Since yesterday, the country lifted the mandatory use of face masks and a series of travelling […]
19 May 2022

How often can you get Covid-19?

Although science has made significant progress to understand the ways in which Covid-19 behaves, there is still a lot of research to be done. With the […]
18 May 2022

European travel and tourism calls for free movement of travellers within and into Europe

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance (ETM), the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomes the ongoing progress of the revision of the EU […]
18 May 2022

Spain extends entry restrictions for unvaccinated third-country and UK travellers until 15 June

The Spanish Ministry of Interior has extended its current Covid-19 restrictions for third country nationals until the 15th of June. This means that UK travelers will […]
13 May 2022

Mask requirement dropped for all public transport in France

On Wednesday 11 May, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued a joint statement announcing that, […]
13 May 2022

IATA welcomes drop of face masks on air travel in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed new guidance from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removing its recommendation that masks should be required in-flight. […]
12 May 2022

Face masks will no longer be mandatory for air travel

On Wednesday May 11th, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health […]
11 May 2022

Croatia lifts Covid-19 travel entry rules

Croatia joins the list of countries that have lifted all entry restrictions linked to Covid-19. Visitors are no longer required to undergo testing, produce proof of […]
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