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.

5 May 2023

US to end Covid-19 vaccine air travel requirements on May 11

On Monday May 1st, the White House announced that the requirement to present a Covid-19 vaccination certificate for travelers and US government officials would be lifted […]
3 May 2023

China lifts PCR requirement for all international arrivals

As of April 29th, a negative PCR is no longer required to enter China, authorities announced last week. An antigen test carried out a maximum of […]
25 April 2023

Has the pandemic disrupted corporate travel forever?

Travel bookings have increased after Covid-19 travel restrictions began to be lifted across the world. In what some specialists called “revenge travel”, consumers who had been […]
20 March 2023

How international travel began to recover in 2022

The pandemic brought the world to a standstill, tourism being one of the industries that suffered the most. 2020 was registered in the books as ”the […]
13 March 2023

US drops Covid-19 testing for passengers arriving from China

On Friday March 10th, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lifted the mandatory Covid-19 testing requirement for travelers arriving from China. The CDC […]
1 March 2023

Hong Kong scraps Covid-19 masks to revive the region’s financial hub

After 945 days of mask mandate, Hong Kong is dropping the obligation as it seeks to return to normality. With the ending of the rule, the […]
28 February 2023

Macao lifts mask requirement for most locations

As of Monday February 27th, wearing a mask outdoors is no longer required in Macao. The day before, the Macao’s Response Coordination Center stated that the […]
23 February 2023

Japanese airlines to scrap mask requirement from 13 March

Japanese airlines will stop requiring passengers and airline staff to wear face masks during flights, starting March 13. This move comes after the government’s recent decision […]
21 February 2023

EU Members agree to scrap testing requirement for travellers from China

On 16 February, the Member States of the EU met in the framework of the Integrated Political Crisis Response (IPCR) arrangements, in the presence of the […]
16 February 2023

Singapore lifts remaining Covid-19 measures

Singapore is set to scrap Covid-19 measures as the population reached a high-level of immunity. 1. Lifting Covid-19 restrictions Singapore is opening doors to non-vaccinated travellers […]
2 February 2023

Plane wastewater analysis finds no Covid variants of concern from China

Following China’s reopening of borders to international travel and abandonment of the strict quarantine rules, several countries around the world have re-instated travel restrictions, including pre-departure, […]
1 February 2023

Pandemic reached a transition point but is still a global health emergency, says WHO

The International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee regarding the Covid-19 disease held its 14th meeting since the beginning of the pandemic on 27 January. After careful […]
16 January 2023

New covid guidance for long haul flights

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended passengers on long haul flights wear masks in response to a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections in the US and […]
16 January 2023

China stops issuing visas for Japan and South Korea in Covid reciprocity move

After China finally put an end to its zero-Covid policies on 8 January, reopening its borders to the world, several countries started imposing additional measures for […]
11 January 2023

2 billion Chinese are expected to travel for Lunar New Year holiday

The Lunar New Year holiday period already started. China’s biggest holiday, which this year falls on 22 January, has thousands of families preparing to reunite with […]
9 January 2023

China is fully confident in its capacity to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic

During the New Year holiday a few days ago, Beijing, one of the first cities in China to pass the peak of Covid infections, saw the […]
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