23 August 2021

USA to require masks on planes, trains, and in airports until January 2022

The United States administration has confirmed, as first reported by Reuters, that it plans to extend the current country-wide requirement for travellers to wear masks on […]
20 August 2021

Canada to require all air, train and cruise passengers to be vaccinated by October

Canada will require all air and cruise passengers to be fully vaccinated before traveling as soon as this fall. On August 13th, the government announced its […]
20 August 2021

PCR tests are too expensive, WTTC asks the UK Government to help

UK Government and WTTC are in the middle of a real debate on PCR cost coverage. If UK Government insists that travelers are intended to pay […]
17 August 2021

Vaccine equity matters to the travel and tourism industry

We have now passed 205 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 4.3 million deaths, figures which probably understate the scale of the epidemic and which do […]
16 August 2021

Egypt loses millions and millions a day due to UK ‘red list’ status, says WTTC

Research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that the Egyptian economy could face daily losses of more than EGP 31 million […]
13 August 2021

Covid-19. Negative test results for the entire population of Macao

Macao authorities announced this week that all Covid-19 tests to its inhabitants were negative, following a massive three days testing. In total, 716,251 people were tested […]
12 August 2021

The world upside down. This American restaurant only serves those who aren’t vaccinated

Let’s face it: ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, the world has been captivated by Covid-19. We watch the news about ten times more than […]
10 August 2021

France’s health pass: What changed on August 9th?

The new requirements for the use of the health pass (pass sanitaire) came into force in France on Monday August 9th. It’s now mandatory to show […]
5 August 2021

Use of face mask in Belgium might be lifted in September

On August 3rd, the Belgian vaccinologist, Pierre Van Damme, suggested that in September Belgium could potentially remove the requirement to wear a face mask in closed […]
5 August 2021

UK government updates red, amber and green travel list

The UK government has announced changes to it’s travel rules which will come into force at 4am BST on Sunday. The green, amber and red travel list […]
4 August 2021

No EU access without permit for non-EU citizens

New EU legislation will oblige non-EU citizens to present a permit to access European territory covered by the Schengen Area. The rules, announced on August 3, […]
4 August 2021

EU has now vaccinated 50% of its population

According to a count made on Tuesday by AFP from official sources, the rate of Covid-19 vaccinations in the European Union has reached 50%. Half of […]
4 August 2021

US adds 16 destinations to ‘very high’ Covid-19 travel risk list

On Monday August 2nd, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, added 16 destinations to its “very high” Covid-19 risk level. Some of the […]
4 August 2021

Vatican and San Marino to have Covid-19 certificates recognised by the EU

The EU will recognise the Covid-19 certificates from the Vatican and San Marino, connecting both countries to the EU’s system, the European Commission announced recently. 1. […]
4 August 2021

Covid-19. What you need to think about when traveling with children this summer

Young children belong to a population segment which hasn’t been vaccinated, and with reason: no vaccines have been authorized for children under 12. Many parents feel […]
3 August 2021

From August 9th France’s health pass to be required in cafés and restaurants

From July 21st, France made it obligatory to show a passe sanitaire (health pass), for access to public venues for more than 50 people. Now, starting […]
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