Covid-19


12 March 2021

Canary Islands joins Observatory Network to provide data for tourism’s recovery

The Spanish Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce announced that Promotur Turismo de Islas Canarias, the Canary Islands tourist public body, has launched a sponsorship program […]
12 March 2021

Is the right to travel still a human right?

According to United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 13), everyone has the right to the freedom of movement and residence within the borders of […]
12 March 2021

China will have its own vaccine passport

China has launched a digital passport that will help individuals prove their health status when traveling to or from abroad, and could contribute to further opening […]
11 March 2021

Southern EU countries see 1 May as the date to reopen to tourism

Some countries in southern Europe are preparing to reopen to visitors in May. Many of those countries’ economies rely heavily on tourism and are trying to […]
10 March 2021

Thailand might be open to tourism again from 1 July

On March 2nd, the tourism industry in Thailand launched the #OpenThailandSafely campaign which aims at lobbying the government reopen the country to tourism by 1 July. […]
10 March 2021

Czech Republic: A drop of 75% in international tourist arrivals in 2020

A sharp decline in total tourist numbers of 51% compared to 2019, a drop in international tourist arrivals of 75% and the capital city of Prague […]
10 March 2021

Travel bookings from UK surge as Cyprus and Portugal say they will welcome British tourists

Travel agents have reported a large increase in interest and bookings for holidays abroad following the announcements of Cyprus and Portugal last week stating they would […]
9 March 2021

This has been the impact of tightened travel restrictions on tourism

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of […]
8 March 2021

Belgium: Bars and restaurants might open again from 1 May

On Friday March 5th, during Belgium’s Consultative Committee meeting, Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon said that the hospitality sector could be able to open its doors from […]
8 March 2021

Seychelles reopens to visitors

Following a Tourism Task Force Committee meeting, Seychelles’ Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, has announced that the island will officially reopen to travellers […]
8 March 2021

Gibraltar’s vaccination campaign among the fastest in Europe

The territory of Gibraltar is within days of winning Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine race, with hopes of offering a vaccination to all of its over-16s, as well […]
8 March 2021

Delay of international tourism could cost UK economy €31 billion

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that nearly 31 billion euros will be lost from the UK economy if the government delays restarting international […]
5 March 2021

Gradual deconfinement is announced in Belgium

On Friday March 5th, the meeting of Belgium’s Consultative Committee determined that outdoor gatherings of 10 people will be allowed as of March 8. In-class attendance […]
4 March 2021

Flanders might ease restrictions on Friday March 5th

The Flemish government wants to push for an ease of the confinement measures at the next Consultative Committee meeting to be held this Friday, March 5th. […]
4 March 2021

New Zealand: Two million people confined in Auckland because of a Covid-19 case

Authorities in New Zealand have decreed the confinement of the city of Auckland for a period of seven days due to a new case of Covid-19, […]
3 March 2021

Australia extends its international travel ban until June 2021

On March 2nd, the Australian government announced that it will be extending its ban on international travel by three more months. The biosecurity emergency period extension […]
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