Covid-19


2 November 2020

England announces new four-week lockdown

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a second national lockdown for England, beginning at 00.01 on Thursday 5 November and finishing at 00.01 on Wednesday 2 […]
2 November 2020

174 million tourism jobs could be lost due to travel restrictions

New figures from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) reveal that despite a slight improvement since June, an approximate 174 million Travel & Tourism jobs […]
30 October 2020

Belgium goes back into lockdown until 13th December

Belgian Prime-Minister, Alexander De Croo, announced this evening that Belgium will go back into lockdown starting this Monday 2nd November until 13th December. The most recent […]
30 October 2020

Germany to enter ‘partial lockdown’ beginning Monday

On Wednesday, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s state premiers announced it will enter a partial lockdown beginning Monday 2 November. The country plans to […]
30 October 2020

Almost all European countries become red travel zones for Belgians

From today at 4 pm, almost the entire European Union will become a red travel zone for Belgians, according to the latest update on the website […]
29 October 2020

European Commission announces new measures to limit the spread of Covid-19

The European Commission announced an additional set of measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus, which is now severely hitting most of EU countries. This […]
29 October 2020

Travel restrictions in brief:
Kazakhstan 🇰🇿

Note: Last update of this article occurred on October 29th. Can I travel to Kazakhstan? To prevent the spread of Covid-19 infections, the Government of Kazakhstan […]
29 October 2020

Covid-19: France goes back into lockdown

On the evening of Wednesday, October, 28th, France’s President Emmanuel Macron announced that the country will go back into lockdown as of Friday October 30th. As […]
28 October 2020

International Tourism Down 70%: Travel Restrictions Impact All Regions

Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […]
28 October 2020

Covid-19: Belgium becomes the worst-hit country in Europe

The most recent figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have shown that Belgium is now the country worst-affected by the coronavirus […]
27 October 2020

Which countries remain Covid-free?

As of the 26th of October, only 11 of the 193 countries recognized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) do not register […]
27 October 2020

WTTC reacts to the opening of UK’s ‘air corridors’

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has endorsed the opening of ‘air corridors’ between the UK and the Canary Islands, the Greek island of Mykonos […]
26 October 2020

Phase 1 of digital health pass trial completed

Travel industry executives met at London Heathrow Airport as part of a transatlantic trial of CommonPass, a digital health pass aimed at enabling safer travel and […]
26 October 2020

Masks become compulsory everywhere in Brussels, curfew is extended, and culture and sports suspended

On Saturday October 24th, the government of the Brussels Region decided on a new set of measures which is effective from today, Monday October 26th. Among […]
23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
23 October 2020

Council reviews list of third countries for which to lift restrictions

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council has updated the list […]
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