Covid-19


1 February 2021

Worst year in tourism history: 1 billion fewer international arrivals

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74% according to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization […]
29 January 2021

Top 10 countries best handling the Covid-19 pandemic

The COVID Performance Index compiled by the Lowy Institute ranked 98 countries’ handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Australian think tank ranked countries from around the […]
29 January 2021
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Travel to Martinique and Guadeloupe only allowed if deemed ‘imperative’

Overseas destinations are closing to tourism because of the pandemic. Traveling to Martinique will be prohibited from 2 February 2021 except for reasons deemed ‘imperative’ such […]
29 January 2021
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Norway introduces its strictest entry rules since March 2020

To limit the risk of transmitting the significantly more contagious variant of the coronavirus, the Government is imposing far stricter rules on foreign nationals who seek […]
28 January 2021
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A safe and sustainable recovery of Europe’s hospitality sector

Hospitality businesses are part of the European social and economic fabric, bringing diversity and vitality to city centres, rural communities, villages and tourist areas across Europe. […]
28 January 2021

China using anal swabs to test for Covid-19

China has recently begun using a new form of testing for Covid-19; anal swabs. According to state TV, the country is performing the tests on those […]
27 January 2021

New Zealand might keep its borders closed for most of 2021

New Zealand’s borders are likely to remain closed for most of the year depending on the progress in the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, Prime Minister […]
27 January 2021

Belgium might ease its confinement strategy in the spring of 2021

On Tuesday January 26th, Belgian health officials announced that the current confinement measures might be eased in the spring when most people over 65 have been […]
27 January 2021

Over 100 million Travel & Tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021

More than 100 million jobs could return to the global Travel & Tourism sector during 2021, as the world recovers from the crippling COVID-19 pandemic, says […]
27 January 2021

Belgium bans non-essential travel abroad until 1 March

On 22nd January, Belgium’s Consultative Committee decided to ban non-essential travel abroad until 1 March. Entering into force today, this measure will only exclude those who […]
26 January 2021

Is a four day week the solution to the post-pandemic economy?

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt throughout the world, and many businesses have had to get rid of staff, furlough them, or […]
25 January 2021

Full recovery of tourism might still take two years

The crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic has been a wake-up call within the travel industry. Travelers are beginning to understand how their actions and choices […]
25 January 2021

A man hid for 3 months at the Chicago O’Hare Airport for fear of getting Covid-19

A man from California hid for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport for fear of contracting Covid-19 during a flight. Aditya Singh, […]
25 January 2021

Bringing Covid-19 vaccines to West and Central Africa

In collaboration with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF is leading efforts to supply approved Covid-19 for lower-mid-income countries around the world, most of which are […]
25 January 2021

NET calls for urgent coordination to ensure travel and tourism drive recovery

The European regions for competitive and sustainable tourism (NET) welcomes the decision of EU heads of state or government to coordinate their response to the Covid-19 […]
25 January 2021

International Study: How many people will take the Covid-19 vaccine?

With Covid-19 vaccines now being rolled out across the world, YouGov’s Covid-19 trackers show that people in Thailand and the United Kingdom are the most likely […]
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