Covid-19


22 October 2020

Brussels’ Winter Wonders during a pandemic?

Despite the constant increase of Covid-19 infections in the region, the City of Brussels has not yet cancelled the famous Christmas Winter Wonders: an annual event […]
22 October 2020

WTTC reacts to implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees as encouraging sign the fact that airport testing on departure is beginning to be allowed. The WTTC has […]
21 October 2020

Belgium to restrict Covid-19 testing to people with symptoms

Individuals with no Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested in Belgium. A quarantine period of ten days will instead be imposed to those individuals who […]
21 October 2020

Global Steering Committee created to
revive international travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in […]
20 October 2020

UNWTO shares data and insights on how to guide Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the […]
20 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, among
many to get global safety stamp

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched earlier this year by the […]
19 October 2020

Singapore and Hong Kong launch ‘world’s first’ Covid-19 travel bubble

The two Asian countries have created a travel pact which aims to ease travel restrictions for residents of both nations and visiting foreigners. Governments of both […]
19 October 2020

Belgium enters Phase-4 of confinement measures

The Belgian government has decided to tighten its measures to stop the sharp increase in coronavirus contagion cases. The Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, made the […]
15 October 2020

UNWTO Delegation in Brussels for
talks with EU leaders

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has led a high-level delegation to Brussels for a series of meetings aimed at ensuring tourism remains at […]
15 October 2020

Survey finds 70 percent of travellers plan to holiday in 2021

An overwhelming majority of US and Canadian travelers (99 percent) are eager to travel again, with 70 percent stating that they plan to take a holiday […]
14 October 2020

Netherlands enforces partial lockdown starting tonight

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has announced the Netherlands will go into a partial lockdown from 10:00 PM Wednesday (tonight) in order to combat the spread […]
14 October 2020

Non-EU citizens will have register to travel between EU countries

Starting at the end of 2022, non-EU citizens will have to register whenever they wish to travel between EU Member States. This applies to the citizens […]
13 October 2020
Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport accelerates
preparations for a Covid-19 vaccine

Brussels Airport is ready to receive and ship the first COVID-19 vaccines. A taskforce at Brucargo, the cargo division of the airport, is working full force […]
13 October 2020

French PM does not rule out return of localized confinements

In an attempt to stem a second wave of Covid-19 contagion cases, French Prime Minister Jean Castex did not rule out, on October 12, the possibility […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
12 October 2020

UK: Covid-19 vaccine could be rolled out by NHS from next month

The NHS is getting ready to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine starting from next month, with five mass vaccination centers ready before Christmas. These centers will […]
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