Covid-19


24 September 2020

“EU must act to save 22 million jobs,” says MEPs on Tourism Committee

Members of Parliament’s Tourism Task Force reiterate that the tourism sector needs more coordination at EU level, as well as substantial support to give SMEs a […]
23 September 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will soon allow travel to red-zone destinations

Starting from this Friday, September 25th, travelling to a red-zone destination from Belgium will no longer be forbidden. Sanctions (such as fines) will no longer be […]
22 September 2020

WTTC celebrates as 100 destinations get the Safe Travels stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced that in just three months, 100 destinations are now using its ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, with the Philippines becoming […]
21 September 2020

Public Space: Rethinking life
in the city after Covid-19

According to the UN, 54% of the world’s population lives in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Urban centers are […]
21 September 2020

ETC joins unprecedented industry
appeal to European Commission to restore travel in EU

The European Travel Commission (ETC) together with over 20 travel and tourism bodies as well as unions across Europe united today in an unprecedented call for […]
17 September 2020

Brazil accelerates vaccination efforts

Due to the wide circulation of the virus in Brazil, four candidate vaccines are being tested on 22,000 volunteers, including the one from the British company […]
16 September 2020

International tourist numbers down
65% in first half of 2020

International tourist arrivals plunged 93% in June when compared to 2019, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization showing the severe impact Covid-19 has […]
16 September 2020

Why has Covid-19 not hit Africa as
badly as other continents?

While Covid-19 contagion rates have reached alarming numbers in the US, India, Latin America, the case of Africa has puzzled scientists as the continent has, for […]
16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
15 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s decision to
impose quarantine measures to arrivals from Portugal and Hungary

The World Travel & Tourism Council has expressed its great disappointment after the UK government decided to update is quarantine list and take off Portugal and […]
15 September 2020

India: Why are Covid-19 cases rising?

On Friday, India registered a global record of 96,551 new cases. Last week, the country has added another 300,000 coronavirus infections to its caseload. This infection […]
14 September 2020

Covid-19 hits secluded Nicobar
and Andaman tribes

Isolated tribes such as the Andaman and Nicobar have almost no immunity to pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Toward the end of August, eleven members of the Great […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk
of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
12 September 2020

Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list

In an open letter, Gloria Guevara, World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and […]
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