Covid-19


20 September 2021

Belgium lifts use of face mask while Brussels implements wider use of Covid Safe Ticket

The extension of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will be mandatory in Brussels on October 1st for a whole series of sectors, such as the hotel […]
14 September 2021

Cuba to start welcoming international tourists in November

From November 15th, Cuba will gradually reopen its borders to tourists and without requiring PCR tests upon arrival. Despite an increase in Covid-19 cases, Cuba plans […]
13 September 2021

UK scraps plan to introduce vaccine passport

On Sunday September 12th, the government of Boris Johnson’s confirmed that its plan to impose the use Covid passports in nightclubs and other entertainment venues will […]
10 September 2021

Denmark becomes the first EU country to drop Covid-19 measures

Thanks to the success of the vaccination campaign, Denmark is the first EU country to lift all coronavirus restrictions and to completely go back to pre-pandemic […]
10 September 2021

EU to remove Japan and 5 other countries of its safe travel list

Japan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Brunei, and Serbia will be removed of the EU safe travel list. Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting […]
8 September 2021

New Zealand lifts Covid-19 lockdown

This week, New Zealand has lifted its tight Covid-19 lockdown measures. The new rule, which is in force since last Tuesday, has allowed more than three […]
6 September 2021

Small and large events: What are the rules in Brussels?

On September 1, Belgium lifted several Covid-19 restrictions. But the Brussels Capital Region has not implemented the same relaxations that came into effect last Wednesday in […]
27 August 2021

IATA backs European Digital Covid Certificate as global standard

IATA commended the European Commission for its leadership and speed in delivering the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) and urged states to make it their global […]
25 August 2021

This is how non-EU tourists can apply for France’s health pass

On July 21st, France made it obligatory to show a passe sanitaire (health pass), for access to public venues for more than 50 people. Then, as […]
25 August 2021

Belgian biomedical start-up finds Llama antibodies can blunt Covid variants

A Belgian biomedical start-up has found that llama antibodies can blunt Covid variants and could therefore have a role in the global fight against Covid-19, reports […]
23 August 2021

UK researchers have developed cheaper and faster Covid tests

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, England, are developing a new cheaper and quicker Covid test which they say could be used in airports in as little as […]
23 August 2021

USA to require masks on planes, trains, and in airports until January 2022

The United States administration has confirmed, as first reported by Reuters, that it plans to extend the current country-wide requirement for travellers to wear masks on […]
20 August 2021

Canada to require all air, train and cruise passengers to be vaccinated by October

Canada will require all air and cruise passengers to be fully vaccinated before traveling as soon as this fall. On August 13th, the government announced its […]
20 August 2021

PCR tests are too expensive, WTTC asks the UK Government to help

UK Government and WTTC are in the middle of a real debate on PCR cost coverage. If UK Government insists that travelers are intended to pay […]
17 August 2021

Vaccine equity matters to the travel and tourism industry

We have now passed 205 million cases of coronavirus worldwide and 4.3 million deaths, figures which probably understate the scale of the epidemic and which do […]
16 August 2021

Egypt loses millions and millions a day due to UK ‘red list’ status, says WTTC

Research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has revealed that the Egyptian economy could face daily losses of more than EGP 31 million […]