Covid-19


15 December 2020

“International travel can restart without waiting for vaccines” — World Travel & Tourism Council

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and major international industry bodies have joined forces to call for the immediate restoration of international travel using proven […]
15 December 2020

Expats returning after Christmas scare Belgium

As the expat workforce begins to travel back home for the holidays, Belgian experts start worrying about a possible future spike in Covid-19 infections once expats […]
15 December 2020

Traveling post-Brexit: What to keep in mind

On January 1st, 2021, the United Kingdom will finally leave the European Union. This means that traveling between the EU and the UK will become more […]
14 December 2020

No entry to EU for UK citizens post-Brexit due to Covid-19 regulations

As the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, it has been announced that UK citizens will be unable to travel to EU states from 1st […]
14 December 2020

Can our global efforts to combat Covid-19 teach us to work collectively with climate change?

Last week, the UK started the vaccination of care workers, front line staff and elderly people across our nation. With many heralding the day of this […]
11 December 2020

Brussels Region ready to launch its vaccination plan

The Brussels Capital Region has set up a Covid-19 vaccination plan, aiming to ensure that all inhabitants can get the shots. European authorities are supposed to approve […]
11 December 2020

Indonesia: Restarting Tourism in Bali

The United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, has concluded a first in-person visit to Bali since the start of the pandemic. The delegation met with key […]
10 December 2020

Safe Traveller Journey in the new normal

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today unveils a major new report that recommends global guidelines […]
9 December 2020

Travellers should not be considered high-risk population for spreading Covid-19

The European Travel Commission (ETC) welcomed this week the new Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and […]
8 December 2020

UK vaccination plan: Military planes could be delivering vaccines produced in Belgium

British authorities are working on a contingency plan to transport Covid-19 vaccines to the United Kingdom using military planes. This “air corridor” seems the most reliable […]
8 December 2020

British grandma receives first Covid-19 vaccine

Authorities in the UK began rolling out the first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 8th. The patient was Margaret Keenan age 90. She […]
8 December 2020

“Adopt me for Christmas” – saving Christmas of stranded Brussels expats

This year, Brussels expats have to take difficult decisions regarding the Christmas festive period. Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, many of them won’t be able to […]
7 December 2020

European Commission criticized for lack of vaccine transparency

MEPs and health advocates believe that vaccine contracts will leave pharma companies with a large payout. Contracts’ terms and costs that EU taxpayers will have to […]
7 December 2020

72-hour quarantine-free trips could revive international business travel

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium reveals its vaccination strategy

On Thursday, the public health ministers of Belgium announced the Covid-19 vaccination strategy, including priority groups to receive the shots. “We have a view on not […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: France to impose border checks to stop skiing abroad

In order to prevent French holidaymakers going to ski in neighboring Switzerland, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has decided to impose random border checks. France, together […]
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