Covid-19


2 September 2020

Covid-19 and Transforming Tourism

This week the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, launched the Policy Brief “COVID-19 and Transforming Tourism”, which the United Nations World Tourism Organization assumed the lead […]
2 September 2020

Brit in paradise for 6 months:
Now he just wants to go home

Rob Small has had to stay on a small island in Samoa since February. Back then, the dream had become true: Beach, nature, no coronavirus. Except […]
31 August 2020

Germany looks set to lose €38 billion from missing tourists

According to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to […]
31 August 2020

France may lose €48 billion
from lack of tourists

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international […]
31 August 2020

Wearing masks is not enough says the WHO

The technical lead of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency program warns that masks alone are not enough to protect against the coronavirus, adding that people […]
31 August 2020

Tourism stakeholders receive
Brussels Health Safety Label

To enable the sector to resume its activities under the best possible conditions, at the beginning of July the Brussels-Capital Region and Visit Brussels launched a […]
27 August 2020

Covid-19: Belgium adds Paris
to the list of red zones

On Wednesday August 26th, Belgium’s foreign ministry banned travel to Paris due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the French capital. Belgians returning from Paris […]
27 August 2020

UK to be labeled as ‘non-EU’
in EU tourism law

The Council of the European Union published a document on August 25th where it describes the revision to EU Regulation number 692/2011. This regulation concerns tourism […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19: weekly record increase in the Netherlands and reinfection in Belgium

In the last 24 hours, the Netherlands recorded 574 new coronavirus infections, marking the largest increase since 15 August. In the last 7 days, around 3,600 […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19 spike:
Spain imposes new restrictions

An increase in the number of Covid-19 contagion cases has led Spanish authorities to impose new restrictions in several regions. The restrictions were announced by Spanish […]
25 August 2020

AstraZeneca wants liability waiver
for its Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca, one of the pharmaceutical companies developing a coronavirus vaccine has added “non-lialiblity” clause to the eventual release of its product: the company wishes not to […]
25 August 2020

US FDA authorizes use of blood
plasma to treat Covid-19

Last Sunday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to authorize the use of blood plasma from patients who recovered from Covid-19 as a […]
25 August 2020

German scientists organize test concert to study virus transmission

Last Saturday, scientists from the German University of Halle organized a concert in Leipzig, Germany, to study the risk of virus transmission during large events. Around […]
24 August 2020

US unfreezes funds to help Venezuela’s opposition fight Covid-19

Washington has unfrozen millions of dollars of government funds to support Venezuela’s opposition in the fight against Covid-19. Last Thursday, the opposition declared that the US […]
24 August 2020

Austria imposes border controls
and triggers traffic chaos

Austria has tightened its border controls and travelers driving through the country found themselves stuck in a traffic for long periods of time. Some of them […]
21 August 2020

Global race to buy Covid-19 vaccine

Many nations have already agreed to buy millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines even before they have proven to be successful. These countries, led by the […]
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