Covid-19


9 November 2020

Czech Republic has the highest infection rate in Europe

Belgium is no longer the European country with the highest number of Covid-19 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, thanks to gradually improving infection rates. According to Sciensano’s […]
9 November 2020

Covid-19: Portugal imposes curfew and declares state of health emergency

Due to the sustained Covid-19 contagion rate, Portugal has decided to impose a state of health emergency until November 23rd, announced Prime Minister Antonio Costa on […]
9 November 2020

Belgium increases the number of European areas on its red zone list

As of Friday November 6th at 4:00 PM, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign affairs has increased the number of red travel zones for Belgians and residents […]
9 November 2020

Covid-19: China tightens border rules for 8 countries

Following the spike of Covid-19 cases in Europe, China has decided to temporarily close its borders to foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits (work, personal affairs […]
9 November 2020

Travel & Tourism may not go back to normal before 2023

Almost half of the European Union (EU) member states will not be able to fully recover from the effects of Covid-19 by the end of 2022, […]
6 November 2020

Japan’s face mask culture

Long before the first wave of Covid-19 hit the world, Japanese people were comfortable with wearing face masks for medical reasons and to conform with social […]
6 November 2020

Travelling during Covid-19 pandemic – what are the current rules?

Valerijus Ostrovskis is the CoFounder and Partner of ACQUIS EU Law and Policy With Europe facing a new spike of Covid-19 infections, accompanied by a second […]
5 November 2020

ASEAN Tourism Forum postponed to 2022

The next ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), originally scheduled for 17 to 23 January 2021 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, will be postponed until 2022. Cambodia to remain […]
5 November 2020

UK looks set to lose 2.4m jobs in 2020 due to travel restrictions

2.4 million jobs could be lost in the UK Travel & Tourism sector in 2020 if barriers to global travel remain place, the World Travel & […]
4 November 2020

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia among new destinations receiving safety stamp

Kazakhstan, Iceland, Colombia, Argentina and Turks and Caicos are the latest major destinations to adopt the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) global safety and hygiene […]
4 November 2020

Helping tourists in trouble: New International Code

Tourists are to be given greater legal protection as consumers under new plans being advanced by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). With restoring confidence a key […]
4 November 2020

Machu Picchu reopens after eight-month pandemic closure

Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel high in the Andes mountains in southern Peru, has finally reopened after being forced to close for a period of […]
3 November 2020

75 Years of United Nations: Cooperation and trust as important as ever

The United Nations, of which UNWTO is a part, was established to promote peace among nations and allow us to work together to build a better […]
3 November 2020

Belgian supermarkets not allowed to sell clothing, kitchen utensils and toys

Supermarkets and essential businesses are allowed to remain open, but will not be able to sell products normally available in other stores forced to close due […]
3 November 2020

New breath test could detect Covid-19 virus in seconds

Early trials of a new test for coronavirus have shown the possibility of “rapid identification” of the virus. Results published by the Lancet (the world’s leading […]
3 November 2020

Covid-19: Anti-confinement demonstrations multiply in Spain and Italy

Several European countries have announced new confinement measures which have aroused the frustration of a segment of the population. In Spain and Italy clashes are multiplying. […]
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