Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

24 October 2022

Spain lifts all remaining Covid entry restrictions

On Friday October 21st, Spain lifted all the sanitary control measures that still remained for people coming from countries outside the EU or Schengen countries. Controls […]
10 October 2022

Spain is the only European country keeping Covid entry rules

Most European Union/European Economic Area countries have lifted their special entry rules and measures for summer 2022, allowing arrivals from almost any country without restrictions from […]
5 October 2022

Morocco lifts all remaining Covid-19 restrictions

Authorities in Morocco have decided to end the restrictions imposed at the borders to prevent the spread of Covid-19, announced the National Airports Office (ONDA). This […]
30 September 2022

Canada to lift all Covid-19 travel restrictions from 1 October

On September 26th, the Government of Canada announced the removal of all Covid-19 entry restrictions, as well as testing, quarantine, and isolation requirements for anyone entering […]
28 September 2022

Barbados scraps all Covid-19 related travel restrictions

On Thursday, 22 September, the Government of Barbados announced the country will discontinue all Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Therefore, there will be no testing requirements for […]
26 September 2022

Hong Kong finally puts an end to quarantine hotels

Hong Kong is one of the few places around the world that, until recently, still had very strict Covid-19 measures, including quarantine on arrival for everybody […]
26 September 2022

Japan lifts all remaining restrictions from 11 October

Authorities in Japan have decided to lift all remaining travel restrictions. The country will allow visa-free, independent tourism and remove its daily arrival cap restrictions, including […]
26 September 2022

China might soon be easing entry restrictions for some foreign tourists

Authorities in China have proposed a regulation that aims to facilitate the entry of some foreigners, CNN reports. According to a draft policy document released by […]
1 September 2022

US cancels flights by Chinese airlines in response to strict covid policies

Ever since the pandemic began, the United States and China have been having difficulties to agree on Covid flight policies. China has strict travel restrictions and […]
22 August 2022

Dubai eases Covid-19 entry requirements for unvaccinated teens

The Gulf City has loosed its Covid-19 entry rules for unvaccinated children, making it easier for them to visit the country. Previously, unvaccinated teens aged between […]
16 August 2022

Children under 12 no longer need to be vaccinated to go on a Disney cruise

The Disney Cruise Line has just updated its Covid-19 policy, allowing children younger than 12 to join a Disney cruise without being vaccinated from next month. […]
12 August 2022

Macao resumes quarantine-free travel with mainland China

On Wednesday 3 August, authorities in Macao announced people could enter the neighboring mainland Chinese city of Zhuhai without quarantine. The move is a further relaxation […]
18 July 2022

US national parks reintroduce facemask requirement

For a brief period, it seemed like Covid-19 was almost over. Most of the countries around the world have scrapped travel restrictions, while wearing a facemask […]
23 June 2022

Thailand to lift practically all remaining Covid rules from 1 July

On June 17th, the Government of Thailand announced that from July 1st entry restrictions for international arrivals will be lifted. Authorities of the Center for Situation […]
20 June 2022

Vanuatu to reopen international tourism after 2 years of closure

International passengers will soon be able to travel to Vanuatu as the nation is set to reopen after 2 years of closure to tourism. 1. Vanuatu […]
13 June 2022

Kazakhstan lifts all Covid-19 travel restrictions

From June 8th, proof of vaccination and Covid-19 PCR tests are no longer required for Kazakh and foreign citizens upon arrival in Kazakhstan, as reported by […]