Covid-19


17 February 2021

Covid-19: First cases of Brazilian variant detected in Belgium

According to the Belgian news outlet De Standaard, at least four cases of the P.1 variant have been detected. Two confirmed samples were detected in Brussels, […]
17 February 2021

Denmark to launch its “Corona pass” for travel purposes

Denmark is working on a digital scheme that would let its holders enjoy a concert, a trip abroad or a dinner in a restaurant. According to […]
16 February 2021

US: Two masks are better than one in the fight against Covid-19

As mutations of the coronavirus spread, some specific protective methods and combinations, which are considered more effective, are being suggested to the public. The US Centers […]
15 February 2021

New Zealand returns to what we all long for: Barbecues without masks and no social distancing

After a scare in late January, where a case of undetected Covid-19 appeared in the quarantine hotel where all citizens have to stay after returning to […]
15 February 2021

Chinese Lunar New Year holiday travel down 60%

China observes two major extended holidays: National Day in October, and Lunar New Year. The latter traditionally sees more people traveling for family reunions, with a […]
15 February 2021

Mobility restrictions: UK suffering greater GDP losses than EU countries

Recent research shows that the ongoing restrictions to travel and blanket quarantines has seen the UK suffer greater GDP losses than many of its European counterparts […]
14 February 2021

“Magic has begun” with vaccination in Israel. Cases drop by half

Vaccination in Israel, the country with the most vaccinees per capita in the world, is starting to have an effect. Among the population over 60, cases dropped […]
12 February 2021

Covid-19: Carnival activities are being scaled down in Germany

The popular “Mainz bleibt Mainz” (“Mainz stays Mainz”) TV program is taking place and be broadcast as usual on Carnival Friday, which fell on February 12 […]
11 February 2021

The importance of tourism in driving the global economy

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released a new Social Impact Paper focusing on the Travel & Tourism sector, which has been compiled to […]
11 February 2021

Travelling is not crime ETC strongly condemns new UK travel measures

The European Travel Commission (ETC) strongly condemns the new tough enforcement measures for travellers announced yesterday by the UK Government. As well as introducing two mandatory […]
11 February 2021

Health Protect: a secure way for airlines to share health information during the pandemic

SITA is an IT and telecommunications company that has been providing services to the airline industry for a long time. Due to the pandemic and travel-related […]
10 February 2021
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EU Commission welcomes the European Parliament’s vote on the Recovery and Resilience Facility

The EU Commission is encouraging its Member States to move in the direction of sustainability and digitalization. 1. The Recovery and Resilience Facility  According to the […]
10 February 2021

Spain: 77% fewer tourists in 2020 and an uncertain summer this year

In 2020, Spain received only 19 million foreign tourists, 77% less than in 2019. French visitors represented the first contingent of tourists in the country, with […]
9 February 2021
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United Kingdom tourism: Uncertainty reigns supreme

Covid-19 has demonstrated how dependent much of the tourism industry is on aviation. In Europe, many consumers have pivoted to take domestic trips. In theory, tourism […]
8 February 2021

Covid-19: Health and safety measures to be extended in Belgium until 1 April

Following the latest information provided by Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, the current health and safety measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium […]
5 February 2021

Belgium: Hairdressers to re-open on 13 February, other ‘contact’ professions must wait

On Friday February 5th, the Belgian Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers, Minister-Presidents of the Regions and Communities, gathered for the Consultative Committee meeting and determined […]
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