Covid-19


29 June 2020
Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan to pay $3,000 to tourists who test positive for Covid-19

Uzbekistan will offer $3,000 (2,670 euros) to every tourist who contracts the coronavirus on its territory. In a country of more than 30 million people, severe […]
25 June 2020

Moving to Malta during the Covid-19 pandemic

I had decided to move to Malta in December, planning to move in April. I had co-founded an education consultancy company, Boom Malta, in July 2019 […]
24 June 2020
Plane cabin

Europe leads cautious restart of Tourism

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest […]
24 June 2020
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26 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on Emirates flight

So far 26 passengers from Emirates flight EK380 have tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong. On June 20th, the plane left Pakistan bound […]
24 June 2020
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New Rights of Redress for EU Travellers

Some Member States had been blocking an agreement because they wanted to exclude air and train passenger rights from the scope of the law and wanted […]
23 June 2020
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Confinement imposed on 350,000 people due to Covid-19 outbreak in Germany

Guetersloh county in Germany’s most populous state has been put into lock-down after a Covid-19 outbreak at a slaughterhouse. More than 1,500 people from the Toennies […]
23 June 2020
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‘Safe Travels’ protocol launched for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
22 June 2020
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European Parliament requests further action to save tourism in the EU

MEPs call for additional measures to save the EU’s tourism and travel sector and make it future-proof after COVID-19 crisis. The resolution on transport and tourism […]
22 June 2020
Slovenia

Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt among new destinations receiving the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
22 June 2020
airport

S&D group in European Parliament calls for “Travel Guarantee Fund” to protect travelers

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for a “Travel Guarantee Fund” to help ensure travelers do not lose out during the health […]
18 June 2020

Portugal is open for business

Portugal has reacted promptly to the pandemic. It has found ways to tackle the challenges and boost recovery. Just last week, the World Travel & Tourism […]
17 June 2020
Pamplona

Spain to open its EU borders on June 21st

On Sunday June 14th, Spain’s socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced that on June 21st Spain will reopen its borders with the rest of the EU, […]
16 June 2020
hotel

Tourism’s Restart Brings Hope for Millions

The global pandemic has put at risk millions of jobs in the hospitality and tourism industry, which have welcomed the measures taken in June to ease […]
15 June 2020

Portugal receives “Safe Travels” stamp

Portugal has received the “Safe Travels” global safety and hygiene stamp delivered by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) which aims to recognize governments and […]
15 June 2020

Impact of Covid-19 on travelers’ plans to visit Europe this summer

Results of the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer (LHTB) indicate that confidence for travel to Europe in summer 2020 is weak across all six markets monitored. What […]
15 June 2020
Rome

Travel restrictions continue to be eased across EU countries

June 15th was the date set by the European Union to start reopening borders within the bloc. France decided to lift its restrictions and travelers from […]
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