Covid-19


14 September 2020

Covid-19 hits secluded Nicobar and Andaman tribes

Isolated tribes such as the Andaman and Nicobar have almost no immunity to pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Toward the end of August, eleven members of the Great […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
12 September 2020

Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list

In an open letter, Gloria Guevara, World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and […]
11 September 2020

COVID-19: EU Council approves €6.2 billion budget increase

Today, the Council agreed to add €6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the […]
10 September 2020

Dominican Republic offers travelers free Covid-19 insurance

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have decided to drop the previously mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers and instead is offering free insurance. All this is part […]
10 September 2020

A corridor between London and New York could herald the return of international travel

The restoration of ‘air corridors’ between the world’s top financial centres are vital to reviving international business travel and help kick-start the global economic recovery, according […]
10 September 2020

AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials
halted over side effect

The late-stage of the coronavirus vaccine trials have been temporarily stopped by the developer AstraZeneca to assess the appearance of suspicions adverse effects that one trial […]
9 September 2020

World Tourism day 2020: Global Community Celebrates Tourism and Rural Development

The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and […]
9 September 2020

WTTC reacts to the UK’s Government’s New ‘Island Policy’

The World Tourism & Travel Commission, WTTC, has stated that it’s pleased to see the UK’s government’s recent introduction of its ‘island policy’. The move may […]
9 September 2020

Xi Jinping defends China’s Covid-19 response amid global criticism

Chinese president Xi Jinping has defended China’s handling of the Covid-19 disease, declaring that Beijing acted transparently, and that it had taken concrete steps to save […]
8 September 2020

Covid-19: Quarantine might be reduced to 7 days in France

The Scientific Council is in favor of shortening to seven days the isolation period for people tested positive for the new coronavirus and for contact cases, […]
8 September 2020

WTTC unveils Safe Travels protocols for Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled the latest set of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
7 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s quarantine announcement about Greece and Portugal

The World Travel & Tourism Commission, WTTC, has expressed that it shares the bewilderment of British holidaymakers, as well as those working throughout the Travel & […]
7 September 2020

United States looks set to lose $155 billion from missing tourists

A devastating $155 billion looks set to be lost from the U.S. economy due to the collapse of international travel during 2020, according to latest research […]
7 September 2020

Demonstration against Covid-19 measures held in Brussels

After a first demonstration a few weeks ago, the movement “Viruswaanzin/Folievirus” demonstrated against the Covid-19 measures in Brussels on Sunday September 6th. “Demonstrations are limited to […]
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