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.

12 May 2022

Face masks will no longer be mandatory for air travel

On Wednesday May 11th, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) issued an update to the health […]
11 May 2022

Croatia lifts Covid-19 travel entry rules

Croatia joins the list of countries that have lifted all entry restrictions linked to Covid-19. Visitors are no longer required to undergo testing, produce proof of […]
5 May 2022

Airbnb to stop its Covid-19 cancellation policy

On April 29th, Airbnb announced that the company will be ending its coronavirus-era cancellation policy. As of the 31st of May, the company’s policy will no […]
29 April 2022

Some US airlines are offering options for people who don’t want to fly with unmasked passengers

Given that wearing a mask is no longer a requirement at US airports or during flights, some airlines have said they would be offering options, including […]
29 April 2022

8 out of 10 Europeans have contracted Covid-19, estimates the European Commission

The European Commission estimates that between 60 percent and 80 percent of the European Union’s population has already been infected with Covid-19 as member states enter […]
28 April 2022

Thailand to lift more Covid-19 restrictions

On Friday April 22nd, authorities in Thailand announced that from May 1st the country will remove entry restrictions for vaccinated travelers. The move is an attempt […]
28 April 2022

Greece to lift several Covid-19 restrictions from May 1st

As of May, Greece will lift almost all measures against the coronavirus, including the mandatory display of the Covid passport indoors. On Wednesday April 13th, Health […]
26 April 2022

Portugal lifts use of face mask and PLF requirement

On Thursday April 21st, authorities in Portugal decided to end the requirement to wear a mask indoors. The sanitary measure, put in place to fight against […]
25 April 2022

US removes 89 countries from ‘Do Not Travel’ list

The United States has removed all the remaining 89 countries from its “Do Not Travel” list, announced the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The […]
20 April 2022

Hong Kong’s Covid-19 measures create tonnes of plastic waste every day

Hong Kong is one of the few places around the world that still has strict Covid-19 measures, including quarantine on arrival for everybody coming onto the […]
20 April 2022

Face mask now optional in US airports and during flights

On Monday April 18th, the requirement to wear face masks on board planes and public transport has been lifted, as well as in airports and stations. […]
18 April 2022

US authorities advise Americans to avoid travelling to Europe

US authorities advise Americans not to travel to Europe, despite the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions across the bloc. 1. Level 4 EU countries have progressively been […]
13 April 2022

9 airlines that no longer require face masks

The end of the Covid-19 pandemic seems to be in sight. While it is true we should not be letting our guard down, countries around the […]
6 April 2022

Sweden lifts all travel restrictions linked to Covid-19

The ban on entry to Sweden from countries outside the EU/EEA has ceased to apply as of April 1st, 2022. This also means that the requirement […]
24 March 2022

Vietnam opens borders to the world

On Wednesday March 16th, Vietnam announced the end of quarantine for international travelers, as the country seeks to restart its tourism industry after two years of […]
23 March 2022

South Korea lifts quarantine for vaccinated people and opens to the world from April 1st

South Korea has announced the lifting of the quarantine as of April 1, 2022 for fully vaccinated travelers. People are considered fully vaccinated if they have […]
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