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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.

11 February 2022

Belgium moves to ‘code orange’ as of 18 February

Belgium’s Consultative Committee met on Friday to evaluate the current health situation in the country. Policy makers, with the support of experts, are lifting a series […]
10 February 2022

Sweden lifts travel restrictions from EU/EEA countries

Sweden has had a particular approach to the Covid-19 pandemic all along. In the beginning, media couldn’t stop talking about how the Swedes didn’t have to […]
10 February 2022

France, Greece and Portugal relax Covid-19 travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travellers

More and more countries have been softening their Covid-19 safety measures within their borders. Denmark, Ireland and Finland are just a few of those who are […]
9 February 2022

Europe accelerates move to ease out of the pandemic

Denmark was the first European country to lift virtually all anti-virus measures, but not the only one to take steps in this direction. Normality is making […]
7 February 2022

Portugal drops Covid-19 testing requirement for fully vaccinated tourists

Negative Covid-19 tests will no longer be required to enter Portugal for all air passengers arriving with a EU Digital Covid Certificate or recognised proof of […]
7 February 2022

Europe entering Covid-19 “ceasefire”, says WHO

Europe could soon enter a ceasefire with Covid-19 that can lead to the end of the pandemic, declared Dr Hans Kluge, World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe […]
4 February 2022

IATA calls for the end of US pre-departure testing for fully vaccinated travelers

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in partnership with Airlines for America (A4A) and 28 US and international aviation and travel and tourism stakeholder groups, urged […]
2 February 2022

New research shows travel restrictions in the EU had little or no impact on the spread of omicron

ACI EUROPE (Airports Council International) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged European Governments to lift all travel restrictions for fully vaccinated/recovered individuals holding a […]
2 February 2022

WHO report reveals tons of extra health care waste due to Covid-19

Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the Covid-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems […]
1 February 2022

Ireland eases Covid-19 measures ahead of St. Patrick’s Day

On Friday January 21st, the Irish Government announced that it was easing the pandemic restrictions. It is package of measures that will allow travelers to explore […]
1 February 2022

Intentions to travel long-haul to Europe in 2022 has begun to improve, reveals ETC barometer

Long-haul travel was a key driver of growth for the European tourism sector in the years before the Covid-19 pandemic but has been severely impacted since […]
31 January 2022

Philippines to reopen in February to vaccinated foreign tourists

Starting February 10, tourists vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to visit the Philippines again, announced the Philippine government on January 28. Unvaccinated travelers will be […]
31 January 2022

Will other EU countries follow Denmark’s Covid-19 breaking free?

1. Breaking free As of 1 February, Denmark will no longer impose Covid-19 restrictions, despite having registered a record number of 53,655 cases on Friday. The […]
27 January 2022

Blanket travel restrictions don’t work, says UNWTO

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed the call of its sister UN agency World Health Organization (WHO) for restrictions on travel to be lifted or eased.  Citing […]
25 January 2022

IATA urges governments to accelerate relaxation of travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urges governments to accelerate relaxation of travel restrictions as Covid-19 continues to evolve from the pandemic to endemic stage. IATA […]
25 January 2022

Covid-19 tests for fully vaccinated travellers within the EU to be scrapped from 1 February

The Council today adopted a recommendation on a coordinated approach to facilitate safe free movement during the Covid-19 pandemic. This recommendation responds to the significant increase […]
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