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.

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 […]
23 March 2022

Canada to lift testing requirement for vaccinated travelers from 1 April

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, fully vaccinated travelers will be able to enter the country without having to present a Covid-19 pre-entry test. […]
22 March 2022

Shanghai diverts international flights as Covid-19 spreads

China is dealing with a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases, which has led the authorities diverting more than 100 international flights from Shanghai. 1. Diverting international […]
21 March 2022

Covid-19 cases on the rise despite decrease in testing, says WHO

Last Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned nations to remain vigilant against the Covid-19 virus. This statement comes during a global increase of Covid-19 infections, […]
18 March 2022

Tourism industry propose several amendments to the new EU Digital Covid Certificate

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, the voice of the travel and tourism sector in Europe, welcomed the European Commission’s proposal that amends and extends the use […]
17 March 2022

War in Ukraine could worsen the pandemic, WHO says

On March 9th, the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, assured that the Covid-19 pandemic “is far from over”. The alert […]