Covid-19


18 January 2021

European Union considering Covid-19 “vaccine passports” for travel

The European Union is considering the implementation of a Covid-19 “vaccine passports” for travel within the bloc. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, […]
18 January 2021

Japan suspends entry of all non-resident foreign nationals

The Japanese government has decided to suspend the entry of all non-resident foreign nationals into the country as part of a coordinated effort to curb the […]
18 January 2021

Do you agree with the ‘vaccine passport’?

The idea of a ‘vaccine passport’ has been discussed in many EU many member states as a possible solution to enable restarting cross border travel, and […]
15 January 2021
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All passengers arriving by air to the U.S. will need to provide a negative Covid test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for Covid-19, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced […]
14 January 2021

European decision on Oxford vaccine expected in January

The European Medicines Agency announced this Tuesday that it has already received the application for conditional approval of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of […]
13 January 2021
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Covid-19 infections rise by 30% in Belgium

According to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Wednesday, January 13th, the average new daily infections in Belgium has risen by […]
13 January 2021

British couple escapes the pandemic living on an island without electricity

Sarah and Luke Flanagan, a couple from the UK, have managed to do what the world has not yet been able to: stop worrying about the […]
12 January 2021

Macau foresees a solid recovery for 2021

Authorities in Macau report that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city […]
11 January 2021

Belgium announces 2 week extension of lockdown measures

On Friday afternoon, Belgium’s Consultative Committee announced the extension of current lockdown rules in Belgium, stating that they will remain in place for at least 2 […]
8 January 2021

New Covid-19 test will give accurate results in just a few minutes

A new Covid-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivershighly accurate results has been developed by researchers at the […]
6 January 2021
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Could Covid-19 kill backpacking forever?

Backpacking trips have been something like a ritual to the youth for more than 70 years now. Regardless of whether you’re setting off far and wide, […]
6 January 2021

Covid-19: Germany tightens restrictions

Facing intense criticism for not having a sufficiently fast vaccination campaign, German authorities are extending and tightening its restrictions until at least January 31. A second […]
6 January 2021

Belgium: Vaccination available for all legal residents regardless of nationality

Belgium will make no distinction between people with and without the Belgian nationality when vaccinating the population against the coronavirus, as long as All legal residents […]
5 January 2021

Covid-19: France struggles with its vaccination strategy

With 516 people vaccinated as of January 1st, according to the Ministry of Health, criticism does not wane against the government, which is accused of having […]
5 January 2021

Holidays will be more expensive in 2021

A coronavirus vaccine in 2021 could hold the promise of seeing the world again. Emerging from long confinement periods is something many look forward to. Specialists […]
4 January 2021

Brussels Airport: Passengers exasperated by long queue at PLF-checkpoint

On Sunday January 3rd, long queues at Brussels Airport to check the Passenger Location Forms (PLF) for passengers arriving from abroad has caused a stir, even […]
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