Covid-19


10 December 2020

Safe Traveller Journey in the new normal

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, today unveils a major new report that recommends global guidelines […]
9 December 2020

Travellers should not be considered high-risk population for spreading Covid-19

The European Travel Commission (ETC) welcomed this week the new Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers from the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and […]
8 December 2020

UK vaccination plan: Military planes could be delivering vaccines produced in Belgium

British authorities are working on a contingency plan to transport Covid-19 vaccines to the United Kingdom using military planes. This “air corridor” seems the most reliable […]
8 December 2020

British grandma receives first Covid-19 vaccine

Authorities in the UK began rolling out the first doses of a Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday, December 8th. The patient was Margaret Keenan age 90. She […]
8 December 2020

“Adopt me for Christmas” – saving Christmas of stranded Brussels expats

This year, Brussels expats have to take difficult decisions regarding the Christmas festive period. Due to coronavirus travel restrictions, many of them won’t be able to […]
7 December 2020

European Commission criticized for lack of vaccine transparency

MEPs and health advocates believe that vaccine contracts will leave pharma companies with a large payout. Contracts’ terms and costs that EU taxpayers will have to […]
7 December 2020

72-hour quarantine-free trips could revive international business travel

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium reveals its vaccination strategy

On Thursday, the public health ministers of Belgium announced the Covid-19 vaccination strategy, including priority groups to receive the shots. “We have a view on not […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: France to impose border checks to stop skiing abroad

In order to prevent French holidaymakers going to ski in neighboring Switzerland, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has decided to impose random border checks. France, together […]
4 December 2020

Covid-19: German scientists identify key indicator for severe infections

German scientists have identified immature blood cells that could result in coagulation complications in patients infected with Covid-19. This discovery could allow to detect potential severe […]
3 December 2020

70% of destinations lift travel restrictions

The number of destinations closed to international tourism has continued to fall. According to the eighth edition of the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 70% of all […]
3 December 2020

Spain hosts international conference on the recovery of global tourism

With the aim of establishing actions and commitments to restart international travel, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Spanish Government hosted a hybrid […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: Belgium will start the vaccination process on 5 January

Last Wednesday, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo declared that Belgium will start the vaccination process against Covid-19 on 5 January, prior approval from the EU. […]
3 December 2020

Covid-19: The UK is the first Western country to vaccinate its population

Thanks to an approval in record time, the UK will be the first Western country to offer a coronavirus vaccine to the public. According to the UK […]
3 December 2020

Belgium sets a limit of four guests at Christmas and only one can use the toilet

This Christmas, people in Belgium will be allowed to invite up to four people into their garden to celebrate, however only one of these will be […]
3 December 2020

Over 120 Members and Ambassadors join virtual Travel & Tourism Assembly General

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, hosted its first ever virtual AGM yesterday, attended by more […]
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