Destination Updates

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India INDIA : HP : Hotel, restaurant association suggest steps to reopen tourism in Himachal Pradesh
  • www.businesstoday.in
  • 6 July, 2020
A traveller should be made responsible for uploading of correct data, COVID-free test certificate, commitment towards social distancing while travelling/staying in the state and maintaining of complete discipline during the stay, the association suggested Read More...
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India INDIA : GOA : As Goa opens for tourism, PRIVATE JETS take super-rich to their villas
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 6 July, 2020
PANAJI: With the state opening for tourism, those who are willing to spend over Rs 10 lakh for a trip are flying down to Goa in private jets. With nine private jets landing in Goa over the past 10 days, the state is fast emerging as the top destination for people who own second homes or have leased luxury villas in the state Read More...
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US US : Rural counties see pandemic tourism boom
  • www.msn.com
  • 5 July, 2020
Will people go? Where will they go? How will they go? Those are multi-million dollar questions and how people answer them will have real impacts in communities around the country Read More...
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Caribbean CARIBBEAN unveils initiatives to support Re-Opening Tourism
  • www.travelpulse.com
  • 5 July, 2020
The Caribbean’s health and tourism authorities’ COVID-19 Caribbean Tourism Task Force announced a new initiative to help safeguard the health of travelers and employees during a recent virtual press conference Read More...
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UK UK : ENGLAND : Travel quarantine rules RELAXED for top sports events in England
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 5 July, 2020
MANCHESTER: Participants in major upcoming sports events in England will be exempt from travel quarantine rules, Britain's Culture Secretary has said Read More...
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Belgium BELGIUM : BRUSSELS - cycling, tourism apps win residents' hearts
  • www.brusselstimes.com
  • 5 July, 2020
Over a month after the launch of “Brussels hacks the crisis” – aimed at developing innovative digital ideas for the period after the coronavirus crisis – Brussels residents have chosen a biking app and a tourism app as their preferred applications Read More...
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Cuba CUBA : Steps and keys for reopening Cuban tourism
  • www.oncubanews.com
  • 5 July, 2020
This July 1st Cuba officially opened its first hotels to international tourism. It did so only in keys adjacent to the island after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Spain SPAIN : List of countries allowed to travel to Spain
  • www.traveloffpath.com
  • 5 July, 2020
Spain reopened its border on June 21, 2020 to a list of EU nations, and July 3, 2020 to an expanded list of third-party nations outside the EU Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY : Tourists begin enjoying healthy, safe vacation in Turkey
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 5 July, 2020
As Turkey has taken a full slate of measures to ensure the safety of local and international tourists amid the coronavirus outbreak, visitors are praising the country’s efforts against the virus at hospitals, airports and hotels Read More...
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Belgium BELGIUM urged to lift travel-restrictions for cross-border couples
  • www.brusselstimes.com
  • 5 July, 2020
Member of the European Parliament Moritz Körner has urged Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès to introduce measures allowing couples in different countries to see each other, despite the travel restrictions Read More...
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Portugal PORTUGAL declares itself safe to travel
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 4 July, 2020
New Delhi, July 4 (IANSlife) European nation Portugal has declared itself prepared and open to receive foreign tourists once again, following the global COVID-19 shutdown Read More...
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UK opens quarantine free travel to nearly 60 countries
  • www.livemint.com
  • 4 July, 2020
The UK on Friday allowed quarantine-free international travel to nearly 60 “lower risk countries", excluding India and the US, as it released a list of exempt nations posing "a reduced risk" from the deadly coronavirus. Read More...
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THAILAND : Govt eyes medical tourism trips
  • www.bangkokpost.com
  • 4 July, 2020
The government is giving the green light to local tour operators to tap foreign medical and wellness tourists from next month while the "travel bubbles" tourism scheme is tipped to start in September, a senior spokesman said yesterday. Read More...
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TURKEY to start high-level visits abroad to explain health, safety measures in tourism
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 3 July, 2020
As the tourism sector has entered a phase of normalization within the scope of the coronavirus pandemic, Turkey will start to carry out high-level visits to several countries with the aim of explaining the health and safety measures it took to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and enable foreign tourists to experience a safe vacation. Read More...
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SAINT LUCIA to Introduce New Travel Protocols
  • www.onecaribbean.org
  • 3 July, 2020
New Protocols Include Mandatory COVID-19 Pre-Test within 7 Days of Travel, Exemptions for Visitors Traveling from Designated ‘Travel Bubble’and Pre-Arrival Online Registration Read More...
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EUROPE by Rail this summer- service updates and great deals
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 3 July, 2020
As I explored Switzerland by train in early March, the coronavirus clouds were gathering on the horizon. Within a few days, borders closed and Europe’s rail network fragmented. Eurostar scaled back to just a handful of journeys a day. Slovenia suspended its entire rail network, while in Croatia, Portugal, Spain, Finland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia not a single train ventured beyond its borders. Read More...
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GERMANY : Black Forest tourism starts again
  • www.dw.com
For many years, cuckoo clocks and cherry cakes have been successful in advertising the Black Forest worldwide. But tourists from Asia are staying away this summer. New concepts are needed. Read More...
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UK: WALES: Lifting of Wales' travel limits gets go-ahead
  • www.bbc.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Travel restrictions in Wales will end on Monday, First Minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. "Stay local" guidance, asking people to stay within five miles of home will end with no limits on travel, and outdoor attractions will be able to open. Read More...
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USA: HAWAII Is Finally Making It Easier for Tourists to Visit
  • www.slate.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Hawaii is ready for its midpandemic tourism boom. Starting on Aug. 1, tourists looking to visit Hawaii will be able to bypass the state’s two-week quarantine requirement for arrivals by getting a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before landing in the state. Read More...
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UK : SCOTLAND : Tourism and hospitality sector guidance
  • www.gov.scot
  • 3 July, 2020
This guidance is for the tourism and hospitality sector in Scotland. It comes into effect immediately – from 18 June 2020 - and extends until further notice. It will be reviewed in line with the regular three-weekly review of lockdown requirements. Read More...
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DUBAI PARKS opening date set for September 23
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Dubai: The Dubai Parks & Resorts destination in Jebel Ali will remain closed for summer – the re- opening has now been set for September 23. Read More...
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Japan JAPAN debuts new bullet train that can run during an earthquake
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Japan's latest record-breaking bullet train doesn't only run faster and smoother -- it's also able to transport passengers to safety in the event of an earthquake Read More...
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Scotland SCOTLAND’S five-mile travel limit lifted
  • www.bbc.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Visits to care homes can also now resume, and physical distancing rules for young people have been relaxed. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon urged Scots to "behave responsibly" Read More...
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Greece GREECE tourism reps urge restart of flights with Turkey to revive virus-hit sector
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 2 July, 2020
Greek tourism sector representatives are urging tourist arrivals via both land and air to be resumed between Turkey and Greece soon as the country not only hosts a large number of tourists from its neighbor but also benefits from Turkish airports Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE : 7 in 10 Singaporeans Still Want to Travel in 2020
  • www.finance.yahoo.com
  • 3 July, 2020
7 in 10 Singaporeans want to travel in 2020 when border regulations are eased and travel promotions will further entice them to do so Read More...
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Belize BELIZE Is Reopening for Tourism in August
  • www.caribjournal.com
  • 3 July, 2020
Belize will open its international airport on August 15, 2020, as part of the country’s five-phase re-opening strategy for tourism Read More...
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UK UK Allows Quarantine-Free Travel For 75 Countries: Air Bridge Idea Scrapped
  • www.forbes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
According to the Daily Telegraph, the U.K. government is about to release a list of 75 countries with whom travel will be allowed, quarantine-free, meaning that it has decided Read More...
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Puerto Rico PUERTO RICO Welcomes You - Reopening Tourism July 15
  • www.forbes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The travel industry is slowly starting to show signs of life and reopening, piece by piece, all around the world Read More...
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India INDIA: HIMACHAL may open up for tourism within a week
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The chief minister also directed the officers to use funds allocated to the respective departments within the stipulated period and any lapse in this matter would warrant action Read More...
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USA USA : CHICAGO travel Order: What You Need to Know
  • www.nbcchicago.com
  • 2 July, 2020
Chicago issued an emergency travel order Thursday directing anyone entering or returning to Chicago from 15 states in the U.S. to quarantine for 14 days as coronavirus cases across the country surge Read More...
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USA USA : DELAWARE tourism's new Go-To Guide encourages safe travel
  • www.capegazette.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The Delaware Tourism Office launched the Go-To Guide in partnership with the state's restaurants, hotels, and attractions in order to show visitors how to travel to the state safely Read More...
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India INDIA : GOA reopens to tourists from today; rules that travellers must know
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
Tourists’ favourite beach getaway, Goa has reopened to tourists from today after the COVID-19 lockdown. The picturesque state is all set to welcome tourists from within the country Read More...
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Dominican Republic DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Announces Protocols for the Reactivation of Tourism
  • www.globenewswire.com
  • 2 July, 2020
Dominican Republic, July 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) announced the safety protocols to be followed by all tourism operators and establishments Read More...
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Sabah SABAH launches campaign to boost domestic tourism
  • www.thestar.com
  • 2 July, 2020
KOTA KINABALU: In a bid to boost domestic tourism in the wake of the movement control order (MCO), the Sabah Tourism Board (STB) has introduced the #BahMariLah Read More...
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Kenya KENYA receives WTTC Safe Travel Stamp
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 2 July, 2020
NAIROBI, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Kenya on Wednesday has been awarded the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travel Stamp in recognition of the destination's adoption Read More...
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Venice VENICE Tourism May Never Be the Same. It Could Be Better
  • www.nytimes.com
  • 2 July, 2020
The pandemic crushed the tourism industry in Venice and other overtouristed cities. But many see this as an opportunity to rethink a “tourism monoculture.” Read More...
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Croatia CROATIA : Nearly 1000 hotels and campsites now reopened
  • www.globenewswire.com
  • 1 July, 2020
ZAGREB, July 1 (Hina) – Currently, 644 hotels and 344 campsites are open in Croatia, and more and more tourist accommodation facilities are reopening their doors to guests from day to day Read More...
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Cuba CUBA reopens its cays to tourism, but Cuban-Americans will not be able to visit for now
  • www.fltimes.com
  • 1 July, 2020
The Cuban government opened the island's northern and southern cays to tourism Wednesday amid strong measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic Read More...
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Prague PRAGUE train with 500 tourists boosts Croatia tourism hopes
  • www.abcnews.go.com
  • 1 July, 2020
A train carrying about 500 tourists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia has arrived to Croatia as the country seeks to attract visitors after easing lockdown measures against the coronavirus Read More...
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Morocco MOROCCO's Domestic Flights Increase With High Travel Demand
  • www.moroccoworldnews.com
  • 1 July, 2020
Rabat – After a prolonged lockdown and months of following Morocco’s strict state of emergency measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, domestic flights in Morocco are on the rise Read More...
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Greece GREECE Opens to Tourism with 235 International Flights
  • www.greece.greekreporter.com
  • 1 July, 2020
Greece opened its regional airports on the islands on Wednesday welcoming the first mass arrival of tourists after the coronavirus lockdown Read More...
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Seychelles SEYCHELLES : Tourism Returns to the Seychelles
  • www.futuredirections.org.au
  • 1 July, 2020
International tourism is a step closer to returning to the Seychelles with the announcement that the country’s borders will be reopened to international arrivals and the tourism sector revived Read More...
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Indonesia INDONESIA reopens national parks to tourists as COVID-19 cases rise
  • www.news.mongabay.com
  • 1 July, 2020
Indonesia is reopening 29 national and nature parks to local and foreign tourists despite a growing number of COVID-19 cases in the country Read More...
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India INDIA : GOA CM says yes to tourism restart
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 1 July, 2020
PANAJI: A day after state ports minister Michael Lobo said that it wouldn’t be possible for tourism activities in the state to resume in July, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday that his government wishes to restart the industry this month Read More...
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Europe EUROPEAN Union’s global travel plan explained
  • www.politico.com
  • 30 July, 2020
With the worst of the pandemic behind it, Brussels is hoping the Continent reopens in a more organized fashion than the way it closed down Read More...
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California CALIFORNIA Launches 'Responsible Travel Code' And 'Responsible Travel Hub’ On New Website
  • www.forbes.com
  • 30 June, 2020
Maybe you’ve been considering a road trip along California’s magnificent Pacific coast, or a visit to its superb parks or beaches. But even focusing on the outdoors, aware of social distancing, you wonder —how safe is it? Read More...
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Europe EUROPEAN Union agrees to lift restrictions on travel from Japan, 13 others
  • www.english.kyodonews.net
  • 30 June, 2020
Members of the European Union agreed Tuesday to reopen borders to visitors from 14 countries outside the bloc, including Japan and South Korea, from Wednesday, after months of travel restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES prepares for post COVID-19 tourism revival
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 30 June, 2020
As the Maldives prepares to re-open its borders to tourism in July amid an easing COVID-19 outbreak situation in the country, the Tourism Ministry has issued a 28-page guideline for restarting tourism outlining minimum standards to be followed by stakeholders including central government agencies Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND looks to allow entry to some foreigners, including medical tourists from China
  • www.scmp.com
  • 30 June, 2020
Thailand intends to open its borders to 50,000 visitors, including medical and wellness tourists, under a scheme that includes a 14-day quarantine Read More...
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Bahamas BAHAMAS Tourism & Aviation Prepares For Phase 2 Reopening July 1
  • www.finance.yahoo.com
  • 30 June, 2020
NASSAU, Bahamas, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is preparing for Phase 2 reopening, July 1, which allows for the resumption of international travel Read More...
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Barbados BARBADOS Is Reopening for Tourism on July 12
  • www.caribjournal.com
  • 30 June, 2020
Barbados is the latest Caribbean destination planning to reopen its borders for tourism. The Caribbean island will officially begin receiving visitors on July 12, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley announced Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY introduces 'Safe Tourism' program
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 30 June, 2020
Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, called a meeting with the ambassadors of the top tourism source countries and the international media in Antalya, to brief them on the launch of the new norms under “ReTurkey” program and on opportunities to experience Read More...
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US PENTAGON Lifts Travel Ban in All States Except Florida, California
  • www.military.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Troops and their families based in most states across the country have been given the OK to resume regular travel, except for those in Florida and California, which continue to see troubling rises in coronavirus cases Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE gears up to reopen tourism sector, COVID-19 tally reaches 43661
  • www.newindianexpress.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Singapore on Monday reported 202 new coronavirus cases, pushing the tally to 43,661, as the country is gearing up to reopen tourism-linked businesses in stages during the phase-2 of the COVID-19 'circuit breaker' reopening Read More...
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Greece GREECE launches virus questionnaire for touristsNTAGON Lifts Travel Ban in All States Except Florida, California
  • www.medicalxpress.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Tourists travelling to Greece will be required from Wednesday to complete an online questionnaire 48 hours in advance to determine whether they need to be tested for coronavirus on arrival Read More...
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Croatia CROATIA TOURISM : United Kingdom Creates Incredible Promotion for Croatia
  • www.total-croatia-news.com
  • 29 June, 2020
The British authorities have now announced the introduction of the so-called "traffic light" system which, according to the risk of coronavirus infection, will rank popular tourist destinations across the rest of Europe and the world with red, yellow and green labels Read More...
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France FAMOUS LOUVRE MUSEUM is all set to reopen in July, but without the Mona Lisa crowd
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 June, 2020
The famous Louvre Museum in France is all set to reopen in the month of July. Home to the renowned Mona Lisa portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, the museum remains crowded every time of the year. But post COVID-19 Read More...
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UK UK: Foreign Travel boost as UK gives green light to overseas trips
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 28 June, 2020
Travel operators have reported a big rise in bookings and inquiries about international holidays as UK holidaymakers rush to book Mediterranean breaks after the government gave the green light to overseas trips from early next month Read More...
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Belize BELIZE to begin gradual tourism reopening in August
  • www.breakingtravelnews.com
  • 29 June, 2020
Belize will begin a process of reopening to tourism on August 15th. Prime minister, Dean Barrow, said Philip Goldson International Airport would resume operations in mid-August, at the start of phase three of a five phase plan Read More...
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Agra Agra tourism industry demands government to reopen the Taj and other monuments to tourists
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 29 June, 2020
It’s been quite some time that the popular Indian monuments, including the world-famous Taj Mahal, have stayed shut to tourists given the COVID-19 pandemic Read More...
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Fiji FIJI markets itself as retreat for billionaires during pandemic
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 28 June, 2020
With the tourism industry gradually reopening around the world, Fiji has made an unusual appeal to billionaires looking for a retreat during the pandemic Read More...
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Darjeeling DARJEELING is all ready to welcome tourists from July 1
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 June, 2020
Darjeeling, the queen of hills, is all geared up to welcome tourists from July 1. After remaining in lockdown for three months in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak, this tourist hotspot is all ready to open for business Read More...
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Maharashtra MAHARASHTRA: Goa-style beach shacks coming soon along Konkan coast
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 27 June, 2020
In a bid to boost tourism in the state, the Maharashtra cabinet recently approved the ‘beach shack’ policy, that will allow setting up of temporary beach shacks along the Konkan coast Read More...
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Africa AFRICAN Tourism Board Project Hope Launched
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 27 June, 2020
The African Tourism Board Project Hope has launched. This is a ground-breaking tourism relief initiative aimed as a response to COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism industry in Africa Read More...
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Croatia CROATIA touts dazzling coastline to rescue virus-hit tourism sector
  • www.france24.com
  • 27 June, 2020
Croatia is touting boating and camping on its azure 1,800-km Adriatic coastline to woo back visitors and revive its coronavirus-battered tourism sector Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE and MALAYSIA to Create Rules for Cross-Border Travel
  • www.bloombergquint.com
  • 27 June, 2020
Singapore and Malaysia agreed to establish reciprocal arrangements for essential business travel and periodic commuting, following a call between their respective prime ministers on Friday Read More...
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Europe EU weighs lifting travel restrictions from over 10 nations — including Japan — on July 1
  • www.japantimes.co.jp
  • 27 June, 2020
The European Union is considering reopening borders to visitors from more than 10 countries outside the bloc — including Japan, South Korea and Canada — from July 1, after months of travel restrictions over the coronavirus outbreak, an EU diplomatic source said Read More...
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Malta MALTA to allow international tourist arrivals from July 1
  • www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 26 June, 2020
Popular for its ancient buildings, scenic landscapes and impressive cliffs, Malta is ready to welcome tourists once again after being declared Coronavirus-free Read More...
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Cairo CAPE TOWN TO CAIRO Tour Remains One Of Travel's Pinnacle Experiences
  • www.forbes.com
  • 26 June, 2020
Most great journeys offer travelers many possible routes. The more adventurous travelers might set out from Cape Town, South Africa and make their way to Cairo, Egypt. If this is the trip of choice, then each unique itinerary offers some of the most impressive landscapes in the world. However, in a variation on the cliche - all roads lead to Cairo Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG Tourism Board hosts World's First Global Online Forum on Post-Pandemic Travel for
  • www.businesswire.com
  • 26 June, 2020
HONG KONG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted on 24 June an online forum titled “Beyond COVID-19: Global Tourism’s New Normal” – the first event of its kind focusing on the post-pandemic tourism prospects for Hong Kong, Mainland, Asia, and the world Read More...
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UK UNITED KINGDOM TOURISM’s New campaign - “We’re Good to Go” Industry Standard and Consumer Mark
  • www.visitbritain.org
  • 26 June, 2020
You can now apply for a free UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to reassure your customers that your business adheres to Government and public health guidance Read More...
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Florida VISIT FLORIDA says tourism marketing more critical now than ever
  • www.smcitizen.com
  • 25 June, 2020
Florida hotels lost more than $3.5 billion in revenue between March and May, and nearly 40 percent of the 2.1 million Floridians who filed unemployment claims between March 15 and April 21 worked in tourism-generated jobs, according to Visit Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard, which charts the disease’s impacts on tourism, the state’s largest industry Read More...
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Columbia COLUMBIA eyes up tourism restart and 'travel bubble' with South American neighbours
  • www.telegraph.co.uk
  • 25 June, 2020
While no-one is suggesting that the Covid-19 crisis is over, the conversation in Europe has at least moved on to how life may be once the virus has receded. Travel has reemerged as a genuine possibility rather than a vague theory, with Spain reopening its borders last weekend, and Malta announcing that it will do the same thing from July 1 Read More...
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New York NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY OR CONNECTICUT : What You Need To Know
  • www.forbes.com
  • 25 June, 2020
If you are planning to travel to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut, whether by car, plane or train, you need to know the details of a new travel advisory Read More...
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Asia-Pacific ASIA-PACIFIC makes a tentative return to international travel
  • www.ft.com
  • 25 June, 2020
An intelligent take on global lifestyle, arts and culture: Insightful reads, Interviews & reviews, The FT Crossword, Travel, houses, entertainment & style Read More...
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Spain SPAIN Plans to Reopen Borders for Some Non-EU Countries from June 30
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 24 June, 2020
From June 30, people from several countries outside the European Union and Schengen Zone, where the Coronavirus infection rates are lower, will be permitted to fly to Spain for non-essential purposes, Spain’s government has announced Read More...
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Switzerland SWITZERLAND : Lake Geneva tourism recovering during Covid-19 pandemic
  • www.bizjournals.com
  • 24 June, 2020
Lake Geneva, a popular tourist destination in southeastern Wisconsin, has seen the impact of Covid-19, particularly on its international travelers, but in recent weeks the area has seen growth in the return of regional tourism Read More...
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Saudi Arabia SAUDI TOURISM AUTHORITY Announces Launch of Saudi Summer Campaign
  • www.prnewswire.com
  • 24 June, 2020
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) has unveiled a new campaign, called Saudi Summer, to encourage residents to explore the Kingdom this year, in lieu of a holiday abroad, following the lifting of lockdown restrictions due to Covid-19 Read More...
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Rwanda RWANDA Reopens For Tourism – All Countries Guidelines for re-opening tourism activities during COVID-19
  • www.rdb.rw
  • 24 June, 2020
The principles and considerations outlined in these guidelines were compiled through reference materials including from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Global Association for Attractions Industry, World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Rwanda Ministry of Health (MoH) guidelines on COVID-19 prevention. The guidelines provide a framework for reopening the tourism industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY announces new tourism measures against COVID-19
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 24 June, 2020
ANKARA, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Ersoy on Wednesday announced new measures in the tourism sector to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Read More...
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Costa Rica COSTA RICA Tourism Board proposes allowing visitors from EU, UK and Canada
  • www.ticotimes.net
  • 24 June, 2020
The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) has proposed that the government welcome visitors from the European Union and the United Kingdom, followed by Canada Read More...
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India INDIA : Relief for tourism sector likely in Himachal
  • www.tribuneindia.com
  • 24 June, 2020
With clouds of uncertainty and gloom looming over the tourism industry, the government could come out with a relief package, including disbursal of soft loans, for hoteliers and other stakeholders Read More...
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Philippines PHILIPPINES : Local visitors to speed up tourism recovery
  • www.business.inquirer.net
  • 24 June, 2020
With domestic travel still mostly driven by local visitors than foreigners, the Philippines’ tourism sector is seen recovering faster than those in destinations reliant on foreign tourists, debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service said on Tuesday Read More...
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WTTC WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for attractions, car hire and short-term rental
  • www.bwhotelier.businessworld.in
  • 24 June, 2020
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) unveiles its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return of Safe Travels. The latest protocols for the global Travel & Tourism sector focus on measures to ensure the reopening of global attractions, drive business to car hire companies and enable short-term rentals to begin welcoming guest Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES To Restart Tourism From 15th July | Here Are The Resorts That Will Open
  • www.traveltrademaldives.com
  • 23 June, 2020
Maldives will restart tourism and reopen borders for visitors from all nationalities from 15th July 2020, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih confirmed. Tourists travelling to the Maldives will be provided a free 30-day tourist visa on arrival Read More...
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Jamaica JAMAICA's workforce training program to bolster tourism recovery
  • www.eturbonews.com
  • 23 June, 2020
Jamaica’s workforce training program is being hailed as a resounding success. The free online programs offered by the Jamaica Centre for Tourism Innovation (JCTI), in partnership with the National Restaurant Association, the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute, the University of the West Indies Open Campus and HEART National Service Training Agency, trained more than 8,000 tourism workers over a 12 week period. Courses were designed to enhance the skills of hospitality workers, deliver internationally recognized certifications, and educate the workforce on the new health and safety protocols that were rolled out with the June 15 reopening of the island’s tourist industry Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS: Covid-19 protocol for tourists released by Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism
  • www.greekcitytimes.com
  • 23 June, 2020
The Deputy Ministry of Tourism, has released an updated Covid-19 protocol that provides vital information beneficial to the general public and visitors Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND's Tourism Social Enterprises Help Locals Hit by Coronavirus
  • www.kcet.org
  • 23 June, 2020
When Thai travel consultancy Local Alike saw its revenue drop to zero due to the coronavirus outbreak, it started selling products from villages through social media Read More...
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Quebec QUEBEC : Tourism ministry unveils first Explore Quebec on the Road packages
  • www.montrealgazette.com
  • 23 June, 2020
In an effort to kick-start a sector devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial tourism ministry has unveiled a series of offers designed to encourage Quebecers to discover their home province. Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE : Reopening of Travel and Changes to Border Measures
  • www.jdsupra.com
  • 22 June, 2020
The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced plans for a progressive reopening of Singapore’s economy and society as it emerges from the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The taskforce has also been reviewing the border measures put in place to manage the risks of importation, and will likewise be implementing progressive changes as the borders reopen to international travel Read More...
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Belgium BELGIUM Gives Free Rail Travel To All
  • www.forbes.com
  • 22 June, 2020
For three months, people in Belgium have been trapped not only inside their tiny country, but also inside their city of residence. Read More...
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UNWTO UNWTO Calls For Responsible Restart Of The Sector as travel restrictions are lifted
  • www.unwto.com
  • 22 June, 2020
As tourism slowly restarts in an increasing number of countries, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released new data measuring the impact of COVID-19 on the sector. UNWTO emphasizes the need for responsibility, safety and security as restrictions on travel are lifted. The Organization also reiterates the need for credible commitment to support tourism as a pillar for recovery. Read More...
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Alaska ALASKA : COVID-19 safety tips to your itinerary traveling to Alaska
  • www.skagwaynews.com
  • 22 June, 2020
As of early June, Alaska officials updated travel mandates for anyone entering the state. The restriction of non-essential travel across the United States and Canada land border will continue until at least July 21. Read More...
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FIJI plans to create a post-coronavirus travel bubble with New Zealand and Australia
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 22 June, 2020
Fiji is planning to create a travel bubble with Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific island nation's leader said on Sunday. Read More...
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Ras Al KhaimahVIDEO : RAS AL KHAIMAH Welcomes back tourists | WTTC’s #SafeTravels Stamp
  • www.youtube.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Confinement couldn’t keep us apart for long. We’ve come back stronger, safer and re-energized! From ambling along miles of sprawling beaches, wading through the mangroves to mountain treks and stumbling across centuries-old treasures, rediscover what makes Ras Al Khaimah truly extraordinary Read More...
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AMSTERDAM After Coronavirus: No More Cannabis And Mass Tourism, Citizens Demand
  • www.forbes.coms
  • 21 June, 2020
Before coronavirus, there was a crisis over mass tourism in Amsterdam, its residents feeling alienated by the hoardes of rowdy visitors, rubbish-strewn plazas and parks, noise and public disorder in the historical city center. Read More...
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MOROCCO to resume domestic travel and services
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Morocco will further loosen lockdown measures for the services sector and domestic transport starting June 24, the government said on Sunday. Read More...
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DUBAI allows foreign tourists to enter from July 7 and eases travel restrictions
  • www.arabnews.com
  • 21 June, 2020
Dubai, whose economy is reliant on tourism and retail, said it will allow foreign visitors to enter from July 7, while those with residency visas will be able to enter from Monday in a further easing of its coronavirus lockdown. Read More...
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TURKEY introduces 'safe tourism' concept amid the coronavirus pandemic
  • www.gulftoday.ae
  • 20 June, 2020
The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry launched a two-day program to introduce the country's "safe tourism" concept to ambassadors to Turkey in the Mediterranean province of Antalya during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More...
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THAILAND plans an Australian travel bubble
  • www.executivetraveller.com
  • 20 June, 2020
Thailand’s tourism-revival strategy is to target big spenders seeking privacy and social distancing in the Covid-19 era, rather than try to attract a large number of visitors. Read More...
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GREECE Road Tourism Amounts to 30.6% of Total Arrivals
  • greece.greekreporter.com
  • 20 June, 2020
“Road tourism in Greece, 2012-2019” shows the contribution of road tourism to tourism in Greece overall, which in 2019 amounted to 9.6 million arrivals Read More...
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INDIA considers 'travel bubbles' on country-by-country basis
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • 20 June, 2020
India will from next month look at creating travel bubbles with countries that allow access to its citizens and vice versa, while immediately scaling up the. Read More...
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EGYPT receives #safetravel stamp from World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)
  • www.globaltimes.cn
  • 20 June, 2020
Egypt was granted on Saturday "Safe Travel Stamp" from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), according to the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. Read More...
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Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends
  • www.bbc.om
  • 20 June, 2020
Spain has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. Read More...
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Indonesia INDONESIA : BALI will open its borders to visitors from September
  • www.timeout.com
  • 19 June, 2020
So far Greece, Portugal and Italy have all starting welcoming tourists again ahead of peak July and August holiday season. But if you fancy holding out for a more adventurous, further-flung getaway Read More...
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Spain SPAIN extreme hotel hygiene awaiting tourists in Spain
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 19 June, 2020
It's breakfast time, which means I need to get my temperature checked, put on my face mask, smother my hands in alcohol disinfectant and wear a pair of plastic gloves... Read More...
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Japan JAPAN ends domestic travel restrictions
  • www.daijiworld.com
  • 19 June, 2020
Tokyo, Jun 19 (IANS): Japan on Friday lifted its remaining domestic travel restrictions and reiterated plans to open its borders in order to reactivate the tourism industry hit by the coronavirus crisis... Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND Aims to Turn Away From Mass Tourism and Target the Wealthy
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 19 June, 2020
Thailand’s tourism-revival strategy is to target big spenders seeking privacy and social distancing in the Covid-19 era, rather than try to attract a large number of visitors... Read More...
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Europe EUROPE TRAVEL Travel Ban: What's Open And Who Can Travel
  • www.forbes.com
  • 18 June, 2020
The 2020 Europe travel ban is a setback for world travelers and those with family on two continents. But borders within the European Union (EU) are starting to open for travel. EU residents initially have the most freedom to travel, which began on June 15, 2020. Meanwhile, non-EU residents may need to wait a little longer... Read More...
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Finland FINLAND Travel Advice, Urges Finns to Avoid Non-Essential Travel
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 18 June, 2020
Finland no longer advises its citizens against non-essential travel to Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia... Read More...
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India INDIA : Plans to place Telangana on global tourism map
  • www.telanganatoday.com
  • 18 June, 2020
Medak: In a major initiative to attract international tourists to Telangana State and to facilitate exploration of the best tourist destinations here, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change and Telangana Forest Department are closely working to identify potential tourist spots to form a tourism circuit... Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS announces tourism-oriented assistance package
  • www.xinhuanet.com
  • 18 June, 2020
NICOSIA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Cyprus announced a new assistance package for businesses and employees on Wednesday, which is oriented towards helping the tourism sector survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic crisis... Read More...
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Rwanda RWANDA Re-Opens Tourism Wildlife Parks Reopen for Those Free of Virus
  • www.bloombergquint.com
  • 18 June, 2020
Rwanda has reopened all tourism activities to visitors arriving on chartered flights and who are confirmed free of the coronavirus 72 hours before arrival in the nation famed for endangered mountain gorillas... Read More...
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UAE UAE citizens can travel to 'low-risk' countries from Tuesday
  • www.whtc.com
  • 17 June, 2020
CAIRO (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates said citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to countries deemed low-risk for catching the coronavirus from next Tuesday... Read More...
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Japan JAPAN to select contractors again for Go To Travel Campaign
  • www.japantimes.com
  • 17 June, 2020
The government has restarted its selection of contractors for back-office work for its Go To Campaign intended to mainly help the struggling tourism and restaurant industries... Read More...
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Mexico MEXICO is desperate to reopen its 11 million-job tourism industry
  • www.gulftoday.aem
  • 17 June, 2020
An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the Pacific coast and the waters around the resort of Los Cabos are teeming with fish after 10 weeks with no boats going out... Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT to reopen ancient sites to tourists
  • www.arabnews.aem
  • 17 June, 2020
Egypt is preparing to reopen archaeological sites for visitors following a four-month shutdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus... Read More...
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India INDIA : Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Goa: Domestic travel set to take a centrestage in India post Covid-19 lockdown
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 17 June, 2020
A large number of Indians are likely to take a domestic holiday after Covid-19 lockdown ends and the preferred travel destinations in India are Kerala, Goa, the Northeast, Ladakh, Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh... Read More...
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Abu Dhabi ABU DHABI residents can leave the emirate without a permit
  • www.timeoutabudhabi.com
  • 17 June, 2020
The Abu Dhabi Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Committee recently announced another extension to the travel ban in and out of the UAE capital... Read More...
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UAE UAE residents, citizens welcome news of travel from June 23
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • 17 June, 2020
The joint statement made on Monday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (ICA) and the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management (NCEMA) said that the decision was reached following a thorough evaluation of the preventative measures currently in place and the recent positive developments as a result of it... Read More...
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Caribbean CARIBBEAN countries that are currently open for tourism
  • www.timeout.com
  • 16 June, 2020
An island vacation might actually be on the cards this year. The islands that make up the Caribbean are in various stages of reopening this summer, with many countries already open to tourists. Throw in the fact that Americans probably won't be able to visit Europe this summer, and you have even more reason to lounge on a beach in the middle of the Atlantic... Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND Approves $720 Million Plan to Boost Domestic Tourism
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 16 June, 2020
Thailand approved a plan worth 22.4 billion baht ($720 million) to boost domestic tourism as the nation’s borders remain closed to foreign tourists because of the novel coronavirus outbreak... Read More...
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Greece GREECE welcomes foreign visitors, restarts summer tourism
  • www.ekathimerini.com
  • 16 June, 2020
Greece reopened its main airports to more international flights on Monday, hoping to kick-start its vital tourism sector after three months in lockdown... Read More...
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India INDIA : For tourism, here is an Incredible India 2.0 plan
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 15 June, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every sector, but perhaps, the travel, tourism and hospitality sectors have been most affected. Which is why, with the proper compliances, safety and sanitisation measures, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for responsible reopening being issued, these sectors should now resume. The time for recovery is around the corner... Read More...
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Europe EUROPE : Commission launches a website to safely resume travelling and tourism in the EU
  • www.ec.europa.eu
  • 15 June, 2020
Today, the Commission is launching ‘Re-open EU', a web platform to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe. It will provide real-time information on borders and available means of transport and tourism services in Member States... Read More...
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Europe 30 EUROPE COUNTRIES Open For Travel–All You Need To Know
  • www.forbes.com
  • 15 June, 2020
Europe travel is increasingly possible for Europeans, and non-Europeans, as 30 countries reopen for holidays for the first time in three months. Firstly in June comes the lifting of land border checks between European countries. Then in July, a gradual lifting of the EU travel ban... Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT to resume int''l flights from July 1 after 3 months
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 15 June, 2020
Cairo, June 15 (IANS) Egypt will resume international flights from July 1 amid preparations to restart foreign tourism in three provinces with the least COVID-19 infections, the Civil Aviation Minister said... Read More...
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France FRANCE lifting 'some' travel restrictions
  • www.wwlp.com
  • 14 June, 2020
France is taking a big step towards resuming tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Starting June 15, the country will open its internal borders to visitors from European Union member states and several other nearby countries... Read More...
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Singapore SINGAPORE-CHINA "fast lane" for essential travel: Key facts
  • www.businesstraveller.com
  • 14 June, 2020
Singapore and China have created a “fast lane” to facilitate essential business and official travel between both countries... Read More...
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India INDIA : Tiger Forests of Madhya Pradesh Open From June 15
  • www.outlookindia.com
  • 14 June, 2020
It is a news that nature lovers and photographers were waiting for – will the wildlife reserves of Madhya Pradesh, which had shut down at the peak of the visitor season following the lockdown, will open with the easing of restrictions? And we have the answer... Read More...
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EUROPE Which countries have opened their borders ahead of the summer holiday season?
  • www.euronews.co
  • 14 June, 2020
As European countries begin lifting COVID-19 restrictions, many people across the continent have begun thinking about whether they can have a holiday this summer... Read More...
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US TRAVEL Searches Indicate Initial Signs of Hotel Recovery
  • www.hospitalitynet.org
  • 13 June, 2020
According to new consumer research from BVA BDRC[1] and supported by Expedia Group search data[2], Americans are increasing their intent to travel this summer, a positive indicator for the industry... Read More...
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INDONESIA to permit travel to and from Japan, 3 other countries
  • www.mainichi.jp
  • 13 June, 2020
Indonesia has been drawing up a plan to allow the resumption of travel to and from four countries, including Japan, in an effort toward economic recovery after the tourism sector has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said Friday... Read More...
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USA AIRBNB Sees 'Bounce' in Travel, Aims to Promote Local Tourism
  • www.gadgets.ndtv.com
  • 12 June, 2020
Airbnb said Thursday it has seen a "bounce" in bookings as the home-sharing platform unveiled an initiative to promote short-range travel as pandemic restrictions ease... Read More...
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Maldives MALDIVES lifts all restrictions for visitors
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 11 June, 2020
The Maldives is reopening to all visitors next month with no restrictions. A spokesperson for the tourism board has confirmed the Indian Ocean destination will welcome back tourists of all nationalities in July... Read More...
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Thailand THAILAND Says China, Japan Are Interested in Travel Bubbles
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 11 June, 2020
Thailand said a number of countries, including China and Japan, are interested in discussions about travel bubbles, as the nation considers protocols for the eventual return of foreign tourists... Read More...
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South Africa 54% people still want to go on vacation in 2020; check the desired holiday destination list
  • www.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 11 June, 2020
South Africa has been nominated the most sought-after destination through Tourlane's recent survey, which analysed aspirations of travel communities across the globe as travel restrictions steadily begin to ease off... Read More...
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Italy ITALY : Dreams of Italy: readers' travel tips
  • www.theguardian.com
  • 11 June, 2020
A friendly football bar, the ‘real’ sword in the stone, plus walks, festivals and fantastic food ... you responded in droves to our request for Italian highlights... Read More...
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Europe EUROPE Welcomes Tourists From July 1, What You Need To Know
  • www.forbes.com
  • 10 June, 2020
Europe travels are on the cards–for all tourists, not just Europeans–as the EU ban draws to an end starting on July 1. For the first time in four months, international travelers will soon be able to holiday in Europe... Read More...
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California CALIFORNIA Begins Reopening for Travel
  • www.afar.com
  • 10 June, 2020
The state’s hotels, bars, restaurants, and wineries start to resume operations after receiving new state-issued guidelines for how to operate safely during the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Egypt EGYPT cleans up for return of tourists
  • www.france24.com
  • 10 June, 2020
Hotels have ramped up hygiene, archaeological sites have been sanitised and beaches cleaned up -- Egypt is gearing up to welcome back tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Greece GREECE : The Greek plan to bring tourists back
  • www.bbc.com
  • 10 June, 2020
On a warm Saturday in Glyfada, south of Athens, Zisimos Zizos is surveying a sandy beach. With remote control in hand, he sends a powerful drone soaring high into the sky. Using the drone’s camera, he scans the beach and spots a group of young people sitting together on towels... Read More...
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Lebanon LEBANON eyes tourism with international airport reopening by July2020
  • www.aljazeera.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Beirut, Lebanon - Lebanon's only international airport will reopen to passenger traffic by early July at the latest, the country's transport minister told Al Jazeera on Tuesday, as the economically ravaged nation seeks to jump-start its tourism sector for the all-important summer season... Read More...
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Turkey TURKEY's Pamukkale eyes 1 million tourists in 2020
  • www.dailysabah.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Pamukkale, a natural landmark tourist attraction in southwestern Turkey, is hoping to attract some 1 million tourists over the next six months since introducing a normalization process and lifting measures aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Las Vegas LAS VEGAS reopened. People showed up
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Dice were flying, restaurants were jam-packed, and Las Vegas was hopping reopening weekend as Sin City returned after more than two months of shutdown due to public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS is reopening – but Amsterdam only wants ‘responsible’ tourists
  • www.timeout.com
  • 9 June, 2020
If you’re pining for stroopwafel, apple pie or, y’know, just a cheeky dose of Dutch Golden Age painting, we bring good news: the Netherlands is to reopen its borders next week to most travellers from within the EU. Once you’re there, bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas and even music venues will be open... Read More...
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Cyprus CYPRUS welcomes back tourists, with first flight arriving from Israel
  • www.timesofisrael.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Transportation minister greets Israeli travelers at the airport, as island markets itself as relatively safe holiday destination in the face of the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Australia TOP TRAVEL SPOTS Australians are booking right now
  • www.au.finance.yahoo.com
  • 9 June, 2020
Australians are starting to book their first trips in the post-coronavirus world, as new analysis showed the most popular destinations among itchy travellers... Read More...
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Oman OMAN to open 96 new tourism projects in 2020-21
  • www.zawya.com
  • 8 June, 2020
The preliminary approvals have been issued for 71 hotels – three five-star hotels... Read More...
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Mexico Mexico resumes tourism in Cancun and these beach destinations
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 8 June, 2020
The governor of Quintana Roo, the state home to destinations like Cancun, Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya and the Mayan Ruins, among others, said it is reopening for business Monday as hotels and resorts gear up to welcome guests in limited capacities... Read More...
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Rajasthan RAJASTHAN opens for tourism, finally (India)
  • www.travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com
  • 8 June, 2020
A week after opening monuments, parks and museums, Rajasthan restarts hotels, restaurants and the two tiger reserves at Sariska and Ranthambore... Read More...
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Hong Kong HONG KONG eases travel controls for major listed companies
  • www.asia.nikkei.com
  • 8 June, 2020
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing CEO Charles Li would be among the listed company executives allowed to travel between Hong Kong and mainland China without going through 14 days' quarantine... Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND is lifting almost all its coronavirus restrictions with no active covid-19 cases
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 8 June, 2020
Almost all coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand will be lifted tomorrow, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced, after the country reported no active cases... Read More...
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India INDIA : All you need to know about travel precautions during Unlock 1 in India
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • 7 June, 2020
Unlock 1: Following the MHA guidelines, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given a go-ahead on domestic flights. International air travel for passengers, however, is still prohibited. Previously the UCAM had negotiated a condition that airlines would have to stick to one-third of their regular summer schedule. Here are some things that you need to know before embarking on domestic air travel... Read More...
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United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM : How the UK's 14-day travel quarantine will work
  • www.news.sky.com
  • 8 June, 2020
Lorry drivers, medical officials and farm workers are among those exempt from the new requirement for international travellers... Read More...
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Portugal PORTUGAL receives 'Safe Travels' Seal from WTTC
  • www.cruiseindustrynews.com
  • 7 June, 2020
Portugal is the first European country to receive the 'Safe Travels' seal from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), according to a press release... Read More...
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Asia-Pacific Asia-Pacific countries lay groundwork for cross-border travel
  • www.centreforaviation.coms
  • 7 June, 2020
With the resumption of domestic travel well under way in many Asia-Pacific markets, attention is now shifting to reopening international links within the region... Read More...
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Tanzania TANZANIA: Zanzibar reopens for tourism activities
  • www.africa.cgtn.com
  • 6 June, 2020
Tanzania’s Zanzibar authorities on Saturday announced reopening of tourism activities after they were shut down on March 20 following the outbreak of COVID-19 Read More...
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Europe EUROPE could be free-travel zone again by July
  • www.en.mercopress.com
  • 6 June, 2020
European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson announced that EU free-travel zone could be up and running again before the end of June... Read More...
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SwitzerlandSwitzerland to lift travel limits on EU, UK
  • www.dailypioneer.com
  • 6 June, 2020
Switzerland says it plans to lift restrictions on travel from European Union countries and Britain on June 15. ... Read More...
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Ireland Ireland hopes to restart international travel later in the summer
  • www.reuters.com
  • 6 June, 2020
Ireland is hopeful that it will be able to resume air travel to other European countries later in the summer, acting prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday... Read More...
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Belgium Belgium to Open Borders for Travel from EU/Schengen Countries and UK
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • 5 June, 2020
The National Security Council of Belgium has decided to permit entry for travellers from the Schengen Area and the European Union, including the United Kingdom, starting from June 15... Read More...
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SpaceX SpaceX is making human space travel a routine form of commerce
  • www.economist.com
  • 4 June, 2020
At an altitude of 400km, with both vessels travelling at 7.7km a second, the Crew Dragon capsule took orbital advantage of a freedom denied to the socially distanced on Earth to come within two metres of the International Space Station... Read More...
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Jamaica Jamaica Tourist Board Launches Photo Contest for Travel Agents
  • www.recommend.com
  • 4 June, 2020
As the summer season kicks off, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has launched a weekly photo contest, Picture Me in Jamaica, an online giveaway designed to test travel agents’ knowledge of Jamaica’s iconic attractions and lesser-known hidden gems... Read More...
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China CHINA eases foreign travel limit after US threat
  • www.bbc.com
  • 4 June, 2020
China has said it will loosen restrictions on international air travel that were put in place to control coronavirus... Read More...
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Mexicon MEXICO - Be aware of new strict restrictions when traveling
  • www.ksat.com
  • 4 June, 2020
Restrictions include scheduled travel days, no children or elderly, face masks at all times and no more than two people per vehicle... Read More...
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Belgium BELGIUM in Brief: Everything Is Allowed, Except When It Is Not
  • www.brusselstimes.com
  • 4 June, 2020
It’s official, Belgium will be sticking to the deconfinement timeline set out, and moving into Phase 3 as of Monday... Read More...
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USA CARIBBEAN comeback: A guide to when travelers can return to the islands
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 4 June, 2020
Following months of lockdowns, curfews and closed borders due to the coronavirus pandemic, the sunny Caribbean is readying to welcome back tourists. As restrictions, rules and regulations give way to new health and safety protocols, several islands are reopening their borders to travel from the U.S. while others take a wait-and-see approach... Read More...
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Germany GERMANY Will Lift Its Travel Ban Restrictions July 15
  • www.forbes.com
  • 4 June, 2020
Germany has announced that it will be lifting its travel warnings due to the coronavirus on June 15, 2020. Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced via videoconference with reporters that Germany is reducing its travel warning to travel advice or guidelines for select countries... Read More...
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Pigeon Forge Dollywood set for June reopening with coronavirus measures
  • www.foxbusiness.com
  • 4 June, 2020
Dolly Parton's Dollywood Parks and Resorts announced Wednesday that it will reopen its properties in phases throughout June... Read More...
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Netherlands Dutch Ease Travel Restrictions, Allowing European Holidays
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 3 June, 2020
The Netherlands lifted travel restrictions from mid-June for most countries in the region, joining easing measures introduced across many parts of the European Union as the pressure on health care systems recedes... Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii Lifting Quarantine for Travel Between Islands June 16
  • www.insurancejournal.com
  • 3 June, 2020
Hawaii Gov. David Ige said that starting on June 16, he will lift the 14-day quarantine for people traveling between the state’s islands that he instituted to control the spread of the coronavirus... Read More...
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America AMERICA's Top National Parks Plan to Reopen
  • www.msn.com
  • 3 June, 2020
America's national parks are beginning to reopen in phases, albeit some much quicker than others. With officials encouraging social distancing to limit the spread of COVID-19, travelers will need to be patient as the nation's most popular protected lands slowly return to normal operations. Here's where some of the country's top national parks stand on reopening heading into the summer season... Read More...
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Germany GERMANY Moves to Reactivate European Travel
  • www.bloomberg.com
  • 3 June, 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government took a further step to reactivate European travel as the spread of the coronavirus dwindles... Read More...
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Michigan Travel MICHIGAN Vice President Discusses Future of Michigan Tourism Industry
  • www.9and10news.com
  • 2 June, 2020
Governor Whitmer lifted the state’s safer-at-home order on Monday. That was welcome news for Michigan’s tourism industry... Read More...
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China Marriott reopens all hotels in CHINA as travel rebounds
  • www.bbc.com
  • 2 June, 2020
Marriott has reopened all of its hotels in China and the group says it has seen a recovery in business travel... Read More...
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Africa AFRICA’s tourism industry is preparing for a post-coronavirus era
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 1 June, 2020
The United World Tourism Organization, or UNWTO, estimated a 3 to 5% increase in international arrivals to the continent as a result of demand for air travel and easier visa processes... Read More...
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Japan UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN to Reopen Starting June 8
  • www.themeparkinsider.com
  • 1 June, 2020
Universal Studios Japan announced today that it will soft open to designated guests starting June 8, in advance of an official return on June 19... Read More...
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Las Vegas LAS VEGAS reopens this week
  • www.edition.cnn.com
  • 1 June, 2020
Detailed housekeeping checklists. Half-empty casinos. Reservations-only dining. No shows, nightclubs or sporting events. These are just some of the realities that travelers can expect when Las Vegas reopens for tourist traffic this week... Read More...
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Prague CZECH to open foreign travel : introducing a system to classify other countries according to their coronavirus risk
  • www.reuters.com
  • 1 June, 2020
Prague will place 19 European states, mostly central, eastern and southeastern nations, in the least-risky category under its new colour-coded system, while putting travel to and from Britain and Sweden in its riskiest category... Read More...
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Italy ITALY is slowly reopening, welcoming back tourists
  • www.usatoday.com
  • 1 June, 2020
Rome – Marco Vigorita strummed his ukulele and belted out three songs – his self-imposed limit – then stayed around to joke with the table of four finishing their lunch outside a restaurant in the bohemian neighborhood of Trastevere... Read More...
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Ireland IRELAND – Government considering lifting travel limits and other Covid-19 restrictions
  • www.thesun.ie
  • 31 May, 2020
THE Government is considering lifting the travel limit and various other Covid-19 lockdown restrictions three weeks early... Read More...
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Arizona ARIZONA Tourism Launches Plan To Reopen Travel
  • www.patch.com
  • 31 May, 2020
"Rediscover Arizona"​ wants to bring business back to Arizona destinations, businesses and attractions under COVID-19 safety guidelines... Read More...
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Maldives The Maldives may reopen to tourists soon, with a very big catch
  • www.msn.com
  • May 31, 2020
I’ve had an opportunity to visit The Maldives three times over the years, including fantastic stays at The Conrad Rangali Island, The St. Regis Vommuli and Baros. It’s easily one of my favorite places on the planet, and I’ve loved every visit, each time staying for about five days... Read More...
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international destinations Which international destinations are reopening to tourists?
  • www.mercurynews.com
  • May 31, 2020
Spain's lockdown was one of the toughest in Europe, but restrictions are gently being lifted. Beaches set to reopen in June while hotels in some parts of the country have already been permitted to resume business... Read More...
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NSW NSW tourism campaign launches ahead of eased coronavirus restrictions on regional travel
  • www.abc.net.au
  • South Africa
  • May 31, 2020
The NSW Government will launch a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 recovery tourism campaign just in time for the Queen's Birthday long weekend to target holidaymakers who would usually spend up big overseas... Read More...
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SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA to allow domestic air travel for business from June 1
  • www.thejakartapost.com
  • South Africa
  • May 31, 2020
South Africa will allow domestic air travel for business purposes only from June 1 as the country further eases coronavirus lockdown regulations, the transport minister said on Saturday... Read More...
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CANADA CANADA looking to ease travel for families
  • www.cicnews.com/
  • Canada
  • May 31, 2020
Canada's prime minister has said the country is exploring easing restrictions currently preventing some close family members from entering Canada through the U.S. border... Read More...
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Australia AUSTRALIA’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained
  • theguardian.com
  • Australia
  • May 29, 2020
Australians have been slowly emerging from Covid-19 lockdowns since the federal government announced a three-stage plan in May to ease restrictions across the country... Read More...
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Chicago CHICAGO Is On Track To Begin Reopening By June 3
  • wbez.org
  • Chicago
  • May 29, 2020
Illinois officials reported 115,833 cases of COVID-19, including 5,186 deaths, as of Thursday afternoon. Worldwide, there were more than 5.7 million cases and more than 356,00 deaths as of Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University... Read More...
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France FRANCE to ease Covid-19 travel restrictions and open restaurants
  • theguardian.com
  • France
  • May 28, 2020
The French government announced a further loosening of coronavirus restrictions on Thursday, as officials in South Korea reimposed strict lockdown measures in the Seoul area after the country’s biggest rise in infections in almost two months... Read More...
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USA US TRAVEL : Great News: Trump Says Europe Arrivals Soon Welcome
  • forbes.com
  • USA
  • May 28, 2020
U.S. travel will soon be possible for some travelers from Europe says Donald Trump. President Trump says the U.S. plans to “open up” to travelers arriving from low-risk countries in Europe and elsewhere. This means many Europeans may soon be able to plan American vacations or business trips... Read More...
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Caribbean CARIBBEAN ISLANDS Are Reopening for Tourism in June
  • afar.com
  • Caribbean
  • May 28, 2020
With economies heavily dependent on tourism, places like the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, and Aruba are eager to welcome back travelers. Here’s how they plan on doing that safely... Read More...
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Las Vegas LAS VEGAS: Reopening With Free Flights, Cheap Hotels And Other Coronavirus Travel Deals
  • forbes.com
  • Las Vegas
  • May 27, 2020
Destinations are getting creative—and generous—when it comes to luring travelers back after reopening. Sicily announced it will cover travel costs to attract tourists to the tourist-starved Italian island, Japan is hatching a travel subsidy plan and Cyprus has told tourists that if they contract COVID-19 during their vacation, their entire trip will be free (except the flight home). So it makes sense that the capital of consumerism—Las Vegas—would get in on the action, too... Read More...
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USA U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS to reopen to leisure visitors june 1
  • einnews.com
  • USA
  • May 27, 2020
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, May 27, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The U.S. Virgin Islands will reopen its doors to leisure travelers on Monday, June 1, 2020... Read More...
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Mexico MEXICO : Here’s The Latest On Mexico And Its Reopening
  • forbes.com
  • Mexico
  • May 26, 2020
In terms of travel, it’s been pretty quiet south of the border lately, with Mexico still undergoing the brunt of the Coronavirus pandemic. But, despite that, we’re starting to hear rumblings from within the industry that suggests brighter days might be ahead. Here’s the latest travel news coming out of Mexico... Read More...
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USA U.S.A. : Map of when US states are ending lockdown
  • usatoday.com
  • USA
  • May 26, 2020
Across the United States, governors are rolling out a patchwork of constantly evolving plans to relax social distancing restrictions. At the height of restrictions in late March and early April, more than 310 million Americans were under directives ranging from “shelter in place” to “stay at home.” The orders varied by state, county and even city. Health officials warn that easing restrictions too soon could bring new outbreaks, but many states have forged ahead... Read More...
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New Zealand NEW ZEALAND : A four-day work week in New Zealand could boost domestic travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • New Zealand
  • May 26, 2020
As New Zealand moves into a new phase post-lockdown, the nation is thinking about ways it can revive their tourism sector. According to New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacina Ardern, a four-day work week could give New Zealanders enough free-time to travel within the country. Thus boosting domestic tourism. New Zealand is yet to reopen its border, even though the lockdown was lifted last week... Read More...
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Russia RUSSIA to begin relaxing domestic travel restrictions on June 1
  • eturbonews.de
  • Russia
  • May 26, 2020
One of Russia’s top government officials today announced, that on June 1, the country’s authorities will start cautiously easing domestic travel restrictions, that were put in place to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic... Read More...
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Germany GERMANY set to lift travel warning for 31 countries
  • thelocal.de
  • Germany
  • May 26, 2020
The German government wants to lift the worldwide travel warning for tourists for 31 European countries from June 15th, if the coronavirus situation continues to improve within Europe... Read More...
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USA U.S.A. : States are reopening. But many still require travelers to self-quarantine. Here's where
  • usatoday.com
  • USA
  • May 25, 2020
States are slowly beginning to open back up but that still doesn't mean travelers are free to come and go as they please in most places. USA TODAY has an update on the states that discouraged interstate travel by imposing 14-day quarantines on visitors and residents returning from other states. See which have lifted their quarantine orders and which still require them... Read More...
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Jamaica JAMAICA Leads The Way In Profiling Post-Pandemic Travel And Travelers
  • forbes.com
  • Jamaica
  • May 25, 2020
Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, Minister Edmund Bartlett, is an engaging and sought-after speaker at the heart of global discussions around travel and tourism resilience and recovery measures. He recently granted me an exclusive interview for Forbes.com about the world’s transition to a “New Normal” that will define how we all will travel in the future... Read More...
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India INDIA : Goa: Looking to restart tourism after May 31, says CM Pramod
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Goa
  • May 24, 2020
PANAJI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Saturday that the state government will come out with a standard operating procedure (SOP) to start tourism activities in Goa after end of lockdown 4.0 on May 31... Read More...
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Spain SPAIN is reopening its borders to foreign tourists in July
  • forbes.com
  • Spain
  • May 23, 2020
Spain–the world’s No.2 travel destination–is reopening its borders to foreign tourists in July. Spain was also one of the worst hit by the coronavirus. Now as it emerges from one of the continent’s toughest lockdowns, foreign tourism has become part of the equation... Read More...
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South Africa SOUTH AFRICANS who work and study abroad can travel - Home Affairs
  • iol.co.za
  • South Africa
  • May 23, 2020
Cape Town - Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has given South Africans who work and study abroad the greenlight to return to the countries where they are based... Read More...
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UNITED KINGDOM UNITED KINGDOM : Coronavirus: What are the UK travel quarantine rules?
  • bbc.com
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22, 2020
Plans to introduce a two-week quarantine period for people arriving in the UK are being developed by the government... Read More...
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Serbia SERBIA abolishes travel restrictions related to COVID-19
  • xinhuanet.com
  • Serbia
  • May 22, 2020
BELGRADE, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Proof of a negative COVID-19 test will no longer be mandatory for travelers who wish to enter Serbia, the government decided at a session on Thursday... Read More...
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USA U.S.A. : Texas Lifting Air Travel Restrictions From New York, California, Others
  • forbes.com
  • USA
  • May 21, 2020
Texas is lifting air travel restrictions that required travelers from several areas of the country — including New York, California and Chicago — to spend 14 days in quarantine upon arrival, with Gov. Greg Abbott signing an executive order Thursday that immediately ended the restrictions, which had been in place since March... Read More...
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Orlando Universal orlando proposes June 1 as reopening date, with coronavirus precautions
  • bizjournals.com
  • Orlando
  • May 21, 2020
The theme park giant got approval from Orange County's recovery task force and now heads to county leaders and the state for approval... Read More...
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Bhutan BHUTAN Ready To Welcome Back Tourism
  • forbes.com
  • Bhutan
  • May 21, 2020
Bhutan has proven to be a real success story with the lowest reported cases of Coronavirus in the Indian sub-continent. The country reported its first case on March 6 when a 76-year-old American tourist tested positive for the virus and was immediately quarantined... Read More...
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Greece The Greek tourist season will kick off next month, with international charter flights to popular locations resuming in July, the PM says
  • bbc.com
  • Greece
  • May 20, 2020
The tourism period begins on 15 June, when seasonal hotels can reopen," Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a televised address on Wednesday... Read More...
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EUROPE EUROPE : These 6 countries are cautiously reopening for summer travel
  • washingtonpost.com
  • Europe
  • May 20, 2020
After months of lockdowns, European leaders are preparing to lift some coronavirus-related travel restrictions and allow tourism to resume — cautiously... Read More...
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USA Coronavirus travel restrictions between US, Canada and Mexico are being extended: DHS
  • foxnews.com
  • USA
  • May 20, 2020
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday announced that cross-border travel restrictions from Canada and Mexico into the U.S. are being extended until June 22... Read More...
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Florida Some Florida theme parks hope to reopen by this weekend
  • foxnews.com
  • Florida
  • May 20, 2020
Disney World isn’t the only theme park in Florida hoping to reopen soon... Read More...
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Seychelles SEYCHELLES virus-free with full recoveries, no death
  • africanews.com
  • Seychelles
  • May 19, 2020
Another island nation, Seychelles, has attained virus-free status after the Health Ministry announced full recoveries as of Monday May 18. The country becomes the third in recent times to achieve the feat behind Mauritius and Eritrea... Read More...
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Seychelles Seychelles bans cruise ships through 2021 to prevent Covid-19 spread
  • edition.cnn.com
  • Seychelles
  • May 19, 2020
The Seychelles is taking the bold step of banning all cruise ship tourism through the end of 2021 as a measure to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus... Read More...
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Europe Europe promises to reopen for summer tourism in wake of coronavirus
  • edition.cnn.com
  • Europe
  • May 18, 2020
The world's biggest tourist playground has been roped off since it became a coronavirus epicenter, but as summer looms Europe is desperate to lift restrictions to get visitors pumping much needed cash into stricken economies... Read More...
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Italy Who is allowed to travel to Italy from June 3rd?
  • thelocal.it
  • Italy
  • May 18, 2020
As Italy seeks to restart its tourism industry, the country will drop its quarantine period for certain international visitors from June 3rd – but not for everyone. Here are the new rules, explained... Read More...
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Italy Tourists Can Travel To Italy Again In June
  • forbes.com
  • Italy
  • May 16, 2020
In a bid to revive the country’s hard-hit tourism industry before the summer holidays, Italy announced Saturday it will allow travel in and out of the country starting June 3... Read More...
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Europe'Europe needs a break': EU plots to restart travel and tourism despite Covid-19
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com/
  • Europe
  • May 9, 2020
BRUSSELS: EU states should guarantee vouchers for travel cancelled during the coronavirus pandemic and start lifting internal border restrictions in a bid to salvage some of the summer tourism season, the bloc's executive will say next week... Read More...
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IndiaCoronavirus: India to begin evacuation of stranded citizens from May 7
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • India
  • May 5, 2020
The government of India will be facilitating the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner from May 7... Read More...
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Dubai'I am positive about the future': Dubai's Habtoor Grand Resort and Waldorf Astoria preparing to reopen
  • www.thenational.com
  • Dubai
  • May 3, 2020
Fairmont Ajman and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah have both opened their doors to staycation guests in recent days, and now two hotels in Dubai are preparing to reopen after the easing of travel restrictions in the UAE... Read More...
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JordanCoronavirus: Jordan lifts all curbs on economic activity in latest easing of lockdown
  • www.english.alarabiya.net
  • Jordan
  • May 3, 2020
Jordan said on Sunday it had lifted all restrictions on economic activity in the latest easing of coronavirus lockdown rules to help jump-start the cash-strapped economy... Read More...
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Ras Al KhaimahRas Al Khaimah Beach Resorts Reopen For Staycation With Additional Rules
  • www.curlytales.com
  • Ras Al Khaimah
  • May 5, 2020
Dreaming of a staycation? Well, here’s some good news. Staycations are back in the country and you can book right away! Following the national disinfection program’s success... Read More...
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SharjahCombating coronavirus: Sharjah reopens malls, salons and dine-in facilities today
  • www.khaleejtimes.com
  • Sharjah
  • May 3, 2020
Commercial establishments, including malls, salons and eateries will reopen tomorrow in Sharjah. Strict safety guidelines will have to be observed after the reopening to protect public health, according to the Sharjah Economic Development Department (Sedd)... Read More...
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GreeceGreece is planning to open to tourists this summer
  • www.msn.com
  • Greece
  • May 3, 2020
Greece, arguably one of the most popular summer vacation spots in the world, is planning on opening up the country to tourists come July, Reuters reports... Read More...
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SikkimSikkim Shuts Borders for Tourists Till October
  • www.travelobiz.com
  • Sikkim
  • May 1, 2020
The govt has decided to stay its borders closed, to both domestic and international tourists, in order to stop the virus from entering the Himalayan state with an estimated population of seven lakh.... Read More...
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VietnamVietnam eases coronavirus restrictions and the tourism industry tentatively reopens
  • www.thinkingtravel.asia
  • Vietnam
  • Apr 27, 2020
Vietnam has been ahead of the coronavirus fight since first reports from Wuhan hit in January. School and border closures, contact tracing, quarantines, public education and a culture that rises to national challenges, meant the country was able to begin relaxing coronavirus restrictions last Friday - ahead of most in the region and the developed world... Read More...
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RajasthanRajasthan to come out with new Tourism Policy
  • www.travelobiz.com
  • Rajasthan
  • Apr 29, 2020
Rajasthan Tourism is going to soon come out with a new tourism policy. The state also incorporates a dedicated Rs 100cr Tourism Development Fund this year. .... Read More...
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ArgentinaArgentina bans all commercial flights until September
  • www.travelobiz.com
  • Argentina
  • Apr 28, 2020
Argentina has banned all internal and international commercial flights until September 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said. .... Read More...
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ItalyIItaly to reopen borders on June 3 to restart tourism
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • Italy
  • May 16, 2020
Rome: Italy will reopen to tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said Saturday, as it quickened the country's exit from the coronavirus lockdown... Read More...
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ItalyItaly’s Beaches to Reopen With Booking Apps and Electronic Tagging
  • www.skift.com
  • Italy
  • May 15, 2020
Visitors to Italy’s famous beaches could be in for a surprise this summer. Umbrellas will be spaced far apart, hand gel will be readily available and even electronic tagging and booking systems have been proposed... Read More...
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ItalyItaly to ease lockdown restrictions from May 4; will remain closed for tourists till year-en
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Italy
  • Apr 27, 2020
Italy has been one of the worst-hit European nations by the Coronavirus, the reason why the authorities were forced to introduce stringent measures to stop the spread of the deadly pandemic.... Read More...
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KeralaKerala relaxes lockdown rules in certain parts, the first Indian state to do so
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Kerala
  • Apr 26, 2020
As the second phase of lockdown in India is underway, Kerala takes a decisive step. The government in Kerala is lifting lockdown restrictions in order to restart certain economic activities. However, the centre is not too happy about the move and has written a letter to the state... Read More...
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MumbaiMumbai airport gears up to resume operations; issues advisory for post-lockdown travel
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Mumbai
  • Apr 26, 2020
Mumbai airport is gearing up for commercial flights post the lockdown that India is in. The airport authorities have also issued an advisory for passengers, who are considering a post-lockdown trip... Read More...
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USUS to temporarily suspend immigration
  • www.travelobiz.com
  • USA
  • Apr 21, 2020
US President Donald Trump has said he will be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States as the country tries to contain the spread of the coronavirus.... Read More...
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Las VegasWynn Resorts CEO calls for Las Vegas Strip to conditionally reopen in mid- to late May
  • www.msn.com
  • Las Vegas
  • Apr 19, 2020
Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Officer Matt Maddox on Sunday called on the Nevada governor to begin to reopen the Las Vegas Strip in mid- to late May with extensive safety measures in place, assuming the state is in line with certain benchmarks around the spread of the coronavirus... Read More...
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GermanyGermany's Oktoberfest unlikely to take place this year
  • www.msn.com
  • UK
  • Apr 16, 2020
Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, the UAE Government has announced to extend the validity of all visas, including visit visas, residency visas, Emirates ID, and entry permits. As per the reports, the visas that have expired after March 1, 2020, will remain valid till December 2020... Read More...
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UK extends lockdownUK extends lockdown measures for at least three more weeks
  • www.livemint.com
  • UK
  • Apr 16, 2020
Britain extended its nationwide lockdown for at least another three weeks on Thursday, as stand-in leader Dominic Raab ordered Britons to stay at home to prevent the spread of a coronavirus outbreak which has already claimed over 138,000 lives globally.... Read More...
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UAECOVID-19: What to expect when malls in UAE reopen with restrictions
  • www.gulfnews.com
  • UAE
  • Apr 23, 2020
Dubai: UAE’s residents can now start counting down to the relaunch of their favourite pastime – the opening of malls in the country. Authorities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi have issued guidelines on what shoppers and mall visitors can expect and the precautions they will need to take to keep countering the COVID-19 spread.... Read More...
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Update from UAE GovernmentUAE extends validity of residency and visit visas till the end of 2020
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • UAE
  • Apr 14, 2020
Amid the Coronavirus outbreak and lockdown, the UAE Government has announced to extend the validity of all visas, including visit visas, residency visas, Emirates ID, and entry permits. As per the reports, the visas that have expired after March 1, 2020, will remain valid till December 2020... Read More...
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GoaGoa won’t allow entry to air travellers without health certificate; may become green zone by April 17
  • /timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Goa
  • Apr 14, 2020
Vishwajit Rane, Minister of Health, Goa, has announced that no tourists reaching Goa by air will be permitted to enter the state without a valid health certificate after the Indian government reopens airports after easing the restrictions or lifting the lockdown imposed to control COVID-19... Read More...
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GoaGoa’s tourism industry should be allowed to operate under these protocols, says minister
  • /timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Goa
  • Apr 9, 2020
The state Ports Minister Michael Lobo has announced that Goa tourism industry will become active again only after the lockdown is lifted and the pandemic Coronavirus is under complete control in India... Read More...
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PennsylvaniaPennsylvania's colorful 'Graffiti Highway' is being shut down for good
  • www.msn.com
  • Pennsylvania
  • Apr 8, 2020
Pennsylvania's "Graffiti Highway," an abandoned stretch of road that's become an unofficial tourist attraction, is being covered with truckloads of dirt to discourage trespassers.... Read More...
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Los CabosSuspends Tourism For April
  • www.msn.com
  • Los Cabos
  • Apr 7, 2020
Los Cabos is just one of many destinations that have shut down to combat the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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JamaicaJamaica Tourist Board launches new online series
  • www.breakingtravelnews.com
  • Jamaica
  • Apr 3, 2020
The Jamaica Tourist Board is using its digital platforms to deliver a virtual care package to followers around the world currently practicing social distancing. ... Read More...
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NevadaNevada Extends Casino Closures Through April
  • www.msn.com
  • Las Vegas
  • Apr 3, 2020
Nevada has extended its closure of casinos and other nonessential businesses through April 30 in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak... Read More...
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EdinburghEdinburgh arts festival cancelled due to Covid-19
  • www.hindustantimes.com
  • Edinburgh
  • Apr 2, 2020
Edinburgh Art Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have been cancelled for the first time in 70 years due to the coronavirus pandemic... Read More...
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Al RasAl Ras, Dubai’s historic district goes into total lockdown due to COVID-19 threat
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Al Ras
  • Apr 2, 2020
Al Ras, one of Dubai's oldest districts, has been put on lockdown for two weeks to prevent further spread of COVID-19. ... Read More...
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Las VegasLas Vegas resorts already booking rooms despite shutdown being extended two weeks
  • www.msn.com
  • Las Vegas
  • Apr 2, 2020
LAS VEGAS – Nevada has extended its sweeping COVID-19 closure, keeping the Vegas Strip – the state's central economic engine – shut down an extra two weeks, through April 30... Read More...
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WashingtonTrump says considering canceling domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots
  • www.msn.com
  • Washington
  • Apr 2, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is considering a plan to halt flights to coronavirus hot zones in the United States as he struggles to contain a pandemic that is projected to kill at least 100,000 people ... Read More...
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AtlantaDoctors from Atlanta fly to New York to fight coronavirus. We are grateful, says Internet
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • Atlanta
  • Apr 1, 2020
The health officials, including the doctors and nurses, are the heroes who are at the frontlines fighting the novel coronavirus. ... Read More...
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Arizona Arizona congressman calls for closing Grand Canyon immediately; worker tests positive for COVID-19
  • www.msn.com
  • Arizona
  • Apr 1, 2020
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva is calling on the National Park Service to close the Grand Canyon to visitors immediately because of concerns of spreading the coronavirus... Read More...
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Legoland LEGOLAND New York Resort Opening Pushed Back to 2021
  • www.msn.com
  • Legoland
  • Apr 1, 2020
The highly anticipated opening of LEGOLAND New York Resort in Hudson Valley has been postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing global impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), Merlin Entertainments announced Tuesday... Read More...
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Hawaii Hawaii Ceases Tourism Amid Pandemic
  • www.msn.com/
  • Hawaii
  • Mar 31, 2020
Honolulu officially joined many worldwide tourist destinations in quarantine this weekend after officials enforced new measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus on Thursday.... Read More...
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Holland Holland America's Zaandam, Rotterdam get OK to transit Panama Canal for Florida
  • www.msn.com/
  • Hawaii
  • Mar 30, 2020
Passengers on Holland America's MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam may soon be home... Read More...
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Sweden Why is Sweden not under lockdown amid the COVID-19 crisis?
  • timesofindia.indiatimes.com
  • Sweden
  • Mar 30, 2020
Sweden is taking less restrictive precautions, while other countries have imposed strict lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19. In fact, as per the latest news reports, life continues to be normal in Sweden amid this Coronavirus outbreak... Read More...
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New York CDC Issues Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • www.msn.com
  • USA
  • Mar 30, 2020
After a tumultuous 48 hours, in which the state of Rhode Island threatened to stop any car with New York license plates and President Trump considered quarantining New Yorkers... Read More...
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Gold Coast Gold Coast Tourism Corporation (trading as Destination Gold Coast)
  • Linkedin
  • Gold Coast
  • Mar 23, 2020
Gold Coast is facing an existential crisis. Preserving human life and well-being must be our top priority. The resulting economic carnage is of a scale not seen in the city’s 65-year history... Read More...
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Maldives Maldives Announces 14-Day Lockdown in Capital Male’ City
  • www.traveltrademaldives.com
  • Maldives
  • Apr 17, 2020
Director General of Public Health, Maimoona Aboobakuru, has today (17th April), announced a 14-day lockdown in capital Male’ city. This is due to the 7th confirmed case in Male’... Read More...
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Maldives Maldives is the next hotspot destination for Southeast Asian TravellersCity
  • www.wtravelmagazine.com
  • Maldives
  • May 1, 2020
International borders are bound to open up, sooner rather than later. The global population’s lockdown and confinement indoors is showing signs of easing. Give it another 20 to 40 days (till the first half of June) and a decent argument can be made in South East Asia then that we have gotten over the hump. Rough patches and some turbulence may be experienced along this path of easing. Still, with well-defined protocols, including safe distancing and proactive cleaning, we will be able to see and experience freedom... Read More...
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Maldives The Maldives government turned an abandoned island into a 'luxury' coronavirus quarantine facility
  • www.msn.com
  • Maldives
  • Mar 26, 2020
The Russian government is banning all regular and charter international flights starting Friday, except those bringing citizens home, as part of tough measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus... Read More...
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Moscow Moscow bans all regular, charter flights starting Mar 27, except those repatriating Russians
  • www.travelwirenews.com
  • Moscow
  • Mar 26, 2020
The Russian government is banning all regular and charter international flights starting Friday, except those bringing citizens home, as part of tough measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus... Read More...
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SwitzerlandSwitzerland Will Open All Borders With Germany, Austria and France by June 15
  • www.schengenvisainfo.com
  • Switzerland
After Germany announced that it plans to abolish its reintroduced border controls by June 15, Switzerland has also come to agree with Germany, Austria and France to reopen their common borders by the same date, if the epidemiological situation allows.... Read More...
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SwitzerlandCoronavirus: Federal Council declares ‘extraordinary situation’ and introduces more stringent measures
  • www.admin.ch
  • Switzerland
At an extraordinary meeting today, 16 Mar 2020, the Federal Council took the decision to introduce more stringent measures... Read More...
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Portugal Turismo de Portugal launches #CantSkipHope
  • Portugal
  • Mar 22, 2020
The Portuguese Tourism Board has transformed the communication of the tourism destination from #CantSkipPortugal into #CantSkipHope.... Read More...
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Florida Coronavirus Impact: Florida Keys To Close To Visitors
  • Florida
  • Mar 21, 2020
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – On Friday, about a dozen residents of Key Largo gathered near the Welcome sign and Visitors Center to tell people the opposite: Please go home! “I’m sorry people.... Read More...
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Spain Spain seeks tourism revival
  • Spain
  • Apr 30, 2020
With social distancing on the sand, restaurants restructured to restrict crowding and temperature-taking at the door in hotels, Spain is looking for creative ways to lure back tourists in the post-pandemic era.... Read More...
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Spain Spain Announces Closure Of All Hotels And Short-Stay Accommodation To Contain Coronavirus Spread
  • Spain
  • Mar 20, 2020
Spain is going to close all hotels, campsites and short-stay accommodation from next Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases steadily increases in the country.... Read More...
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Indonesia Jakarta’s large-scale social distancing restrictions extended to May 22 /update 18 Indonesia News Alert
  • Indonesia
  • Apr 23, 2020
The Indonesian government has extended Jakarta's large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) to Friday, May 22, to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19)... Read More...
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Indonesia Official Statement of Bali Tourism Promotion Board on COVID 19
  • Indonesia
  • Mar 16, 2020
On 25 Mar 2020, Bali welcomes the new Saka Year of 1942 when all observes 24 hours of Slient Day locally called Nyepi... Read More...
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Indonesia Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)
  • Indonesia
  • Mar 16, 2020
Advisory on COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)... Read More...
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Seychelles Update from Seychelles Tourism Board
  • Seychelles
  • Mar 19, 2020
Seychelles Tourism Board CEO: Stay home and travel later – we are all in this together! ... Read More...
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Bahamas tourism Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation Statement on Covide -19
  • Bahamas
  • Mar 20, 2020
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation is following guidance from the Bahamas Ministry of Health and other government agencies... Read More...
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Botswana Tourism Update from Botswana Tourism
  • Botswana
Let’s work together in containing and preventing COVID-19... Read More...
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Saudi Arabia Government of Saudi Arabia Implements Urgent Measures to Mitigate the Impact of Coronavirus
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mar 20, 2020
The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is moving decisively to address the unprecedented effects and consequences of the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic crisis... Read More...
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Kuala Lumpur Update from Kuala Lumpur Government
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Mar 20, 2020
Army to assist cops in enforcing MCO from Sunday (Mar 22)... Read More...
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Belarus Update from Belarus Tourism
  • Belarus
  • Mar 19, 2020
We want to tell you that situation in Belarus regarding COVID19 is quite smooth... Read More...
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Sri Lanka COVID19 Update: Tourism Industry
  • Sri Lanka
  • Mar 18, 2020
As you are aware, the entire globe is striving to face the challenges posed by COVID 19 pandemic... Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong airport brings in cleaning robots and disinfection booth
  • Hong Kong
  • Apr 29, 2020
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has provided a glimpse into what international airport procedures might look like once we're traveling again, and a lot of disinfection technologies are involved. ... Read More...
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Hong Kong Hong Kong Indefinitely Extends Entry Restrictions
  • Hong Kong
  • Apr 7, 2020
The Hong Kong government has extended, until further notice, the entry restriction on non-residents coming from overseas countries or regions by plane, as well as those having been to overseas countries or regions in the past 14 days preceding arrival at Hong Kong. All transit services at the Hong Kong International Airport will also continue to be suspended until further notice... Read More...
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Hong Kong Quarantine arrangements on people arriving Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong
  • Mar 17, 2020
If a visitor's permitted limit of stay in Hong Kong in accordance... Read More...
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Costa Rica The Costa Rica Tourism Board has released the following statement:
  • www.twitter.com
  • Costa Rica
  • Mar 17, 2020
Regarding the current situation where Costa Rican government will be closing the access to foreign visitors effective on Mar 18 at 23:59 hours.. Read More...
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Malaysia Restricted movement for 14 days
  • www.thestar.com.my
  • Malaysia
  • Mar 17, 2020
A movement control order will be imposed from tomorrow until the end of the month to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, says Tan Sri Muhyiddin.. Read More...
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Kamloops Press Release | Kamloops Business Community Leaders Activate Integrated Plan
  • Tourism Kamloops
  • Kamloops
  • Mar 16, 2020
Kamloops Business Community Leaders Activate Integrated Communications & Engagement Strategy. This afternoon Kamloops business community leaders agreed to work together to produce a streamlined communications and engagement strategy to address COVID-19. Read More...
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Cyprus Travel advice issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic on 16/3/2020 (valid from 18:00, on 16/3/2020)
  • Press And Information Office
  • Cyprus
  • Mar 16, 2020
In light of the continuing spread globally of coronavirus COVID-19 and given its classification by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises Cypriot citizens to completely avoid travelling abroad unless absolutely necessary. Read More...
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Egypt Egypt Shuts Down Airports, Suspends Air Travel: PM
  • EGYPTIAN STREETS
  • Egypt
  • Mar 16, 2020
Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly announced that Egypt will be shutting down its airports and air travel starting from Thursday noon until Mar 31 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Read More...
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Malaysia Malaysia announces movement control order after spike in Covid-19 cases (updated)
  • TheStar
  • Malaysia
  • Mar 16, 2020
PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin (pic) has declared that the entire country will be on a movement control order starting from Mar 18 to 31 to deal with the rise in Covid-19 cases. Read More...
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Kuwait The Corona Virus testing in Kuwait Fair Grounds
  • Twitter
  • Kuwait
  • Mar 14, 2020
The Corona Virus testing in Kuwait Fair Grounds. is a new precautionary measure to ensure everyone’s safety. Read More...
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Indonesia The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Prioritizes in Protecting Public Health in the Midst of the COVID-19 Outbreak
  • Wonderful Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Mar 14, 2020
The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy prioritizes in protecting public health in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Read More...
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Philippines Philippines extends capital's coronavirus lockdown to May 15
  • www.indiatoday.in
  • Philippines
  • Apr 24, 2020
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has extended until May 15 a lockdown in the capital Manila, his spokesman said on Friday, stretching to eight weeks one of the world's strictest community quarantines to curb coronavirus infections. . Read More...
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Philippines Philippines Travel Advisory updates and status report in handling the COVID-19
  • Philippines Travel
  • Philippines
  • Mar 14, 2020
The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) wishes to inform the public on the latest Philippine travel guidelines in light of developments in the management of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation. Read More...
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Innsbruck Coronavirus COVID-19 Alle informationen zur aktuellen situation in innsbruck findet ihr hier
  • Twitter
  • Innsbruck
  • Mar 13, 2020
Dear Innsbruck friends. The Tyrol state government has ordered the closure of all ski resorts from Sunday 15th Mar to contain the spread of COVID-19. Sadly, & with heavy hearts, we have to close the ski lifts after that Read More...
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Rwanda Public notice for tourism and travel stakeholders on COVID-19 (Corona Virus)
  • Twitter
  • Rwanda
  • Mar 9, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a public helath emergency of international concern. Read More...
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Nepal Nepal Immigration Notice
  • Nepal
  • Mar 13, 2020
Considering the declaration of World Health Organization regarding the scale of COVID-19 spread as global pandemic and assimilating the International Helath Regulation (HR) 2005, Protocols and Prescription. Read More...
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Korea COVID-19 Message to Travel Industry from Korea Tourism
  • Korea Tourism
  • Korea
Namaste to all Indian travel industry partners. The COVID-19 is a situation beyond anyone’s control. Read More...
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China Coronavirus: China to ease entry ban on foreigners with South Korea 'fast track'
  • www.straitstimes.com
  • China
  • Apr 21, 2020
China has reached an agreement with South Korea to set up a "fast track" for business people to travel between the countries as Beijing looks to ease an entry ban on foreigners imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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China Chinese Outbound Travellers Travel Intentions in the COVID-19 Era
  • Infogram
  • China
When will the chinese re-start travelling international?
Important Link:https://infogram.com/chinese-international-travellers-the-impact-of-covid-19-1ho16vrrexjn4nq?live
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China Travel Demand Is Rebounding in China as Virus Worry Recedes
  • Bloomberg
  • china
  • Mar 6, 2020
Reservations for domestic flights and hotels in China are recovering from a coronavirus-induced slump as people return to work across the nation, online travel company Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Ltd. said.
Important Link:https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-06/travel-demand-is-rebounding-in-china-as-virus-worry-recedes
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Dubai Breaking: Arabian Travel Market 2020 postponed
  • Hotelier Middle East
  • Dubai
  • Mar 09, 2020
Reed Travel Exhibitions, the organisers of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM), has announced that the event will now take place from June 28 to July 1 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, U.A.E.
Important Link:https://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/business/115902-breaking-arabian-travel-market-2020-postponed
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Dubai Expo 2020 Dubai Postponed to 2021 Amid Concerns Over COVID-19
  • thedope.news
  • Dubai
The coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of yet another major event. Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed by one year over growing concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus, according to a report by Reuters... Read More...
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Thailand Incoming flights ban extended to May 31
  • TAT News
  • Thailand
  • Apr 27, 2020
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) on Monday decided to extend the ban on all incoming flights for another month, on continuing worries about the coronavirus pandemic. Know More...
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Thailand Thai Cabinet approves measures to help companies, especially SMEs, survive COVID-19 crisis
  • TAT News
  • Thailand
  • Mar 11, 2020
Bangkok, 11 Mar, 2020, at 13:00 Hrs. – The Royal Thai Government has approved Phase One of a broad range of financial and fiscal relief measures to help Thai companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, alleviate the business downturn impact of the COVID-19 virus crisis.
Important Link:https://www.tatnews.org/2020/03/thai-cabinet-approves-measures-to-help-companies-especially-smes-survive-covid-19-crisis/
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Australia Coronavirus Information
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Mar 10, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO has not declared a pandemic but its global risk assessment of the coronavirus is now ‘very high’.
Important Link:https://www.australia.com/en-us/travel-alerts/coronavirus.html
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Thailand Thailand Government Extends Visas of Foreigners till 31 July
  • www.travelobiz.com
  • Thailand
  • Apr 20, 2020
The Cabinet of Thailand Government, during its meeting on 21 April 2020, approved the draft notification of the Ministry of Interior on a second automatic visa extension for foreigners to stay temporarily in Thailand.
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Australia Coronavirus Information
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Mar 10, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO has not declared a pandemic but its global risk assessment of the coronavirus is now ‘very high’.
Important Link:https://www.australia.com/en-us/travel-alerts/coronavirus.html
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Thailand Thai Cabinet approves measures to help companies, especially SMEs, survive COVID-19 crisis
  • TAT News
  • Thailand
  • Mar 11, 2020
Bangkok, 11 Mar, 2020, at 13:00 Hrs. – The Royal Thai Government has approved Phase One of a broad range of financial and fiscal relief measures to help Thai companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, alleviate the business downturn impact of the COVID-19 virus crisis.
Important Link:https://www.tatnews.org/2020/03/thai-cabinet-approves-measures-to-help-companies-especially-smes-survive-covid-19-crisis/
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Australia Coronavirus Information
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Mar 10, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The WHO has not declared a pandemic but its global risk assessment of the coronavirus is now ‘very high’.
Important Link:https://www.australia.com/en-us/travel-alerts/coronavirus.html
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Queensland Visit Sunshine Coast COVID-19 Resources
  • Australia
  • Queensland
The COVID-19 virus pandemic will have a significant impact on the tourism industry – whether directly or indirectly – and the situation is rapidly evolving.
Important Link:read More
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California COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
  • Visit California
  • California
Here’s the latest information on the respiratory illness, including links to key resources. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late 2019 has now spread to dozens of countries across the globe.
Important Link:https://www.visitcalifornia.com/attraction/travel-alerts
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Canada Canada to Require Face Masks on All Flights
  • Destination Canada
  • Canada
  • Apr 20, 2020
Canada’s Minister of Transport has declared that all air travel passengers must wear a non-medical face mask or a covering over their mouth and nose for any flight that lands in, takes off from, or passes through the country....
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Canada Prime Minister announces Canada’s Plan to Mobilize Industry to fight COVID-19
  • Destination Canada
  • Canada
  • Mar 20, 2020
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, more and more of you are stepping up to help your neighbours. And across the country...
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Canada Update on the COVID-19 Situation- Canada
  • Destination Canada
  • Canada
  • Mar 10, 2020
We continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and are conscious of the industry’s concern. Canada continues to be a safe travel destination. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is actively monitoring the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and working with the World Health Organization and other international partners.
Important Link:https://www.destinationcanada.com/en/news/destination-canadas-statement-coronavirus
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Finland Is it safe to travel to Finland?
  • Business Finland
  • Finland
  • February 27, 2020
Finnish health authorities have the ability to identify infections and implement effective control measures to reduce the risk of further infections. Finnish hospitals have a very high standard of medical care and are well prepared for diagnosing and treating coronavirus infections in isolation.
Important Link:https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/whats-new/news/2020/coronavirus-covid19-guidance-for-travelers-to-finland
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New York Updates from NYC & Company for the Travel Trade and Meeting Planners
  • NYC & Company
  • New York
  • Mar 05, 2020
NYC & Company continues to closely monitor the evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). While there has been one case confirmed in New York City (in which the person impacted has been isolated), NYC remains open for business and operating as normal. At this time, there are no federal restrictions in place to prevent meetings and travel within the United States, and we encourage meeting planners and event organizers to continue their New York City activities as planned, while consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local public health authorities. We recommend following precautions outlined by the CDC, including washing hands frequently and keeping your distance from anyone who is sick.
We have assembled several resources to update you on the latest information (see the links below), and will keep you apprised of any significant new developments.
Important Link:www.nycgo.com/coronavirus
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New York Senate, White House reach $2 trillion stimulus deal to blunt coronavirus fallout
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/
  • New York
  • Mar 25, 2020
Senate leaders and the Trump administration reached agreement early Wednesday on a $2 trillion stimulus package to rescue the economy from the coronavirus assault, setting the stage for swift passage of the massive legislation through both chambers of Congress.
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Singapore COVID-19: Singapore in discussion with other countries on lifting travel restrictions with safeguards in place
  • www.channelnewsasia.com
  • Singapore
  • May 12, 2020
If there are sufficient precautions such as COVID-19 testing before departure or upon arrival, Singapore is prepared to work bilaterally with countries and regions that are ready to put in place such safety measures, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Tuesday (May 12). Read More
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Singapore Singapore to start gradual easing of circuit breaker measures as COVID-19 community cases decline
  • Youtube
  • Singapore
  • May 02, 2020
Home-based food businesses, selected food retail outlets, hairdressers and pet supplies stores can open from May 12, while TCM halls can open from May 5.
Youtube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr9n1_u5c74&feature=youtu.be
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Singapore Updates from Singapore Tourism Board by GB Srithar
  • Youtube
  • Singapore
  • Mar 06, 2020
Namaste, Namashkar, Vanakkam & Vandanam to all our travel partner-friends in India and Singapore tourism stakeholders. I have been communicating through weekly emailers to all partner-friends in the past 5 weeks. This week, I decided to do a video message on behalf of my team in India. In this tough COVID-19 situation, we need to put out the right facts and let Indian travelers make well-considered travel decisions. Singapore Tourism, including our hotels, attractions and malls, remain open for business and Indian travelers who should take necessary personal health and hygiene precautions. Our Sg partners stand ready to manage your clients' Singapore holidays as effectively as possible. There are messages already circulated by our Destination Management Company (DMC) friends that show there are many good airfare, hotel and attraction deals available now that your clients can take advantage of.
Youtube Link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr9n1_u5c74&feature=youtu.be
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Malaysia Updates from Tourism Malaysia
  • Malaysia
  • Mar 04, 2020
In regard to the current ongoing coronavirus outbreak which is currently affecting the travel industry and causing concerns in many parts of the world including Malaysia, Tourism Malaysia wants to reiterate that Malaysia is a safe destination to travels.
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