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IATA welcomes US decision to lift Covid-19 travel restrictions

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to allow vaccinated travelers entering the United States with a negative Covid-19 test result before traveling from early November. Importantly, IATA said, this replaces the so-called 212f restrictions that prevented anyone from entering the United States if they had been in 33 specific […]

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Update on travel restrictions for South Africa

Germany has removed South Africa from its list of high-risk countries, offering travelers an alternative route to the European Union (EU) Schengen area. In a notice published on Sunday, September 19, the German federal government announced that 14 countries had been removed from the list, which are no longer subject to strict entry requirements. However, […]

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Cathay Pacific lowers fourth quarter capacity forecast as travel restrictions persist

A Cathay Pacific jet is seen in front of the air traffic control tower at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong, China October 24, 2020. REUTERS / Tyrone Siu / File Photo Plans to fly 13% of passenger capacity before pandemic Had hoped to increase capacity to 30% of pre-COVID levels Passenger numbers were 95.3% […]

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Japan struggles to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated people

TOKYO – Japan has so far refused to ease its request for a 14-day quarantine for travelers from overseas even as other major economies decide to drop these requirements for those vaccinated. Following a request from main business lobby Keidanren this month, Tokyo signaled its intention to gradually ease restrictions. He plans to shorten the […]

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Joy for the double blow as UK lifts travel restrictions

The UK said on Friday it would simplify its restrictions on international travel and no longer require coronavirus testing before traveling to England for those vaccinated from low-risk countries. The announcement was made by Transport Minister Grant Shapps who said that from October 4, the traffic light that classified countries according to three risk categories […]

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U.S. lawmakers push Biden to lift Canada travel restrictions

Four U.S. Senators on Friday called on President Joe Biden to lift restrictions that have barred Canadians from crossing the northern U.S. border since March 2020. Democratic Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, Jon Tester of Montana and the independent Angus King of Maine have asked Biden to allow Canadians vaccinated against […]

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BCC welcomes new rules on international travel restrictions

September 17, 2021 Respond to news of changes, Jacques Martin, Director politics at the BCC, said: “Ee decision to simplify the traffic light system in England will be very welcome news for companies in the travel industry and beyond. “Hope this the new regime will be provide everyone confidence and clarity necessary after so much […]

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UK revises travel restrictions – vaccines much more free and unvaccinated people quarantine

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced sweeping overhaul of Covid-19 travel … [+] restrictions, tests and quarantine requirements Getty Images UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced sweeping changes to travel restrictions, quarantine and testing for Covid-19. Shapps said the changes were made to make travel “easier” and to “cut costs”, as reported by The […]

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Holiday company says it won’t survive Covid pandemic if South Africa remains on redlist

A UK tour operator who has lost half of its staff due to crippling government travel restrictions is hoping South Africa will finally be taken off the red list in today’s traffic light update. Ginny Russell, owner of Cedarberg Africa, in Lewes, East Sussex, checks the GISAID website, which tracks Covid variants around the world, […]

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Unnecessary travel restrictions that do more harm than good

Reading time: 4 minutes A year and a half after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the only thing keeping Air Canada alive are bailouts from the federal government. They are delaying the inevitable and sensible exit: reducing travel restrictions, encouraging tourism by ensuring effective containment and encouraging vaccination. In April, the government granted the […]