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Qantas Launches ‘Mystery Flights’ As Australia Extends Travel Ban

While international travel is not yet an option for Australians, flag carrier Qantas has launched ‘Mystery Flights’ to spur domestic tourism. The Sydney-based carrier will operate three flights, each from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney, to a destination unbeknownst to the passengers on board.

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Jamaica Adds New Testing Rules For Travelers

Jamaica, a nation that has been used throughout 2020 as the very example of a successful tourism industry restart has suddenly imposed stricter rules for entry, starting March 4, 2021. Prior to the new changes, only 5 countries worldwide needed to provide a test to enter Jamaica, but now all visitors coming from any nation …

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Texas Drops All Restrictions Including Masks: What Travelers Need To Know

Texas has dropped all Covid-19 related restrictions including capacity limits, social distancing and the use of masks. “It is now time to open Texas 100 percent,” Gov. Greg Abbott said. “Covid has not suddenly disappeared,” but state mandates are no longer needed. Here is everything travelers need to know about the lifting of restrictions in …

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U.S. Updates Level 3 Travel Advisory For 13 Countries

Whilst Covid-19 has affected travel around the world, it isn’t the only issue at hand when it comes to deciding where US travelers should and shouldn’t travel to. The US Department of State has been working hard to keep its travel advisory page updated in order to keep its travelers safe and informed, recently issuing …

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Countries Where Travelers Can Get the Covid-19 Vaccine

Billions of people are now waiting to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and for those that want to speed up the process, vaccine tourism just might be the ticket. A handful of countries have announced plans or programs that will offer travelers the Covid-19 vaccine without having to be a citizen. Whether its to protect their …

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New Bali ‘Green Zone’ Will Be First To Open For Tourism

Bali has started preparations to reopen for mass tourism with what it calls ‘The Green Zone’. The scheme entails specific areas of the island with minimal presence of COVID-19 and increased health and safety measures to be accessible to international tourists.  Bali Governor Wayan Koster announced the COVID-free zone initiative to safely allow international travelers …

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Royal Caribbean To Offer Cruises For Vaccinated Passengers

With the travel industry responsible for billions of dollars around the world, it comes as little surprise that businesses in the industry are searching for the best way to ensure travel can restart again in a safe manner sooner rather than later. As vaccination campaigns pick up the pace around the world, there is one …

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Dubai Offering Vaccine To Digital Nomads

As vaccine tourism kicks off, Dubai has launched an appeal for digital nomads to live and work in the popular emirate, with the added perk of receiving a COVID-19 vaccination. As the pandemic-era workforce has seen a shift to remote work practices, emerging markets are looking to attract digital nomads through incentives and special visas.

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Barbados Aims To Vaccinate Foreign Travelers Starting In May

The Government of Barbados has announced that they intend to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to visitors to beginning in May. With over 12.5% of the population receiving their first shot of the vaccine within two weeks, Barbados now leads the way for vaccinations in the Caribbean. “To ensure widespread protection, Government has signaled its intent to …

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Cancun Airport Adds More Immigration Officers To Keep Up With Demand

The Commissioner of the National Institute of Migration (INM), Francisco Garduño Yáñez has promised to add more immigration officers at the Cancun International Airport after photos and videos of long line ups when viral on twitter. The INM has stated that number of immigration agents employed at the Cancun airport will be expanded to over …

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South Africa Reduces Lockdown and Is Open For Tourism

As pandemic-induced restrictions continue to affect travelers around the world, it’s heartening to hear news stories that suggest international travel might be soon making a return. Though such stories are few and far between, one such story has emerged in the past day in the form of South Africa. Africa’s third most visited nation, South …

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