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Philippines Bans Flights From 20 Countries Over Fears Of New Virus Strain

The Philippines this week has ordered a travel ban that will apply to several different countries, restricting the possibility of travel to the country for millions of people across the world. The Southeast Asian nation has joined a growing list of several other nations who have decided to close or restrict access to their borders …

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New Thailand Restrictions As Cases Surge – What Travelers Need To Know

The most visited city in the world, Bangkok is a metropolis where old and new, East and West, and rich and poor co-exist together seamlessly in a vast melting pot of a city. Throw in the country’s rolling hills, paradisal beaches and culinary delights and it’s not hard to see why tourist numbers in the …

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Hong Kong Extends Quarantine For Travelers To 21 Days

Known for its stunning cityscapes, East-meets-West culture and charming junk boat cruises, Hong Kong is often a destination that travelers simply can’t wait to visit. However, for those hoping to explore the region in the near future, they will have to wait just a little bit longer. Hong Kong announced this week that they are …

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Turkey Now Requires Travelers To Have Negative Test Before Arrival

Home to delicious treats such as baklava, must-see cities such as Istanbul and a rich, interesting history, Turkey is the sixth most-visited country in the world, with more than 50 million travelers making their way to the enchanting nation in 2019. However, whilst 2020’s numbers have dropped significantly due to the pandemic, 2021 is likely …

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New York Introduces Quarantine For International Travelers

Following the discovery of new strains of the coronavirus, the state of New York has moved to introduce a mandatory quarantine period of 14 days for travelers arriving from overseas. The news follows a series of travel bans around the world for countries that have reported new virus mutations, such as the UK and South …

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UK Imposes South Africa Travel Ban Due To New Virus Strain

The UK has imposed a travel ban for those arriving from South Africa just before Christmas, effective as of 9 AM GMT, Thursday 24th December 2020, and is the latest in a series of travel restrictions involving the UK. The ban comes after a more transmissible strain of Covid-19 was found in South Africa, and …

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EU Calls For UK Travel Bans To Be Lifted

The UK is enduring a tough end to the year, as much of its population was plunged into a new, harsh lockdown following a rise in cases and the discovery of a new, rapid spreading variant of Covid-19. Whilst many countries blocked entry from Britain because of this new strain of the virus, the European …

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Indonesian Government Preparing Bali For International Tourists

For both backpackers and luxury-orientated travelers, it truly doesn’t get much better than Bali. A slice of paradise noted for its stunning landscapes, perfect beaches and impressive temples, Bali is loved the world over and is a must-visit spot in Southeast Asia. Since the start of the pandemic, the island has been reeling from the …

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Thailand Could Face More Lockdowns: What Travelers Need To Know

A recent outbreak of cases of Covid-19 in Thailand in a province near to the capital has prompted discussions of potential lockdowns in the future. With the epicentre of the most recent cluster just 45km from Bangkok, it’s thought that the city will be one of the surrounding areas affected should emergency measures come to …

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Netherlands Blocks UK Flights As More Infectious Strain of Virus Spreads

As more than a third of the UK were told that they were to be under the newly-created “Tier 4” stage of lockdown with just a few hours’ notice, the Netherlands banned flights from the UK to stop the spread of a more infectious strain of Covid-19 that has been devastating large parts of southern …

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Japan Tourism Reopening and 2021 Olympics In Doubt As Cases Increase

As time goes on, the Covid-19 situation has worsened, but Japan has still allowed for select foreign travelers to enter the country. With the government cancelling its tourism subsidy program and the population turning on the Olympics, we look at what the prospects for travel in Japan might be in the new year. A City …

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Travel Advisory: London Enters New Tier 3 Lockdown

Following a general increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 in the city and its surrounding boroughs, London has today entered the Tier 3 level of lockdown – the most restricted version of lockdown in England’s controversial tiered system. Having spent that last two weeks in Tier 2, the news is bound to come …

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