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Arrivals in Canada Drop 55% Following Hotel Quarantine Requirement

Meanwhile, land travel climbed 8.9% in the same time frame, despite current border restrictions, equaling 546,083 travelers by land. Notably, the hotel quarantine is not imposed upon travelers entering through the land border.  In a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Canada shut its air and land borders to nonessential travel during the onset …

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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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Qantas To Resume International Flights in October

Qantas Airlines, the flag carrier of Australia, have announced they are planning to restart international passenger flights to most destinations from October 31st, 2021. That also applies to Jetstar, the lower-priced carrier owned by the company. This is a four-month extension from the previous estimate of July 2021, which had been in place since mid-2020. …

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United Kingdom Outlines Plan to Resume International Travel

The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has laid out a roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions, including the ban on international travel. He announced that international travel may resume May 17th, 2021, at the earliest, as he set out a four-stage plan for the easing of England’s latest Covid-19 restrictions.  Johnson is one of the …

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Qantas Re-Opens International Bookings For July

In a move that signals that brighter times are around the corner, Australia’s national carrier Qantas has put tickets to international destinations on sale from July 1st. Qantas is Australia’s most popular airline, and the decision to offer tickets in the middle of the pandemic has started a conversation surrounding travel in the country. With …

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International Travel Can Safely Restart Without Vaccines Says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has recently released a press release calling for the instant reinstatement of international travel without the requirement of vaccinations.  WTTC, the global representative of the Travel and Tourism private sector, has allied with key industry players, Airports Council International (ACI), World Economic Forum (WEF), and International Chamber of Commerce …

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New Vaccines Will Not Solve Travel Restrictions In 2021

For the past year, the pandemic has literally changed almost every facet of travel. Now many countries and travelers are claiming that the new COVID-19 vaccines are going to be the magical cure for international travel restrictions in 2021.  While its still unknown how the tourism industry will evolve in 2021, countries that rush to …

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