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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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‘New Normal’ in Travel & Airport Hospitality According To Travelers

Though 2020 was a catastrophic year for travel, the world is getting closer to returning to some form of normalcy in the year ahead.  While the exact timetable of a full return to unrestricted travel is still up in the air, one thing that’s certain is that travel will never return to how it was …

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Thailand Confirms Borders Now Open For Visa-Free Tourism

Following the news that Thailand was potentially considering allowing travelers from certain countries to enter without the need for a visa, it was confirmed yesterday that this plan has been given the go-ahead. Timed just before Thailand’s peak travel season, it’s hoped that more travelers take advantage of this incentive and provide a much-needed boost …

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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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Netherlands Enters Strict Lockdown – What Travelers Need To Know

Following a new wave of cases of Covid-19, the Netherlands has entered a period of lockdown that will last over the Christmas period and New Year in an attempt to halt any further spread of the virus. Here’s all you need to know about what the lockdown entails, and what this might mean for travelers. …

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United States Drops Singapore Travel Advisory To Lowest Risk Level

Following a sustained period of low cases and good overall handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, this week the United States Department of State has lowered the travel advisory for Singapore from Level 3 to Level 1, the lowest rating available. On August 6th Singapore was given a Level 3 advisory rating, which warns travelers to …

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Heathrow Airport Closes Terminal 4 Until End Of Next Year

Heathrow International Airport, the busiest airport in Europe, has announced this week that it is to keep its Terminal 4 closed until the end of 2021, as the pandemic has greatly reduced the number of people traveling and visiting the airport. Here’s a closer look at why it has closed, and what this means for …

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Mexico: COVID-19 Entry Requirements For Travelers

Mexico has become one of the most popular travel destinations during the pandemic due to having some of the easiest COVID-19 entry requirements in the world.  Its stunning beaches, tropical climate, vast history, and vibrant culture bring in almost 50 million tourists a year making it the 7th most visited country in the world prior …

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Hong Kong Reopening For Tourism Delayed As Cases Spike

Following a spike in cases over the last 30 days, Hong Kong plans to start allowing select tourists will be delayed as restrictions tighten to control the virus.  From a ban on dining in restaurants in groups to urging its residents to stay at home, here’s all you need to know about the situation in …

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British Virgin Islands Reopening For Tourism

The paradisal British Virgin Islands have re-opened their borders to international tourists for the first time since March. A popular yachting destination comprised of over 60 islands set in a volcanic archipelago, the news is sure to be welcomed by travelers and those who live on the islands alike as the country looks to restart …

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