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Germany To Impose Several New Travel Bans This Weekend

The German government has moved to ban inbound travel from several different countries around the world, as the nation attempts to control the entry of mutated strains of Covid-19 across its borders. Germany is one of the most visited countries in the world, typically welcoming tens of millions of travelers per year.  However, the events …

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Portugal Extends Lockdown And Bans International Travel

In a typical year, Portugal can expect to host more than 20 million travelers, with the country holding the honor of being the 10th most visited nation in Europe. However, the past year has been a year like no other, and the reality is in fact quite different. Instead of welcoming travelers to the tourist …

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World Tourism Organization Says Vaccine Passports Are Essential For Travel

The World Tourism Organization (WTO) has called for a vaccine passport to be developed, labeling the concept essential in order for global tourism to restart. The declaration by the WTO followed a meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee in Madrid last week, who met to discuss which measures could be taken in order to …

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Canada Warns Of New Travel Restrictions Including Hotel Quarantine

The Canadian government has warned that potential new travel restrictions will seriously impede Canadians ability to return home.  Measures could include a mandatory hotel quarantine that is supervised by police. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday his government will do what it takes to protect Canadian citizens and the restrictions will “significantly impede” Canadians returning …

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New Zealand Will Require 72 Hour Covid Test For Entry

One of the few success stories of the pandemic, New Zealand has seen the 7-day average for its daily cases remain a single-digit number for the past few months. It has achieved this feat due to its quick responses to any local outbreaks and firm border control policies – with the country set to introduce …

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Travelers To Singapore Will Face Mandatory Testing Upon Arrival

Following a surge in cases around the globe and the discovery of new strains of Covid-19, Singapore is due to make all travelers take a test for Covid-19 upon arrival into the country. Singapore has become the latest in a string of countries that have made testing on arrival mandatory for entry, with the US …

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U.S. Will Require Negative Covid Test For All Travelers

Amidst rising COVID-19 cases across the nation, the US Government is deciding to change its stance on testing requirements for travelers looking to enter the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that all international travelers arriving by air in the United States, even U.S. citizens returning home, will need to …

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European Ski Season In Doubt As Resorts Stay Closed

With the Covid-19 situation in various countries in Europe failing to improve, and the popular skiing period of Christmas and the New Year already lost to the pandemic, there is a real chance that this year’s ski season may pass without millions able to take to the slopes. With several countries either closing resorts or …

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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On International Flights

At a time when several countries around the world are imposing or extending flight bans, Saudi Arabia is to lift its ban on international flights starting on March 31, 2021.  The decision to lift the ban, which saw Saudi citizens unable to leave the country and foreigners unable to enter, is one that will be …

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Japan Declares State Of Emergency – What Travelers Need To Know

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency for its capital city Tokyo as the country struggles to control the spread of the virus. The declaration follows days of deliberation and will see the government request its citizens to obey a series of commands designed to reduce the possibility of the disease spreading further, …

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Italy and Germany Extend Lockdowns As Case Numbers Remain High

Following the news that the UK is entering its toughest lockdown yet, Italy and Germany too have decided to extend their lockdown restrictions further into the New Year. However, whilst Italy’s system will change to a tiered system that changes rules dependent on the day, Germany is set to continue with a hard, national lockdown …

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Portugal Announces New UK Travel Ban

The United Kingdom’s start to 2021 and life outside the European Union took a turn for the worst yesterday, January 1st, as it was announced that Spain has extended its UK travel ban, whilst neighbouring country Portugal has become the latest country to put a ban into place.             Popular destinations for British tourists, the …

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