Tag Archives: travel restrictions

Persian New Year: expert warns against overtourism

Tehran — An expert has warned insiders and travel officials against possible overtourism during the upcoming Iranian New Year holiday which begins March 21. The Noruz holiday is set to see a boom in domestic tourism after two years of travel restrictions, ISNA quoted Amir Pouyan Rafiei-Shad as saying on …

Read More »

Travel agencies offer visa waivers for Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and Swiss tourists

Travel agencies have proposed the reinstatement of the visa waiver policy applied before the pandemic, and an extension of the exemption for other countries. Hoang Nhan Chinh, director of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) Secretariat, said the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) has devised a plan to reopen …

Read More »

Hotel development in key GCC tourist destinations grows six times global average

Latest STR report highlights massive hotel development projects in Mecca, Doha, Riyadh, Medina, Muscat and Dubai ATM 2022 organizers expect a strong presence at the live event from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates Despite the pandemic headwinds the global hospitality industry has faced over the past …

Read More »

Tourism will benefit from the EA Classic Rally event

Baldev Singh of Kabras Rally Team cruising at Ilpolei in Laikipia County on February 11, 2022. [Mose Sammy, Standard] The East Africa Safari Classic rally, which runs from February 10 to 19, will be a boost to highlight some of the tourist attraction sites in the counties where the rally …

Read More »

Spain, Portugal and Turkey travel restrictions and what tourists need to know

Although travel restrictions on entering the UK are set to end next week, there are rules travelers will need to follow if they choose to holiday abroad this year. The government has announced it will remove the requirement for a PCR test on arrival in the UK, meaning it will …

Read More »

Theegarten-Pactec gears up for the return of ProSweets with the latest confectionery packaging lines

Markus Rustler, CEO and President of Theegarten-Pactec packaging equipment, has been named President and Chairman of the Interpack Advisory Board. Neill Barston interviews him ahead of his appearance with the company at this month’s ProSweets. Directly following in the footsteps of one of your parents can often cause problems, but …

Read More »

Comment: Ski resorts will never reach pre-COVID attendance levels again

An estate agent in the seaside resort of Morzine explained that many chalet businesses struggled to attract both visitors and workers. She said “more than a third” of the chalets at the resort are expected to be empty for the whole of the current season. She added: “I don’t understand …

Read More »

Travel restrictions for Spain, Greece, Turkey, Austria, France and Italy

With 2022 being the third year of a global pandemic, many people have itchy feet and are looking to go on holiday abroad. Europe consistently hosts the most popular tourist destinations for British travellers. Spain, Greece and Turkey, among many others, are popular sunny cultural spots for British holidaymakers seeking …

Read More »

Spain and Turkey top travel wishlists as holiday bookings soar

Almost two years after the pandemic devastated the tourism industry, there seems to be cause for hope. As national and European restrictions ease, people have their eyes on the sky. Recent data has revealed that intra-European travel bookings over the Easter holidays have increased by more than 250% compared to …

Read More »

Reasons why the Maldives may be a popular tourist destination amidst the Omicron wave

The new variant of Omicron has increased the number of positive cases around the world in recent weeks and it seems that governments around the world are giving new impetus to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Meanwhile, international travel has been significantly affected by the introduction of the …

Read More »

Gatwick Airport: Spain, Italy, Turkey, America, Portugal, Greece and other countries allowing British entry

Since the discovery of the Omicron variant, many countries have introduced stricter travel rules in an attempt to curb the virus. However, that doesn’t mean the holidays aren’t on the table for Brits this year. There are still many destinations, including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and America, which are open …

Read More »

Dream trip to Italy derailed by COVID-19: what happens when you test positive abroad

Cristina Allala and Michael Mawoad’s dream tour of Italy was meant to be more than the interior of a hotel room. But two days after Christmas, five days after their trip began, they both tested positive for COVID-19. Hours later, a medical team dressed in medical suits similar to hazardous …

Read More »

The best stress-free travel destinations to visit this year

WWe have heard a lot about the countries with the tightest travel restrictions and entry requirements this year, including long-distance favorites New Zealand, Australia and Japan. But which nations are more relaxed on their entry rules and national restrictions related to Covid? We’re looking at some of the less stringent …

Read More »

Romil Pant thinks the time has come to explore your own country

By Tanya Banon New Delhi, January 1 (IANSlife): Thomas Cook (India) Limited (TCIL), India’s largest integrated travel services company, achieved 5.7x growth in holiday sales, 7.6x growth in MICE sales, 3.5x growth Sterling Holidays sales and 7.5 times business travel revenue. With the opening of the economy, increasing vaccine coverage …

Read More »

Vietnamese tourist hotspots that have shone on the world map this year

By Nguyen Quy December 25, 2021 | 6:00 a.m. PST Despite the severe impacts of the pandemic, Vietnam’s many attractions continued to gain international media attention and win top prizes at the Global Travel Awards in 2021. In January, The New York Times included Con Dao, the archipelago of 16 …

Read More »

Inflation crushes vacations, shrinks menus and ruins traditions

Bloomberg News (TNS) Tartlets. Latkes. Eggnog. Tamales. As extended families around the world plan the holiday season again, they are faced with a stark reality: Country foods, especially those sold for a limited time, even in a normal year, are considerably more expensive in 2021, if they are even available. …

Read More »

Israel bans travel to US and Canada via Omicron

Share the article Last update 23 hours ago As the Omicron variant continues to spread across the world, so do travel restrictions. Today, Israel announced that it is banning travel to the United States, Canada and eight other countries over concerns over the variant. Israel adds US to no-fly list …

Read More »

Tourists flock to popular destinations and the Omicron variant of Covid-19

The tourism and hospitality industries were the sectors most affected during the Covid-19 pandemic. In recent times, these areas have seen the green shoots of recovery due to a drop in the number of cases and a high number of vaccinations. However, Omicron has imposed a catch for many tourists. …

Read More »

Chinese tourists aren’t coming back anytime soon

On Jeju Island in South Korea, markets have darkened. In Bangkok, bored hawkers wait for customers who never come. In Bali, tour guides have been made redundant. In Paris and Rome, long lines of people with selfie sticks and sun hats are a distant memory. It was supposed to be …

Read More »

Immigration enforcement priorities announced by DHS

On Monday, November 29, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will begin implementing the Guidelines for Civil Immigration Law Enforcement signed by Secretary of Internal Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas on September 30. “Today is an important step in ensuring that our staff are empowered to exercise …

Read More »

Turkey Evacuates Citizens, Bans Flights Amid COVID-19 Omicron Strain

As the new omicron variant continues to spread, Turkish Airlines conducted evacuation flights from South Africa on Saturday after Turkey implemented travel restrictions and flight bans in the country. As many as 41 passengers have been evacuated on flights from South Africa’s two largest cities, Cape Town and Johannesburg, to …

Read More »

Thailand’s economy contracts, hopes of tourism-led recovery

Thailand’s economy contracted in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, but hopes for a gradual recovery are growing after the kingdom reopens to foreign tourists this month. The country recorded its worst performance last year since the Asian financial crisis of 1997, with an economic contraction of 6.1 percent. …

Read More »

Singapore lifts Covid ban on Indian aviators

Removes 5 other Asian countries from the restriction as of October 26 Singapore has removed India from its list of travel restrictions along with Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He announced the resumption of travel to India and some other countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, from October 26. …

Read More »

Australia recognizes India’s Covishield and China’s Coronavac for international travelers

In a big victory for the Indian Covishield, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Friday that Australia would consider the Indian Covishield (AstraZeneca / SII) and Chinese Coronavac (Sinovac) as “recognized vaccines” for inbound travelers. Announcing his government’s plan to “reopen to the world”, Morrison said Australia would allow …

Read More »

Sri Lanka out of UK red list from tomorrow

UK abolishes ‘traffic light’ system; opts for a simpler regime for fully immunized arrivals Sri Lanka and seven other countries have been removed from the UK’s ‘Red List’ travel advisory from tomorrow, boosting the country’s tourism outlook. An AFP report said pandemic restrictions on travel to England and Scotland should …

Read More »

Covid-19 SOP certificates of compliance at attractions are a good way to boost visitor confidence, says tourism group leader Perak

IPOH: Perak tourist attractions should have ‘certificates of compliance’ with Covid-19 guidelines to improve visitor comfort and confidence, said state tourism association president Datuk Mohd Odzman Abd Kadir . He added that the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) and Tourism Perak should place these certificates next to their …

Read More »

Turkey allows vaccinated tourists to skip tests

Share the article Last update 7 hours ago Entering Turkey has become much easier from June 1, 2021, as the Turkish government removes the need for PCR tests for those who can prove they are fully vaccinated. Essentially, any country can visit Turkey for non-essential travel and tourism, but as …

Read More »

Turkey presents vaccine identity card to its citizens

ISTANBUL Turkey has activated a ‘vaccine ID card’ through the Hayat Eve Sığar (HES) system, an online application for tracking COVID-19 contacts, as vaccine passports should be put into practice when traveling to countries of the European Union. People who will have their first and second doses of the coronavirus …

Read More »

Turkey hopes lockdown saves tourist season

ISTANBUL Turkey is placing its hopes in the health security program and the pandemic lockdown for the new tourist season after a rapid rise in the coronavirus wiped out many early foreign bookings and prompted Russia, its main source of visitors, to interrupt flights. On May 4, Turkish Culture and …

Read More »

White House Steps Up Virus Precautions; House passes a great help

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. The House on Saturday approved legislation aimed at bringing direct relief to Americans suffering physically, financially and emotionally from the coronavirus …

Read More »