Covid-19

28 October 2020

International Tourism Down 70%: Travel Restrictions Impact All Regions

Restrictions on travel introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to hit global tourism hard, with the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) […]
28 October 2020

Covid-19: Belgium becomes the worst-hit country in Europe

The most recent figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) have shown that Belgium is now the country worst-affected by the coronavirus […]
27 October 2020

Which countries remain Covid-free?

As of the 26th of October, only 11 of the 193 countries recognized by the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) do not register […]
27 October 2020

WTTC reacts to the opening of UK’s ‘air corridors’

The World Travel & Tourism Council, WTTC, has endorsed the opening of ‘air corridors’ between the UK and the Canary Islands, the Greek island of Mykonos […]
26 October 2020

Phase 1 of digital health pass trial completed

Travel industry executives met at London Heathrow Airport as part of a transatlantic trial of CommonPass, a digital health pass aimed at enabling safer travel and […]
26 October 2020

Masks become compulsory everywhere in Brussels, curfew is extended, and culture and sports suspended

On Saturday October 24th, the government of the Brussels Region decided on a new set of measures which is effective from today, Monday October 26th. Among […]
23 October 2020

Social security: this rescue mechanism during and after Covid-19

Covid-19 is showing us among others how necessary a functioning and efficient general social security system is. When we compare the situation in the 27 EU […]
23 October 2020

Council reviews list of third countries for which to lift restrictions

Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council has updated the list […]
23 October 2020

Global Tourism Crisis Committee meets to restart tourism and save millions of livelihoods

Consistent and harmonized travel protocols, enhanced safety measures and the protection of jobs and livelihoods are the main ingredients needed for the restart of tourism. The […]
22 October 2020

New restrictions in Spain, Czech Republic, and curfew in Italy

Faced with the resurgence of the virus and the exploding number of contagion cases in the Czech Republic, Spain and Germany, Europe seems to be closing […]
22 October 2020

Brussels’ Winter Wonders during a pandemic?

Despite the constant increase of Covid-19 infections in the region, the City of Brussels has not yet cancelled the famous Christmas Winter Wonders: an annual event […]
22 October 2020

WTTC reacts to implementation of testing on departure at airports across Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees as encouraging sign the fact that airport testing on departure is beginning to be allowed. The WTTC has […]
21 October 2020

Belgium to restrict Covid-19 testing to people with symptoms

Individuals with no Covid-19 symptoms will no longer be tested in Belgium. A quarantine period of ten days will instead be imposed to those individuals who […]
21 October 2020

Global Steering Committee created to
revive international travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council is to spearhead a major global drive to revive international travel with the public and private sector working together in […]
20 October 2020

UNWTO shares data and insights on how to guide Tourism Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will work alongside the Expedia Group to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from the […]
20 October 2020

Peru, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, among
many to get global safety stamp

Peru, Bahamas and Puerto Rico are the latest destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched earlier this year by the […]
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