Covid-19

16 September 2020
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Coordinated plan to save Travel and Tourism could be available within four weeks

Following extensive discussions with a number of governments around the world and a letter signed by 120 CEOs to the Heads of State of the G7, […]
15 September 2020

Covid-19 Test Centre opens at Brussels Airport

As of the 14th of September, you can get tested on Covid-19 at our airport after your trip, when returning from a red zone. The internationally […]
15 September 2020

WTTC reacts to UK’s decision to
impose quarantine measures to arrivals from Portugal and Hungary

The World Travel & Tourism Council has expressed its great disappointment after the UK government decided to update is quarantine list and take off Portugal and […]
15 September 2020

India: Why are Covid-19 cases rising?

On Friday, India registered a global record of 96,551 new cases. Last week, the country has added another 300,000 coronavirus infections to its caseload. This infection […]
14 September 2020

Covid-19 hits secluded Nicobar
and Andaman tribes

Isolated tribes such as the Andaman and Nicobar have almost no immunity to pathogens like SARS-CoV-2. Toward the end of August, eleven members of the Great […]
14 September 2020

53% of destinations are easing travel restrictions

A majority of destinations around the world (53%) have now started easing travel restrictions introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though many remain cautious in […]
13 September 2020

Belgium still at risk
of coronavirus resurgence

According to Yves Coppieters, a Belgian epidemiologist, Belgian leaders should remain cautious as their country is still at risk of facing a flare-up of the new […]
12 September 2020

Portugal once again goes back on the quarantine list

In an open letter, Gloria Guevara, World Travel & Tourism Council President & CEO, shares the dismay and severe disappointment of thousands of British holidaymakers and […]
11 September 2020

COVID-19: EU Council approves €6.2 billion budget increase

Today, the Council agreed to add €6.2 billion to the EU 2020 budget to address the impact of the COVID-19-crisis and to fund inter alia the […]
10 September 2020

Dominican Republic offers
travelers free Covid-19 insurance

Authorities in the Dominican Republic have decided to drop the previously mandatory Covid-19 testing for travelers and instead is offering free insurance. All this is part […]
10 September 2020

A corridor between London and New York could herald the return of international travel

The restoration of ‘air corridors’ between the world’s top financial centres are vital to reviving international business travel and help kick-start the global economic recovery, according […]
10 September 2020

AstraZeneca’s vaccine trials
halted over side effect

The late-stage of the coronavirus vaccine trials have been temporarily stopped by the developer AstraZeneca to assess the appearance of suspicions adverse effects that one trial […]
9 September 2020

World Tourism day 2020: Global Community Celebrates Tourism and Rural Development

The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and […]
9 September 2020

WTTC reacts to the UK’s Government’s New ‘Island Policy’

The World Tourism & Travel Commission, WTTC, has stated that it’s pleased to see the UK’s government’s recent introduction of its ‘island policy’. The move may […]
9 September 2020

Xi Jinping defends China’s Covid-19 response amid global criticism

Chinese president Xi Jinping has defended China’s handling of the Covid-19 disease, declaring that Beijing acted transparently, and that it had taken concrete steps to save […]
8 September 2020

Covid-19: Quarantine might be reduced to 7 days in France

The Scientific Council is in favor of shortening to seven days the isolation period for people tested positive for the new coronavirus and for contact cases, […]
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