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9 July 2020

France to implement ‘targeted’ confinement measures in case
a new outbreak appears

On Wednesday July 8th, French Prime Minister Jean Castex stated that France could take different and “more targeted” measures if a a second coronavirus wave were […]
9 July 2020

Scots can now travel to 39 countries without quarantine needed upon return

From July 10th, Scots are now able to travel to 39 countries without needing to quarantine for 14 days on their return. Spain, however, is not […]
8 July 2020

Health crisis continues to impact Europe’s aviation industry

With the pandemic still impacting badly on the aviation sector, a stark new warning has come that passenger numbers for Brussels airport will not return to […]
8 July 2020

Against all odds a new airline to be launched in Canada

In the midst of the Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed across the world, a new airline called will soon be born. Based in Quebec, OWG will be […]
8 July 2020
Lufthansa

Lufthansa launches second set of restructuring measures

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its restructuring program. The first set of measures, released […]
8 July 2020

Belgium closes borders
to 15 non-Schengen countries

The Belgian Government has decided to keep its borders closed to travelers from the 15 countries that the European Union had recently marked as sufficiently safe. […]
8 July 2020

Maldives to remove visa fees
to boost tourism recovery

The Maldives will open its borders on July 15th and three important changes are expected: The visa fee of US$100 has been removed The US$100 fee […]
8 July 2020

Could a new surcharge from
Singapore Airlines push fares up?

Singapore Airlines has decided to implement a $12 penalty for bookings made on global distribution systems. The airlines has done so as an attempt to persuade […]
7 July 2020

New health safety label for the Brussels tourism sector

In order to enable the sector to reopen as safely as possible, today, the Brussels-Capital Region and visit.brussels are launching a health safety label, created in […]
6 July 2020

Should I go on holiday this summer?

After two regions in Spain have been placed back into lockdown again, some virologists have begun to question whether it is safe to continue allowing tourists […]
6 July 2020

Controversy arises after UK
announces “travel corridor” list

People arriving in England from dozens of nations will no longer need to quarantine from July 10th. The full list of countries which will be exempt […]
6 July 2020

The US-to-Europe travel ban
in a nutshell

The ban on entering the 30 European and Schengen countries as of July 1st applies to most arrivals from the United State but not all. The […]
6 July 2020

Ryanair accelerates Covid-19 refunds

Ryanair, Europe’s largest airline, confirmed that it was making rapid progress in processing customer refunds for flights cancelled during the period from March to June as […]
6 July 2020

Aviation is the Achilles heel of the tourism sector

Transport is fundamental to tourism and to day excursions. The industry started with a day excursion for 570 people organised by Thomas Cook in 1841 from […]
5 July 2020

Brussels Airport welcomed more than 10 000 passengers for the first time in 3 months

Since the restart of non-essential travels within Europe on the 15th of June and as more countries reopened their borders, Brussels Airport has been adding more destinations […]
3 July 2020

UNWTO and Telefónica to drive tourism’s sustainable recovery

As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s […]
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