Coronavirus Travel News

Follow the latest news about coronavirus and its impact on hotels, airlines, cruise lines, tourism destinations, and other sectors of the travel industry.

We are over a year into the Covid-19 global pandemic, and the impact on the travel industry has been severe to say the least. Skift has been covering this on a day-to-day basis since January 2020. You can read the latest news, as well as all of our coverage, on the pages below.

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CDC Advises Americans Against Travel to Israel, Bahamas, Egypt and Others

It's a wonder whether the travel advisories from senior U.S. health officials still have an impact as Omicron is now a global variant and vaccinated folks will travel if they want to.

CDC Advises Americans  Against Travel to  Israel, Bahamas, Egypt and Others

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Variants Dash Travel’s Hopes in 2021: New Skift Recovery Index

Last year wasn't the runaway success the travel industry anticipated — or needed.

Variants Dash Travel’s Hopes in 2021: New Skift Recovery Index

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2022 Travel Rebound Won’t Begin Until the Fall: New UN Tourism Data

Some tempered optimism and a reality check from the UNWTO, on the impact of Omicron and vaccine inequity on travel's rebound.

2022 Travel Rebound Won’t Begin Until the Fall: New UN Tourism Data

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Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron

China's zero-Covid efforts may be about to go by the wayside, particularly with the Winter Olympics just over two weeks away.

Beijing Toughens Inbound Travel Covid Test Rules Over Omicron
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2022 and Beyond: Corporate Risks and Changing Traveler Expectations

The second edition of the 2021 Asia Pacific Travel Recovery Report takes the temperature of more than 400 C-suite and senior-level travel executives on upcoming global activity and market recovery, revenue expectations, border control, Covid-19 testing, traveler passports, traveler well-being, and more.

2022 and Beyond: Corporate Risks and Changing Traveler Expectations

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Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?

Inflation can be a good thing for travel sectors able to play the rate game. But volume eventually has to catch up and play a part in the rebound. Otherwise, you run the risk of driving customers, no matter how desperate they are to travel, to just say no to high costs.

Hotels vs. Airlines: Who Can Ride Inflation to a Full Recovery?

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Hospitality Brands Hype Growth While Omicron Rages

Omicron cases are still surging around the world, but major brands like Marriott and Radisson and brands-on-the-rise like CitizenM are all signaling moves to accommodate travel demand and operations for the other side of this latest variant.

Hospitality Brands Hype Growth While Omicron Rages

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CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

Major American hotel companies like Marriott and Hilton might keep some international competitors from elbowing into the U.S., but Dutch brand CitizenM’s North American expansion shows there is a hunger for lesser-known players on the hotel scene.

CitizenM Targets U.S. for Next Wave of Expansion

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Thailand Will Charge $9 Tourist Tax Starting in April

It's not a surprising move for a destination with one of the longest pandemic shutdowns. Travel just keeps getting more expensive.

Thailand Will Charge $9 Tourist Tax Starting in April

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Daily Podcast: European Hotels Struggle With Omicron

Good morning from Skift. It’s Tuesday, January 11, in New York City. Here’s what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: European Hotels Struggle With Omicron

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CDC Advises Americans Not to Travel to Canada

Many Americans, long fed up with travel restrictions, will likely ignore the CDC's warning — which would be a huge relief to Canadian businesses that still haven't recouped the billions of dollars lost due to the U.S.-Canada border being closed for much of the pandemic.

CDC Advises Americans Not to Travel to Canada

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Omicron Is Hurting Hotels Most in Europe

U.S. and Chinese hotel performance surged in recent weeks while European properties saw a dive in demand. American and Chinese hoteliers shouldn’t waste time taking a victory lap.

Omicron Is Hurting Hotels Most in Europe