Articles tagged “Covid”

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Qatar Requires World Cup Visitors to Produce Negative Covid Test Upon Arrival

Fans attending soccer's World Cup in Qatar this November and December must show proof of a negative Covid test upon arriving in the country, event organizers said on Thursday. All visitors above the age of six must produce a negative result from a PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure or a rapid antigen…

Airlines

China Blasted for Letting Hong Kong Lose Aviation Hub Status Over Covid Policies

Willie Walsh, as only Walsh can, called out China for its zero-Covid policies devastating Hong Kong as a global aviation hub. The head of International Air Transport Association (IATA) may just have point.

China Blasted for Letting Hong Kong Lose Aviation Hub Status Over Covid Policies

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Norwegian Cruise Will Drop Covid Test Requirement

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd will no longer require vaccinated travelers to take a Covid test before sailing on its cruises, effective September 3. Unvaccinated travelers will have to provide proof of a negative Antigen or PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to boarding. “The relaxation of protocols coupled with continued easing of…

Coronavirus

Chinese Tourist Hotspot’s Covid Lockdown Strands 80,000 Travelers

The lockdown in the resort city Sanya could be a permanent blow to its tourism industry. Stranded tourists are threatening not to return due to the city government's chaotic handling of the crisis.

Chinese Tourist Hotspot’s Covid Lockdown Strands 80,000 Travelers

Skift Meetings

How to Protect Your Events From the BA.5 Covid Variant

A new Covid variant, BA.5, is on the rise. What does this mean to your upcoming events?

How to Protect Your Events From the  BA.5 Covid Variant

Coronavirus

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Covid is still wreaking havoc on many consumers' travel plans, but some companies act like that's not the case, considering the loops they're asking travelers to go through to get a refund.

How Travel Companies Are Handling Covid-Related Refunds Now

Online Travel

Skyscanner and Gogobot Acquisitions Help Trip.com Navigate China Domestic Travel Woes

Acquisitions can have unintended consequences. Trip.com Group likely didn't view the acquisitions of Skyscanner and Gogobot as hedges against the collapse of China travel.

Skyscanner and Gogobot Acquisitions Help Trip.com Navigate China Domestic Travel Woes

Airlines

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Airlines had been clamoring for the government to drop the pre-departure testing requirement for a long time, since they viewed it as a significant impediment to a complete recovery. Travelers aren't too sad about this development either.

U.S. to End Covid Test Requirement for Incoming Air Travelers

Coronavirus

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

The CDC is steadfast that passengers wear masks on planes and trains because all indications point to a major Covid surge this summer as travelers increasingly ditch masks.

CDC Recommends Travelers Still Wear Masks on Planes and Trains

Skift Meetings

Covid Still Leaves Event Planners Anxious Over 11th Hour Cancellations

Face-to-face gatherings are returning but the risk of last-minute cancellations remains a top concern of event planners. [

Covid Still Leaves Event Planners Anxious Over 11th Hour Cancellations