Articles tagged “travel restrictions”

Coronavirus

Singapore Lifts Covid Travel and Public Mask Requirements

Singapore is moving to the next stage of reopening after maintaining a stable COVID situation over the recent months. Travelers and the public can say goodbye to mandatory masks and contact-tracing apps.

Singapore Lifts Covid Travel and Public Mask Requirements

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Airplane Wastewater Study Reveals UK Travel Restrictions Didn’t Halt Covid Spread

A laboratory study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of the UK’s travel restrictions last year. Scientists at Bangor University in Wales tested wastewater on planes to monitor coronavirus infections and the general health of passengers coming into the UK from other countries. Almost all aircraft arriving at the three monitored UK airports (Heathrow, Edinburgh…

Tourism

Macau Brings Back Restrictions, Locks Down Casino Even as China Eases Visa Rules

China may have loosened visa rules for the gambling hub, but casino resort operators of Macau will have to wait a little longer before they get back to business.

Macau Brings Back Restrictions, Locks Down Casino Even as China Eases Visa Rules

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UK Government Not Clear if Covid Travel Restrictions Worth $585 Million Worked

Despite spending around $585 million on implementing its traffic light system as part of its wider response to manage travel during the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK government does not know whether the system worked or whether the cost was worth the disruption caused, according to a report by the Public Accounts Committee of the House…

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China Cuts Quarantine Time for International Travelers to 7 Days

The National Health Commission of China has slashed the quarantine time for inbound travellers by half. International arrivals will now only need to spend seven days in a centralized quarantine facility, and then monitor their health at home for three days, down from seven previously. Relaxing its stringent zero-Covid policy has already spurred travel industry…

Tourism

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

The easing of restrictions has expedited Spain's travel recovery as tourists arrivals inch closer to pre-Covid levels.

Spain Welcomes Back Big Spenders as Tourist Arrivals Jumped 8-Fold in March

Tourism

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Reticent Hong Kong is finally taking baby steps to ease its Covid restrictions, but have these relaxations come a little too late?

Hong Kong Sets April 21 for Finally Easing Covid Restrictions

Coronavirus

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Hong Kong will reopen to travelers from nine countries in April, the war in Ukraine is delaying world health officials' review of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine, and family trips are expected to make a big rebound this year.

Hong Kong Eases Travel Curbs and More Top Stories This Week

Tour Operators

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Tour operators are largely supportive of destinations easing travel curbs since most of them already require their own clients to be vaccinated. That doesn't mean they're getting complacent in the fight against Covid as many countries are still struggling with a surge in cases.

Israel Hopes to Offer Tour Operators a Model for No-Proof-of-Vaccine Destinations

Tourism

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies

This is probably not the focus of the White House right now given what is playing out on the global stage but it will be interesting to see how the Biden administration responds to these frustrated groups of travel lobbyists.

Travel Lobby Groups Urge White House to Shift to Endemic-Focused Policies