According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air travelers are becoming increasingly frustrated with the COVID-19 travel restrictions. In September, IATA commissioned a survey of 4,700 respondents in 11 markets, demonstrating confidence that the risks of COVID-19 can be effectively managed and that travel freedom should be restored. 67% of respondents felt that most … Continue reading The public’s frustration with travel restrictions is growing.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage Thailand, taxi drivers in the nation's capital, Bangkok, have come up with a novel approach to protest the government's limitations while simultaneously helping the local populace obtain the needs of everyday life. Taxi drivers in Bangkok have been struggling financially for the past year as visitors, one of … Continue reading Vegetable farms are being built out of abandoned taxis in Bangkok
Governor David Ige of Hawaii has been chastised for insisting that the state's Safe Travels program remain in place until at least 70% of Hawaii's population has been immunized against COVID-19, according to travelpulse.com. Because COVID-19 vaccines aren't allowed for use in children under the age of 12, that figure is closer to 82 percent … Continue reading In 2021, Hawaii’s Safe Travels Program is unlikely to be lifted.
Bali will not open to foreign tourists until COVID-19 cases decrease significantly, said Sandiago Uno, Bali Tourism and Cultural Economy Minister. He added that they will be waiting for a more conducive situation to open the tourist hotspot again. He stated, “We were targeting the end of July, beginning of August, but we just have … Continue reading Bali delays reopening to foreign tourists due to spike in COVID cases
While scores of countries are reintroducing border closures and travel restrictions to mitigate fresh waves of Covid-19, Southeast Asia’s two most popular resort islands – Bali and Phuket – are in a race to open to international tourism.The stakes in terms of potential benefits and risks are high. The economies of both have been on … Continue reading Who will win he race to restart international tourism: Bali or Phuket?
Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic! The pandemic has forced the travel sector to change its usual style of business, which resulted in introducing unique and creative travel trends to remain afloat in business. The most popular trend during this phase has been the offering of long-term digital nomad visas. Initially started by … Continue reading Dominica is offering 18-month visa to remote workers
On 17 March 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital Green Certificates will be valid in all EU Member States. What is a Digital Green Certificate?A Digital Green Certificate is a digital proof … Continue reading Digital Green Certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens within the EU
The organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics is considering barring international spectators from attending the games to prevent the spread of COVID-19. With less than five months before the games are to start, the rise of new coronavirus variants around the world has become a concern for organizers who are trying to hold a "safe … Continue reading The ban on spectators from abroad at the Tokyo Olympics is being considered
Brussels will put forward a draft law this month to create so-called vaccine passports, European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen has announced. It will be called a Digital Green Pass and include details such as whether the person has been vaccinated, as well as previous COVID-19 test results and medical statements. The draft … Continue reading EU leader von der Leyen says vaccine passport draft law to be launched this month
Travel during the times of COVID is marred with apprehensions. With people across the globe trying to cope with the new normal, there are many things that are bound to change the travel scenario too. Emirates have come up with a new option to allow travelers to travel without a second thought. Reportedly, the airline … Continue reading Option to book empty seats next to you on Emirates flights