Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Biden Blocks Trump’s Plan To Lift Travel Restrictions

Joe Biden will be blocking President Trump’s plan to lift the Covid-19 travel restrictions for non-American citizens arriving from the EU, the UK and Brazil, as soon as he takes office. Trump signed an order Monday to lift the restrictions he imposed early last year in response to the pandemic from January 26. Breitbart reports: Shortly […]

Biden to block Trump’s plan to lift COVID-19 European travel restrictions

US President-elect Joe Biden plans to quickly extend travel restrictions barring travel by most people who have recently been in much of Europe and Brazil soon after President Donald Trump lifted those requirements effective Jan. 26, a spokeswoman for Biden said. Trump signed an order Monday lifting the restrictions he imposed early last year in response […]

On 1st day in office, Biden to cancel Muslim travel ban, rejoin climate accord

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden plans to take executive action to roll back some of the most controversial decisions of his predecessor and to address the raging coronavirus pandemic, his incoming chief of staff said Saturday. The opening salvo would herald a 10-day blitz of executive actions as Biden […]

Coronavirus: WHO against vaccine passports as a condition for travel ‘for the time being’

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was opposed “for the time being” to the introduction of certificates of vaccination — so-called “vaccine passports” — against COVID-19 as a condition for allowing international travellers entry into other countries. Several countries have already signalled their interest in producing vaccine passports in some form, including […]

Vaccine Passports Trialed in the UK, as EU Leaders Push for ‘Standardised’ COVID Travel Passes

British government-sponsored vaccine passports will be issued to thousands of Britons after the receive the coronavirus inoculations in a ‘trial’ run of the programme this month. The health passport — which will come in the form of a smartphone application — has been developed by the biometric firm iProov in partnership with the cybersecurity company […]

EU Leaders Demand ‘Standardised’ Vaccine Passport For Travel

Despite previous government denials that there are any plans to roll out COVID vaccine passports, reports have confirmed that every person vaccinated in two select areas of Britain will be offered exactly that as a ‘trial’ being rolled out with immediate effect. The London Telegraph reports that biometrics firm iProov and cybersecurity firm Mvine have […]

Amid COVID-19, Turkey remains a beautiful travel destination

Having passed through various Istanbul airports over the years, en route to some other destination, it was high time I got out onto the streets of the city I’d espied so many times from the air. What I’d registered through the plane window primarily amounted to the Bosphorus Strait, mosques with towering minarets and the […]

Denmark restricts travel from all countries to ‘win time’ in battle against Covid-19

The Danish Foreign Ministry has raised its travel guidance to the maximum level for all countries on Friday, in an effort to limit the spread of more transmissible Covid variants discovered in the UK and South Africa. Entering Denmark without a recognizable purpose and a negative coronavirus test will not be permitted between January 10 […]

Marvin and Zippora Hyman, 92 and 75, travel lovers married for 49 years

Marvin and Zippora Hyman were married for nearly half a century and as inseparable in life as they were in death. The couple died of COVID-19 within 24 hours of each other. Marvin died on March 29 at 92. Zippora died the following day at 75. A retired airplane mechanic, Marvin came down with a […]

Saudi Arabia lifts sweeping ban on international travel, imposed over mutant Covid-19 variant

Two weeks after virtually locking down its borders, Riyadh has softened travel restrictions imposed to curb the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant, resuming access to the kingdom by air, land and sea. The country is set to reopen for international travel at 11am on Sunday local time, the Saudi Press Agency reported, citing […]

European travel insurers warn jab will be required to book trips if EU adopts Covid-19 vaccine mandate

Several European travel insurance companies say the Covid-19 vaccine will become mandatory to book a trip, should the EU adopt the requirement – a vow that has unsettled those who haven’t made up their mind about taking a jab. While vaccination is not currently needed to purchase a travel insurance policy for visiting Europe, it […]

Report: Travel Insurers Likely To Make Vaccination A Requirement

Yet another sector of the travel industry has signalled that it could mandate vaccination against coronavirus to provide services to travellers, according to a report that notes insurers may demand to see proof of vaccination before covering those wishing to go on holiday. The international Travel and Health Insurance Journal reports that “If the EU […]

EU states begin suspending all travel from UK over new Covid strain

EU states have started suspending all incoming travel from the UK amid mounting concern over a new strain of Covid-19. Four countries have so far introduced travel bans from Britain following the discovery of a new variant of coronavirus in the UK that is up to 70 per cent more transmissible than the original.  Austria […]

EU countries shutting down travel to and from UK amid new highly infectious Covid-19 strain scare

Belgium, Italy, and other European nations are following the Netherlands’ lead and closing their borders for all travel to and from the UK, due to a new strain of SARS-CoV-2 that is spreading in southern England. The string of travel bans announced on Sunday was started by Belgium. Its restrictions come into force at midnight […]

Netherlands bans air travel from Britain till NEXT YEAR over new Covid-19 strain similar to fast-spreading variant in the UK

The Dutch government has imposed a ban on commercial flights from the UK to the Netherlands after it reported a first case of the new, fast-spreading Covid-19 strain. The ban will be in effect until at least January. The travel restrictions will apply to all passenger flights from the UK bound to the Netherlands starting […]

World Tourism Chief: Mandatory Vaccines Will “Kill” Travel Industry

A Reuters photo essay celebrates how residents of Wuhan are enjoying nightclubs and street parties without the need for masks or social distancing even as much of the rest of the world continues to labor under lockdown. The article notes how young people living in the original epicenter of COVID-19 are now frolicking around in […]

Israel’s travel agencies look to reinvent themselves as half of all businesses forecast to go under

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Fakhrizadeh’s sons say he was shot 4-5 times, warned against travel ahead of hit

The sons of slain Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh said their father was shot four or five times during his assassination in an interview broadcast by Iranian state media on Friday. Fakhrizadeh, the scientist said by Israel and the US to previously head Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons program, was killed in a military-style ambush last […]

‘Fuhrer’ Fauci Cancels Christmas: ‘Don’t Travel; Don’t Congregate Together’

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans Thursday against traveling for the Christmas holiday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on MSNBC, Dr. Fauci declared that Americans should refrain from hosting Christmas dinners with family and friends this year. Partial transcript:  ANDREA MITCHELL: Should people now cancel their travel plans for Christmas? DR. ANTHONY FAUCI: I think they’re going […]

Spain unveils festive travel ban & Covid curfews, but allows groups of 10 to gather for Christmas and New Year

Spaniards celebrating Christmas and New Year can meet in groups of 10, but will be banned from moving between regions over the festive period in order to keep a lid on coronavirus infections, the country’s health minister said. The current six-person limit for people gathering outside their household will be extended to 10 on December […]

Israel’s Ethiopian-Born Aliyah Minister to Travel to Country of Birth to Bring 500 Jews to Israel

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog (center) and Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata welcome 119 Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, May 21, 2020. Photo: Shlomi Amsalem. Israel’s Ethiopian-born Minister of Immigrant Absorption will be traveling to the country of her birth on Saturday to bring hundreds of the few remaining Jews in the African nation […]

UK Travel Agency Boycotts Qantas Over ‘No Vaccine, No Flight’ Policy

A UK travel agency has announced it will be boycotting Australian airline Qantas over its ‘no vaccine, no flight’ policy, saying travelers should have freedom of choice. Last week, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce announced the airline would implement a policy barring anyone who has not had the COVID-19 vaccine from using their service. “We are […]

China’s President Calls for QR Code-Based Global Travel System

Photo Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay (BBC) — Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a “global mechanism” that would use QR codes to open up international travel. “We need to further harmonize policies and standards and establish ‘fast tracks’ to facilitate the orderly flow of people,” he said. The codes will be used to help establish […]

‘Health passports’ for air travel mean mandatory Covid-19 vaccines cloaked in the illusion of choice

Home » Australia, Suppression, World » ‘Health passports’ for air travel mean mandatory Covid-19 vaccines cloaked in the illusion of choice     An airline lobbying group has volunteered its service as private-sector enforcer for the Covid vaccine mandates many countries have promised not to enact. Good luck flying – or getting a job, or […]

Netanyahu, Mossad head reportedly travel to Saudi Arabia, meet with crown prince

In the first visit of its kind, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, where he met with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, an Israeli official told Hebrew media on Monday. Netanyahu was on the ground in Neom, a Red Sea city, for five hours […]

CDC on Thanksgiving: Don’t Travel, Don’t Cook Together, Wear Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is telling Americans that the best plan for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is no plan. “CDC is recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period,” Dr. Henry Walke, CDC coronavirus incident manager, said in a CNBC report. “For Americans who decide to travel, CDC recommends doing so as […]

Coronavirus Israel live: U.K. adds Israel to safe travel list

Israel, the West Bank and Gaza are dealing with a renewed coronavirus outbreak, leading to proposals and measures intended to curb its spread and mitigate the economic ramifications of the crisis by both Israeli and Palestinian authorities. Israel currently has 8,377 active cases; 2,742 people have died. In the West Bank, there are 5,612 active […]

England planning Christmas ‘travel window’ allowing students to return home in December

The UK government has said university students will be able to travel home to spend Christmas with their families during a “travel window” after national lockdown restrictions are set to end on December 2. “We know this Christmas will feel different, and following this incredibly difficult year, we are delivering on our commitment to getting students back to their loved ones as safely as possible […]

Iran reports record high COVID-19 death toll as travel bans go into force

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US election: Trump and Biden travel to key states in final campaign days

When presidential candidate Joe Biden was last in Iowa, his campaign was on the verge of collapse and he was soundly trounced in the caucuses by a former Indiana mayor nearly 40 years his junior. He returns Friday as the Democratic nominee, believing he’s just days away from becoming president-elect. Biden’s trip reflects the growing […]

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