Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Israel revised its West Bank travel restrictions in hopes of obtaining a US visa waiver, but they still discriminate against Palestinians

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) recently announced that it was revising its forthcoming guidelines for entry into the West Bank by foreign nationals. The country had faced backlash over a new series of travel rules that are scheduled to be implemented this fall, including a stipulation that foreigners had 30 days to report […]

Amended Israeli restrictions on West Bank travel still require visitors to report relationships with Palestinians

The Israeli government has revised a list of draconian restrictions on the entry of foreigners into the occupied West Bank amid pressure from US and EU authorities, though rights groups say the regulations still maintain the same goal: demographic engineering and isolation of Palestinian society. 

Buttigieg: Air Travel System Isn’t ‘Where It Needs to Be’ Going into Labor Day

During a portion of an interview aired on Friday’s “CBS Evening News,” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stated that while there have been “helpful” steps taken with regards to air travel, he does not “believe that the system is where it needs to be” going into Labor Day. Buttigieg said, “Airlines, for their part, need to […]

Here’s what Russia’s favourite travel vloggers think of the EU’s new visa rules

Petr – a popular travel vlogger – doesn’t hold back when talking about new EU visa restrictions aimed at Russian tourists.  “This is completely unfair. The people who are for Putin don’t care – they either have no money or have never been abroad,” says the 41-year-old YouTuber.  “The EU is making life as difficult […]

Here’s what Russia’s favourite travel vloggers think of the EU’s new visa rules

Petr – a popular travel vlogger – doesn’t hold back when talking about new EU visa restrictions aimed at Russian tourists.  “This is completely unfair. The people who are for Putin don’t care – they either have no money or have never been abroad,” says the 41-year-old YouTuber.  “The EU is making life as difficult […]

South Korea Scraps Pre-Travel COVID-19 Tests for Inbound Travelers

South Korea announced Wednesday that it will further relax its border measures and lift its pre-travel COVID-19 test requirement for all arrivals beginning in September as the country’s recent outbreak has stabilized. Second Vice Health Minister Lee Ki-il said that travelers will no longer be required to present a negative test result within 48 hours […]

‘We have a deal’: Kosovo citizens to travel freely to Serbia, says EU foreign policy chief

Serbia will allow Kosovo citizens to enter the country with personal ID cards issued by the government in Prishtina, according to the EU foreign policy chief, settling part of the dispute that led to an escalation of tensions along the border between the two countries in early August. “We have a deal,” Josep Borrell said in a […]

‘We have a deal’: Kosovo citizens to travel freely to Serbia, says EU foreign policy chief

Serbia will allow Kosovo citizens to enter the country with personal ID cards issued by the government in Prishtina, according to the EU foreign policy chief, settling part of the dispute that led to an escalation of tensions along the border between the two countries in early August. “We have a deal,” Josep Borrell said in a […]

‘We have a deal’: Kosovo citizens to travel freely to Serbia, says EU foreign policy chief

Serbia will allow Kosovo citizens to enter the country with personal ID cards issued by the government in Prishtina, according to the EU foreign policy chief, settling part of the dispute that led to an escalation of tensions along the border between the two countries in early August. “We have a deal,” Josep Borrell said in a […]

‘We have a deal’: Kosovo citizens to travel freely to Serbia, says EU foreign policy chief

Serbia will allow Kosovo citizens to enter the country with personal ID cards issued by the government in Prishtina, according to the EU foreign policy chief, settling part of the dispute that led to an escalation of tensions along the border between the two countries in early August. “We have a deal,” Josep Borrell said in a […]

UK’s Jet Zero strategy: The path to ‘guilt-free travel’ or ‘pure greenwash’?

 “At best, this plan will deliver peak carbon emissions in 2019, but with its plan for unlimited air travel growth, non-carbon aviation emissions will rise, and will persist all the way to 2050,” Dr. Alex Chapman from the New Economics Foundation said, as The Independent reported.” Source

Discover the Best Hotel in Greece, Second Best Hotel in the World – Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2022

Perched high above the Aegean Sea in this magical place, privy to the island’s most emblematic views, is it any wonder that the picturesque sanctuary that is the Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection in Santorini, has come out on top of a poll of travel magazine readers as the Best Hotel in Greece and ranked […]

Italy and Germany End All Travel Restrictions

Following the lead of other nations across Europe and the world, both Italy and Germany announced they were ending all COVID-related travel restrictions and requirements for travellers looking to enter their countries. “As of June 1, 2022, a Green Pass or equivalent certificate is no longer needed to enter Italy. All Covid-19 related entry restrictions […]

Italy and Germany End All Travel Restrictions

Following the lead of other nations across Europe and the world, both Italy and Germany announced they were ending all COVID-related travel restrictions and requirements for travellers looking to enter their countries. “As of June 1, 2022, a Green Pass or equivalent certificate is no longer needed to enter Italy. All Covid-19 related entry restrictions […]

‘Apartheid in action’: The danger of Israel’s new West Bank travel restrictions

Coming soon if a Palestinian-American wants to travel to the occupied West Bank to visit their family, they will need to apply to the Israeli government for advanced permission, reveal the personal information of the relatives they plan on visiting, along with data of any land they own or stand to inherit in the territory. These […]

Trudeau Wants to Use Facial Recognition Digital ID for Travel by Next Year

The Trudeau government has been working with major Canadian airlines to formally bring in digital ID, facial recognition, and biometric travel documents to air travel by 2023. According to an article from the Canada Gazette, the government’s outlet, “In accordance with PS’ Forward Regulatory Plan 2021–2023, the need to update the [Secure Air Travel Regulations] […]

White House Welcomes ‘Free to Travel’ Migrants to Washington, DC

Jen Psaki reassured the public that “all migrants have been processed by CBP (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) and are free to travel” in the United States as they await their asylum claim court hearings.

Republicans Rip ‘Hypocritical’ Biden Travel Mask Mandate Extension: COVID ‘Over’ for Illegals at Border, Not Americans on Planes

Republicans blasted the Biden administration following reports that mask mandates for public transit will be extended another two weeks.

Surgeon General Murthy: Travel Is ‘Unique’ Because It Can Be ‘Higher Risk’ Due to Crowds and People Have to Travel

During an interview with CBS’ “Red and Blue” on Wednesday, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy defended the transit mask mandate even as masks are not required in other indoor settings by arguing that travel is different because “you bring a

Government Announces An End To All UK Covid Travel Restrictions

It has been announced that all remaining Covid travel measures in the UK will be scrapped this week. As it stands currently, everyone travelling to the UK must complete a passenger locator form before they […] The post Government Announces An End To All UK Covid Travel Restrictions appeared first on News Punch. Source

UAE will continue to allow Ukrainians visa-free travel

The Ukraine embassy in the UAE did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It normally takes up to five business days for the UAE to process visa applications, which grant an up to 30-day stay in the country; such visas can be extended twice for the same period. The UAE, a major oil […]

Lebanon: Attorney General Imposes Travel Ban on Central Bank Governor

Posted on January 11, 2022 by martyrashrakat January 11, 2022 BDL Governor Riad Salameh (photo from archive). Mount Lebanon Attorney General Judge Ghada Aoun ordered on Tuesday the General Security to impose a travel ban on the Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh in light of a lawsuit filed against him. The order mentioned that Salameh […]

Time Travel: From Ancient Mythology to Modern Science

Time travel and time machines have been a topic of science fiction and countless movies for many decades. In fact, it appears that the possibility to travel in time, either into the future or into the past, has appealed to the imagination of mankind for centuries. While many may think it is absurd to believe […]

Traveler ID for “Safe Travel” via Amadeus and IBM

Technology sure is making “safe travel” a breeze, with Traveler ID making it super easy for you to prove to the airlines that you’ve been a good goy and gotten all your shots. Link Share now! Source

Iraqi travel agents to explore Qom on fam tour

Iraqi travel agents to explore Qom on fam tour – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN –The central province of Qom is ready to host Iraqi tour operators and travel insiders on a familiarization tour, the provincial tourism chief has announced.  In order to promote tourism between Iraq and Iran, and introduce Iraqi travel insiders to Qom as a […]

CDC Adds Sweden, Other European Destinations, to Its Highest Travel Risk Category

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday warned Americans against travel to several more European destinations, including Sweden, adding the countries to its highest-risk category for travel. In its weekly update of COVID-19 travel advisories, Malta, Moldova, and Sweden were added to the agency’s “Level 4: Covid-19 Very High” category, which indicates […]

Biden Says He’ll Decide on Vaccine Requirement for Domestic Travel When Medical Team Recommends It

President Joe Biden will decide whether or not to require COVID-19 vaccination for people traveling within the United States when he gets a recommendation to impose such a requirement from his medical team. Asked about the possibility of a mandate to travel inside the country, Biden told reporters on Tuesday in Delaware that he’d decide […]

The Big Business Behind Travel Nursing

Above Photo: Union nurses picket in Asheville, N.C. June 15, 2021, over staffing and retention concerns. (National Nurses United). During The Covid-19 Pandemic, Demand For Nurses—Already Understaffed—Surged To Even Higher Levels, And Travel Nurses Deployed To Fill The Gaps. As the first wave of Covid-19 hit the United States, Jen, a 53-year-old nurse struggling to pay her […]

UK officials travel to Iran to discuss $530.8m debt 

UK officials headed over to Tehran last week to discuss the repayment of £400 million ($530.8 million) owed to Iran, The New Arab reported. The debt, which has stood for over 40 years, is for money handed over by Iran to the UK for some military tanks that were never delivered, and non-repayment of the […]

Omnicron COVID variant: Curbs on southern Africa ‘a kind of travel apartheid’, says UN chief

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has slammed restrictions targeting southern African nations as a form of racist travel segregation. European nations are among countries that have imposed travel curbs after the detection of the COVID variant Omnicron. “We have the instruments to have safe travel,” said Guterres following talks with African Union Commission Chairman Moussa […]

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