Travellers entering France from 16 countries where the coronavirus is circulating widely are having to undergo virus tests upon arrival at French airports and ports.… Read more
There is no “zero risk” strategy for countries easing international travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and essential travel for emergencies should remain the priority, … Read more
Poland may have to reimpose quarantine for travellers from countries such as Spain to contain the coronavirus, its prime minister said on Thursday after the … Read more
Countries should gradually lift international travel measures based on a thorough risk assessment and must prioritise essential travel for emergencies, the World Health Organization (WHO) … Read more
Britain could impose quarantine measures on people arriving from certain countries within days, health minister Matt Hancock said on Thursday, without specifying which countries.
Asked … Read more
Berlin’s Tegel airport began large scale coronavirus testing, as airports across Germany prepared for the advent of free, compulsory testing for many passengers from next … Read more
The BBC reports that while there is concern about travelling around Europe at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has ruined many plans for the … Read more
Britain and several other European countries have imposed measures to limit travel to Spain, fearing the spread of the coronavirus. Following are some of the … Read more
Britain acted swiftly to impose a quarantine on travellers returning from Spain after seeing data on Friday recording a large jump in coronavirus cases, foreign … Read more
EasyJet and British Airways told customers on Saturday they did not plan to cancel flights over the coming days, after Britain’s government advised against all … Read more
France has called on Spain to severely limit border crossings following a rise in infection rates in the neighbouring country.
Jean Castex, the French prime … Read more
Russia plans to resume some international flights from Aug. 1, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on Friday, but the list of destinations will initially … Read more
Passengers due to travel abroad have been warned that they could be forced into quarantine on their return under a new system that could see … Read more
Ireland may introduce further travel restrictions for countries with a very high instance of COVID-19, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday after the government … Read more
The Irish government announced it was planning to drop a 14-day quarantine requirement for travellers arriving from a “green list” of 15 European countries.
Ireland, … Read more
Egypt has announced the resumption of 14 new international flights, not including domestic flights and air cargo flights, daily to the capitals of the world … Read more
Ryanair announced it will extend the waiving of its flight change fee for all customers who book to travel in September – already in place … Read more
France on Monday started restricting Chinese airlines to one passenger flight per week, saying it was acting in response to curbs imposed by Beijing on … Read more
Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd announced a joint task force to help develop safety standards for restarting their businesses … Read more
Greece is allowing direct flights from Britain on July 15, the Greek government said on Monday, as Athens tries to salvage its all-important summer tourist … Read more
Diplomacy and politics took a central role in the issue of travel restrictions and re-opening at EU level.
But was it a safe way?
The … Read more
Portugal’s tourism sector reacted with fury and disbelief at Britain’s decision to maintain a quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite having a higher … Read more
Air Malta announced it has operated its first ever flight to the Indian sub-continent on a humanitarian repatriation mission which took 110 Indian nationals home… Read more
Malta has been included in Britain’s ‘air bridge’ list of 50 countries that will be exempt from a 14-day quarantine for incoming travellers, following government-to-government … Read more
Travel insurance policies will adapt to include provisions that allow travel overseas to selected countries under newly relaxed quarantine rules, British transport minister Grant Shapps … Read more
Passengers arriving into England from the United States will not be exempted from quarantine rules, Britain’s transport minister Grant Shapps said on Friday.
Asked whether … Read more
Ryanair used its return to a more regular schedule on Wednesday to pile pressure on its home market of Ireland to ease travel restrictions in … Read more
Russia has extended a moratorium on international flights until Aug. 1, the RBC business daily reported on Thursday.
Russia, which has so far recorded more … Read more
The British government will effectively ditch its air bridge plans and simply end the quarantine rules for those arriving from 75 countries so that people … Read more
The dead silence which dominated the Malta International Airport over the last three and a half months was finally broken this morning with the first … Read more
Ryanair expects to fly more than 4.5 million passengers in July as it returns to a more regular schedule with 40% of its usual capacity … Read more
Britain’s government has not yet decided whether to include Malta on its ‘air bridge’ list of countries which will be exempt from a 14-day quarantine … Read more
The EU has announced the 14 countries whose citizens are deemed “safe” to be let in from 1 July, despite the pandemic still raging in … Read more
New Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin said on Monday he would take a cautious approach to opening up air travel after health authorities warned this … Read more
“Tourism as we knew it is over. I don’t want to say that the journey is over, but rather that the model we knew has … Read more
The Romanian authorities have included five more European countries on the “green list” of countries for which travel restrictions due to COVID-19 don’t apply anymore.… Read more
After several months of unprecedented disruption, the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer reports that the sector is beginning to restart in some areas, most notably in … Read more
Thailand hopes to ease some coronavirus restrictions on foreigners entering the country after going for 28 days without recording any domestic transmissions, a senior official … Read more
Morocco will resume domestic flights starting June 25, the state news agency said on Sunday, citing the ministry of tourism, air transport, handicrafts and social … Read more
A legal challenge by British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair against the UK government’s decision to introduce a 14-day quarantine for travellers will be heard in … Read more
A passenger from an international flight coming from Rome, is tested for coronavirus, during her arrival at the Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens, Greece.… Read more
Poland will allow aircraft to fly with all their seats occupied as of July 1, Deputy Prime Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz announced.
Poland has been easing … Read more
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce on June 29 that agreements have been reached for air bridges with a “small number” countries … Read more
Travelers with face masks prior to the first commercial flight, since the coronavirus outbreak, departing from The Hague Airport in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 18 June … Read more
El Al Israel Airlines extended its suspension of scheduled commercial flights until July 31 and said it would continue to use its aircraft for cargo … Read more
The United Arab Emirates said citizens and residents will be allowed to travel to countries deemed low-risk for catching the coronavirus from next Tuesday.
Prospective … Read more
Polish national airline PLL LOT will resume international flights on July 1, it announced, almost four months after suspending them to curb the spread of … Read more