WTTC Publishes Health and Safety Guidelines For The Travel and Tourism Sector

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today published major guidelines in association with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) to help Travel and Tourism organisations implement health and hygiene protocols to help build confidence in the sector. WTTC published a number of guidelines throughout 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemicContinue reading “WTTC Publishes Health and Safety Guidelines For The Travel and Tourism Sector”

Singapore Introduces Chinese New Year Restrictions

The Singapore government has announced measures for the Chinese New Year period in an attempt to reduce the risk of Covid-19 infections spreading through the community. Concern has been rising in Singapore as the number of community cases, although still low in comparison with other nations, have started to increase. A new set of measuresContinue reading “Singapore Introduces Chinese New Year Restrictions”

IATA Calls For European Vaccination Certificate

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called for the European Union to support an initiative from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to agree a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate that would enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without COVID-19 testing. “Prime Minister Mitsotakis’ initiative should be urgently adopted byContinue reading “IATA Calls For European Vaccination Certificate”

Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision

The Seychelles News Agency has reported that travellers who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will now not be required to quarantine on arrival. Travellers will also need to have a negative Covid PCR test taken no more than 72 hours prior to departure. The Seychelles will require that visitors must have receivedContinue reading “Tourism Industry Will Closely Monitor Seychelles Quarantine Decision”

Thailand Covid Control Measures To Remain Until End Of Month

The Bangkok Post is this morning reporting that the current Covid-19 control measures will remain in place for the rest of January. The nationwide Emergency Decree in Thailand was extended until the end of February earlier this month. Now it has been reported that control measures put in place following the recent outbreak centred onContinue reading “Thailand Covid Control Measures To Remain Until End Of Month”

Malaysia Extends Lockdown Following New Covid Cases

Last week Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced that 5 states and 3 federal territories would be placed under a Movement Control Order (MCO) until 26th January. The following day a State of Emergency was declared in the country effective, potentially, until 1st August. Today Malaysia’s Senior Minister (Security Cluster) and Defence Minister, Ismail SabriContinue reading “Malaysia Extends Lockdown Following New Covid Cases”

Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the development of their Travel Pass last November with the intention that it would have the capability of securely storing and sharing key data including Covid-19 test results and vaccination records. More details were announced just before Christmas and the New Year bought news that Singapore Airlines wouldContinue reading “Emirates and Etihad To Join IATA Travel Pass Trial”

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 73 As New Disaster Hits

A major 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Sulawesi Island in Indonesia on Friday 15th January and more tremors have hit the region over the last few days. The earthquakes have been reported in Majene, Mamuju, Mamasa, and Polewali Mandar and a tsunami warning has been issued. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP) has reported that soContinue reading “Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 73 As New Disaster Hits”

Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia

Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand are all experiencing increases in cases of Covid-19 as the battle against the virus continues. Indonesia today (Monday 18th January) reported an additional 9,086 cases and 295 deaths related to Covid-19 to give a total of 917,015 cases and 26,282 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Malaysia reportedContinue reading “Covid Cases Surge in Southeast Asia”

Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew

Singapore Airlines have ambitious plans to be the World’s first international airline to have all of its flight crew and ground workers vaccinated against Covid-19. Plans are underway to inoculate 37,000 front-line aviation and maritime workers within the next two months and are seen as key in reviving Singapore as a key air hub forContinue reading “Singapore Airlines To Vaccinate All Crew”