Bali To Vaccinate 50,000 Tourism Workers In Bid To Reopen Island

Bali Beach, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Sven Scheuermeier on Unsplash More than 50,000 workers in the tourism industry have been registered for the island’s Covid-19 vaccination programme as the island looks at measures to reopen borders. Sandiaga S Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, identified tourism workers as one of the priority groups for theContinue reading “Bali To Vaccinate 50,000 Tourism Workers In Bid To Reopen Island”

Calls For Malaysia To Open To Vaccinated Tourists

Langkawi, Malaysia. Credit Jalan Pantai Tengah on Unsplash Tourism and hotel groups have reacted with dismay after Malaysia  health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah was reported as saying that the ban on international, interstate and inter-district would continue until at least 70% of the population had been vaccinated against Covid-19. Current projections estimate that itContinue reading “Calls For Malaysia To Open To Vaccinated Tourists”

Philippines Encourages Increased Travel With Reduced Restrictions

Siquijor, Philippines. Credit Louis Martinez on Unsplash The Philippines Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has announced new travel protocols within the country and increased the number of categories of people allowed to enter from abroad. The main change is to support the struggling tourism industry and encourage Filipinos toContinue reading “Philippines Encourages Increased Travel With Reduced Restrictions”

Funding to Help Singapore Changi Airport Survive

TTR Weekly are reporting that the Ministry of Transport in Singapore has set aside SGD870 million (approx £468.8 million / US$657.6 million) as part of the OneAviation Support Package in the 2021 budget.  The Singapore government has recognised the importance of the aviation sector to their economy and hope that the package will enable companiesContinue reading “Funding to Help Singapore Changi Airport Survive”

Could Bali Open To Vaccinated Travellers

Credit Timo Wagner on Unsplash The vice governor of Bali has proposed that a travel bubble could be created for vaccinated travellers allowing them to visit the island paradise in Indonesia without the need to undertake quarantine. Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati suggested that the opening of a travel corridor alongside other measures including priority vaccinationsContinue reading “Could Bali Open To Vaccinated Travellers”

Tet Under Threat in Vietnam

With Tet, the Vietnam New Year, just two weeks away, the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam may have far reaching implications beyond the health of those affected. On Thursday the Vietnamese authorities announced a further 98 cases of the virus, the highest single day increase in the country throughout the pandemic. Further cases have alreadyContinue reading “Tet Under Threat in Vietnam”

Tourism Blow After New Vietnam Covid Outbreak

With no signs of the Vietnamese authorities lifting the travel ban on foreign visitors many of those reliant on travel and tourism looked toward internal tourism during Chinese New Year as vital to their finances. Hanoi however have today confirmed its first outbreak in 55 days as it reported 83 infections, including 2 locally transmittedContinue reading “Tourism Blow After New Vietnam Covid Outbreak”

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”

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”

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”