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Greece amends COVID-19 rules for foreign travellers

Greece amends COVID-19 rules for foreign travellers

As the Omicron variant spreads fast but amid pressure from tourism companies, the Greek government amended restrictions for those entering Greece. Now travellers would have to provide a PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival. A …

Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists

Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists

Tens of thousands of travellers are expected to arrive in Thailand as the country reopens to tourists after 18 months of Covid-19 restrictions. Vaccinated tourists from more than 60 "low-risk" nations are allowed to enter the …

EU removes Azerbaijan and Armenia from safe travel list

EU removes Azerbaijan and Armenia from safe travel list

The European Union has removed Azerbaijan, Armenia and four other countries from its list of safe travel destinations, meaning visitors or people returning from those countries are likely to face tighter controls such as COVID-19 tests or …

Maldives to add departure tax In January 2022

Maldives to add departure tax In January 2022

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih ratified a new amendment to the country's Airport Taxes and Fees Act, which introduced a departure tax for any traveler leaving the Maldives beginning on Jan. 1, 2022. The departure tax is …

18 killed in accident in Algeria

18 killed in accident in Algeria

A total of 18 people were killed and 11 others injured in a road accident in the northeastern region of Algeria on Friday night, TSA news website reported Saturday, Xinhua informs. A bus and a truck collided in the province of …

Over 150 Russian tourists with COVID-19 stuck in Cuba

Over 150 Russian tourists with COVID-19 stuck in Cuba

More than 150 Russian tourists who tested positive for COVID-19 upon their arrival in Cuba are now waiting for new coronavirus test results, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Cuba Nana Mgeladze said "We are talking …

EU to agree easier travel, more safer places to visit

EU to agree easier travel, more safer places to visit

The European Union is likely to agree on Friday to let people who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus travel freely within the bloc this summer and also to categorise more EU regions as safer to visit. The EU is set to introduce by …

EU agrees to ease travel restrictions on non-EU tourists

EU agrees to ease travel restrictions on non-EU tourists

European Union countries agreed on Wednesday to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions on non-EU visitors ahead of the summer tourist season, two EU sources said. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved a European Commission proposal …

International tourist arrivals drop 73% due to COVID-19

International tourist arrivals drop 73% due to COVID-19

International tourist arrivals dropped 73% globally in 2020 and nearly 62 million travel and tourism jobs have been lost globally as a result of the pandemic, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. The G20 ministers said in …

Russians looking forward to go to Italy and Thailand

Russians looking forward to go to Italy and Thailand

A poll conducted by the OneTwoTrip service showed that Russian tourists are hoping for a speedy lifting of restrictions in Italy and Thailand. 20% of Russians expect the resumption of trips to Italy, 10% - to Thailand,  8% - to …

Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy may reopen to Russian tourists this summer 

Italy will begin accepting Russian tourists this summer as it eases coronavirus restrictions, Italian Ambassador to Moscow Pasquale Terracciano said Tuesday. Terracciano made the promise days after officials in Rome announced …

Russia to bring back its citizens from Turkey

Russia to bring back its citizens from Turkey

An Operational Headquarters to organize the return of Russians from Turkey to be created, Rosavia informs. It is reported that the Operational Headquarters of the Federal Air Transport Agency will regularly inform the Ministry of …

Greece to allow vaccinated tourists in next week

Greece to allow vaccinated tourists in next week

Greece plans to open its borders to vaccinated visitors from several countries from next week, the government said, as the country seeks to restart its badly-hit tourism sector. The scheme is part of a pilot project to allow entry to …

Montenegro extends visa-free travel for Russians

Montenegro extends visa-free travel for Russians

The government of Montenegro has extended visa-free travel for the Russian nationals until October 31, 2021, the Russian Foreign Ministry said . "In March 2021, the government of Montenegro made another decision on a temporary visa …