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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 …

Thailand to reopen Phuket to vaccinated tourists from July

Thailand to reopen Phuket to vaccinated tourists from July

Thailand will waive quarantine requirements for vaccinated foreign visitors arriving on the resort island of Phuket from July 1, the first key reopening for the tourism-reliant nation. A panel chaired by Prime Minister Prayuth …

Greece to open for Russian tourists since mid-May

Greece to open for Russian tourists since mid-May

Greece will also receive tourists vaccinated with Russian and Chinese coronavirus vaccines not approved by the European Union, Minister of Tourism Harry Theoharis said. Focusing on tourists from non-EU member countries, the …

SpaceX to fly first civilian crew to space this year

SpaceX to fly first civilian crew to space this year

SpaceX announced that it will launch four private individuals on a Crew Dragon capsule into orbit around the Earth, dubbed "the world’s first all-civilian mission." It is scheduled to launch in the fourth quarter of 2021. …

Turkey attracts 12 mln tourists in first 11 months of 2020

Turkey attracts 12 mln tourists in first 11 months of 2020

Turkey attracted 12.03 million foreign visitors in the first 11 months of 2020, the country’s Culture and Tourism Ministry said on Friday. The figures fell 71.95% year-on-year in the January-November period from 42.9 million, the …

What happens when cruise ships retire

What happens when cruise ships retire

Hundreds of cruise ships usually traverse the world's waters, but right now -- with the cruise industry on an indefinite hold due to the coronavirus pandemic -- they're mostly laid up at sea with no passengers. Last month, cruise …