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Direct flights between India and Germany to resume from Oct 26

Air India announced that it will operate flights between Bengaluru and Delhi to Germany from October 26 to March 28 next year under the Air Transport Travel Bubble arrangements.
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Air Bubble agreement put in place between India and Bangladesh

The Indian government has expanded international flight operations to Bangladesh under bilateral air bubble agreement, wherein the pact allows airlines of each country to operate 28 flights per week.
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AirAsia India to start flights on 6 new domestic routes

Air Asia announced flights on six new routes within India, connecting Chennai with Ahmedabad, Goa, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam, Mumbai with Goa, and Jaipur with Kolkata.
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FRANCE: Country extends COVID-19 curfews to over two thirds of its population

The country's government announced yesterday, 22 October, that it has extended COVID-19 curfews to around two thirds of its population; The curfew, imposed last week on Paris and eight other cities, will be extended to 38 more departments, confining 46 million out of the country’s 67 million population to their homes from 21.00 to 06.00 (local time).
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BELGIUM: Country introduces additional COVID-19 restrictions from 23 October 2020

The country's government has introduced stricter COVID-19 restrictions from today, 23 October, in a bid to avoid a complete lockdown following a surge in reported cases; among the measures are further tightened restrictions on social contacts, banning fans from sports matches, limiting the number of people in cultural spaces and closing theme parks.
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GERMANY: Country issues travel warnings for some regions of Austria, Italy and Switzerland

The country's government has issued travel warnings for a number of countries and regions including for popular ski areas in Austria, Italy and Switzerland. Berlin also issued new travel warnings for Ireland and Poland, as well as extending regional UK warnings to include the entire country from 23 October. Under the warnings, travellers arriving or returning to Germany must quarantine for 10 days, which could be shortened to five days if a COVID-19 test comes back negative.
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ROSEWOOD HOTELS: Brand releases 'Commitment to Care' and flexible booking conditions

Rosewood has introduced new protocols committed to operating at the highest levels of health and safety, providing customers with what they call the safest, most comfortable and flexible experience with which to enjoy the high standard of service expected of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. See more details of their program in the associated link.
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WESTJET: Airline announces rapid COVID-19 testing trial for arrivals to Calgary from 2 November

The airline have announced that starting from 2 November, both residents of Canada’s Alberta and eligible international travellers arriving on a non-stop flight to Calgary, will be able to take a rapid COVID-19 test to reduce their quarantine requirement to as little as two days with a negative result. The pilot is part of plans by the Canadian government which it hopes to roll out on a national level in the near future.
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AUSTRALIA: Country to begin easing international entry caps for returning citizens and residents

The country’s government has announced today, 23 October, that it will begin gradually easing strict caps on the number of citizens and permanent residents permitted to return each week. Australia has since July capped the number of locals allowed to return home each week in an attempt to reduce the threat of spreading COVID-19.
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EMIRATES: Airline to begin flights to Amman, Jordan from 4 November 2020

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will expand its current flight schedule utilising it's flagship Airbus A380 aircraft with the introduction of flights to Amman, Jordan from 4 November. Passengers can fly from Dubai to Amman three times a week on Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays. Emirates flight EK 903 will depart Dubai at 14:05 and arrive in Amman at 15:30 local time. The return flight, EK 904 will depart Amman at 17:10 and arrive in Dubai at 22:00 local time.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK government grants travel corridors to the Maldives and Canary Islands

The UK government have announced that the Canary Islands, the Greek island of Mykonos, the Maldives and Denmark have been added to their travel corridor list following a decrease in confirmed cases of COVID-19. From 04.00 (GMT+1) on 25 October, passengers arriving to the UK from these destinations will no longer need to self-isolate, so long as they haven’t been in or transited through any other non-exempt countries in the 14 days preceding their arrival. People arriving into the UK from Liechtenstein from 04.00 (GMT+1) on 25 October, however, will need to self-isolate for two weeks as the country is removed from the travel exemptions list.
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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES: Airline to return to full U.S. mainland schedule from December 2020

The airline has announced that from December it will return to its full 13-city mainland U.S. network, included reinstating east coast services to Boston and New York (JFK). Hawaiian will also bring back non-stop flights between Kaua‘i’s Līhuʻe Airport and Los Angeles and Oakland, and between Maui’s Kahului Airport and San Diego and San Francisco, utilising its narrow-body Airbus A321neo aircraft.
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COSTA RICA: Country removes COVID-19 PCR testing requirement for tourists

The country's government has announced that it will remove the COVID-19 PCR test requirement for international arrivals from 26 October. Until this date, visitors will still be required to bring proof of a negative test result, taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. After 26 October, although the COVID-19 PCR test will no longer be a requirement, visitors must still adhere to all other entry requirements including the completion of an electronic health pass before departure.
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JAPAN: Country to ease entry restrictions for short-term business travellers from November 2020

Media sources in the country have said that Japan is likely to ease restrictions on business travellers from 30 countries and regions from next month, who are visiting for stays of up to three days. Under the plan, business travellers will be required to take a COVID-19 test, avoid public transportation and submit an itinerary of their activities during their stay; however, they will not be required to quarantine in their hotels, according to the media source.
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WESTJET: Airline releases updated schedule for November 2020

The airline has released an updated November schedule, featuring more than 215 daily flights to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Jamaica, Mexico and Europe.
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NAMIBIA: Country removes five-day mandatory COVID-19 test requirement for visitors

The Namibian government has removed the five-day mandatory COVID-19 test requirement for international visitors; its president has announced that all travellers arriving with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, not older than 72 hours, may proceed to their final destination in the country. Meanwhile, returning Namibian citizens or permit holders may enter the country with or without a COVID-19 PCR test result. However, if they present a positive test result or no result at all, they will be subjected to mandatory quarantine and testing or isolation, after arrival.
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BELIZE: Country introduces updated COVID-19 tourism protocols

The country's government has announced a further relaxation on the movement of international visitors, including an expansion of their 'Safe Corridor' to include a wider range of hotels, tour operators, restaurants, tourism sites, gift shops, car rentals and taxis; these can be viewed on the Belize Health App for tourists to select. An application to enter Belize is also no longer necessary, and residents and tourists who arrive with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or who test negative at the airport are no longer need to quarantine for 10 days.
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BAHAMAS: Country's government continues to gradually ease COVID-19 restrictions

The country's government has continued to ease COVID-19 restrictions on Grand Bahama Island , following its recent move into 'phase three' on 15 October. From 1 November, visitors will be permitted to explore the island more freely; however entry requirements still entail both COVID-19 PCR pre-testing and a further two tests, on and after arrival.
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EMIRATES: Airline announces partnership with South African regional carrier Airlink

Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced a partnership with South African regional carrier Airlink; Emirates reports that the move will provide its customers enhanced connectivity via Johannesburg and Cape Town to more than 25 domestic destinations in South Africa and more than 20 regional destinations in Southern Africa.
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SLOVENIA: Country introduces updated COVID-19 restrictions from 20 October 2020

The country's government has announced updated COVID-19 restrictions as part of a declared 'epidemic' alert level, which came into effect today, 20 October; among the new measures, most gatherings are limited to six people, and all larger public gatherings are prohibited. A curfew will also be imposed every day from 21.00 (local time) to 06.00.
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