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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland declares six new Sydney Local Government Areas (LGAs) hotspots

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has added six new Sydney LGAs to its COVID hotspot areas after Waverly was declared on Friday. Anyone entering Queensland after 1am tomorrow (24 Jun 21) must quarantine for two weeks in a hotel if they have been in The City of Sydney, Woollahra, Bayside, Canada Bay, Inner West or Randwick.
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NEW ZEALAND: Quarantine Free travel from New South Wales has been paused

The New Zealand Government has announced the suspension of quarantine-free travel from New South Wales (Sydney) to New Zealand for 72 hours from NZT 11.59 pm, Tuesday 22 June 2021. Quarantine-free travel from New Zealand to NSW continues.
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AUSTRALIA: Queensland Border Passes mandatory from Saturday 19 June

From 1am on Saturday 19 June 2021 all travellers entering Queensland, regardless of origin, will be required to complete a Travel Declaration to enter the state in addition to the current Border Declaration required by those travelling from a COVID-19 hot spot. Upon arrival to Queensland you must present your pass to an Emergency Officer when requested to do so.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland declares Sydney’s local government area of Waverley a hot spot

Queensland’s chief medical officer has declared Sydney’s local government area of Waverley, which includes Bondi Beach, a hot spot following more positive cases on Friday. Any Queensland residents, or NSW residents, entering the state after 1am on Saturday, who have been in the Waverley LGA area, will have to quarantine for two week in a hotel.
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AUSTRALIA: South Australia implements border restrictions for high-risk locations in New South Wales

Anyone who has visited a high-risk location in New South Wales will be banned from entering South Australia from this afternoon (Thursday 17 June 2021). South Australians who have been at the high-risk locations, and are still in New South Wales, should isolate and contact SA Health before travelling home. High-risk locations are those identified on the NSW Health website.
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NEW ZEALAND: Extends pause on quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Victoria

The quarantine-free travel pause between NZ and Victoria has been extended an additional 5 days until at least 11.59pm NZT on Tuesday 22 June.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Queensland extends border restrictions with Greater Melbourne for further 7 days

Restrictions on people from entering Queensland from Greater Melbourne will remain in place for a further 7 days. From 1am on Saturday 19 June 2021 all travellers, regardless of origin, will be required to complete a Travel Declaration to enter the state in addition to the current Border Declaration required by those travelling from a COVID-19 hot spot. It is recommended to reconsider travel to Greater Sydney due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. At this stage no restrictions on travel to or from NSW are in place.
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AIRBALTIC: Airline launches new flight service to Greek island of Corfu

The Latvian airline has launched a new weekly summer seasonal flight service between Riga and the Greek island of Corfu; the new route is performed in cooperation with partner Mouzenidis Travel, and will operate once per week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
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PORTUGAL: Country's government re-opens borders to U.S. leisure passengers

The government of Portugal has announced in a press release that effective immediately, its borders are open to all U.S. passengers who can present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours of departure.
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UNITED STATES: State of New York lifts all mandated COVID-19 restrictions

The governor of the U.S. state of New York announced yesterday, 15 June, that he had lifted all state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions after reporting that 70% of the state's adults have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Among many others, industry-specific measures which were immediately lifted included capacity limits of 50% for retailers, 33% for gyms and the lesser of 33% or 100 people for movie theatres.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Country moves to COVID-19 alert level 'three' from 16 June 2021

The country's government has announced that South Africa will move to COVID-19 alert level 'three' from 00.01 (local time) on 16 June; during this time a curfew will be in place between 22.00 and 04.00 (local time) daily, in addition to a requirement for face masks. Non-essential establishments such as restaurants, bars and fitness centers must also close by 21:00 in light of the curfew. All gatherings will be limited to a maximum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors.; this includes religious services, political events, social gatherings; as well as restaurants, bars, taverns and similar places. There will also be strict controls on the sale of alcohol.
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EUROWINGS: Low-cost German airline to establish new base in Prague

The German low-cost airline, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, has announced that it is expanding its European network with the opening of a new base in Prague. Initially stationing two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October - by the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague becoming the tenth Eurowings base in Europe. This means that for the first time, the Lufthansa Group subsidiary will then be able to offer non-stop connections from Prague to business and holiday destinations throughout Europe.
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NAMIBIA: Namibia tightens restrictions from 16 June 2021

Namibia has announced tight measures to limit the spread of coronavirus after a recent spike in infections and deaths. President Hage Geingob has announced a two-week lockdown of Windhoek from 16 June 2021. No movement will be allowed in and out of the capital for the duration, with certain exemptions including returning residents, essential service providers in possession of a relevant permit, emergency medical cases and the transportation of human remains to other regions for burial purposes. Further restrictions on gatherings, curfews and sale of alcohol has been put in place.
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FINNAIR: Airline introduces new overhaul of ticketing structure

The airline has announced that has from today, 15 June, introduced a completely new 'Business Light' ticket category, as well as renewing other ticket types. Passengers can choose a ticket from three types – 'Light', 'Classic' and 'Flex' – that are available for both business and economy class for all short-haul and most intercontinental journeys. When booking a ticket, passengers select the travel class experience they prefer and the level of flexibility for making reservation changes – along with some additional services included in the ticket.
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MAURITIUS: Country's government announces phased border re-opening from 15 July 2021

The country's government has said that it well re-open its borders to international passengers from 15 July; the island will be opening in stages during 2021 and the first phase, to last until September, will enable COVID-19 vaccinated passengers to enjoy a resort holiday. Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their resort, including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay over 14 days and obtain negative COVID-19 PCR test results during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to explore the other attractions. Passengers aged 18 years old or over must also arrive in the country with evidence of qualifying, negative COVID-19 test results obtained prior to travel.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK government delays relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions until 19 July 2021

The UK government has announced the next stage of the country's 'roadmap' to relax COVID-19 restrictions is to be delayed for four weeks until at least 19 July, both to allow further time for vaccinations and in light of the rapid spread of new variants of the virus internationally.
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STOBART AIR: Regional short-haul airline ceases trading in Ireland

Regional short-haul airline Stobart Air, which operated a number of flight services on behalf of Aer Lingus, has ceased trading and is in the process of appointing a liquidator. The Dublin-based airline connected a range of UK airports with points in Ireland across 12 routes; all have now been cancelled. Aer Lingus is now communicating with customers and trade partners to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume flights to Malta and Cyprus from 14 July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, from 14 July; the resumption further expands its European network to 34 destinations and enhanced connectivity via Dubai.
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WIZZ AIR: Airline to launch first ever UK domestic flight service from July 2021

The Abu Dhabi-based low-cost airline has announced the launch of its first ever UK domestic services, with flights from its Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff bases to Jersey; beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly.
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