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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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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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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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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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PUERTO RICO: Country's government eases COVID-19 related local restrictions

The government of the U.S. territory has eased local COVID-19 restrictions for the first time since the start of the pandemic; among the easing of measures, bars have reopened at 50% capacity, along with game rooms. Outdoor bars have no capacity limits, but patrons must maintain a six-foot distance between people who are not in the same family unit. Restaurant capacity increased to 75%, as did capacity in pool facilities and places like museums, casinos and theatres. Social activities, including corporate or business events, can also take place at 75% capacity; attendees must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test or proof of full vaccination.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country extends pause on quarantine-free travel from Australian state of Victoria

The quarantine-free travel arrangement between New Zealand and the Australian state of Victoria has been extended an additional seven days until at least 19.59 (local NZ time) on Thursday 17 June. The government is taking a precautionary approach in continuing the pause which will be reviewed again on 16 June.
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CANADA: Country's government expected to lift COVID-19 border restrictions gradually from July 2021

The country's government has set out a timeline for its cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border restrictions, announcing that it is prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and people returning home are required to quarantine for 14 days. If they arrive by air, they also must stay in a designated hotel until they receive a negative COVID-19 test.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government eases travel warnings for 110 countries including Japan

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has eased travel recommendations for more than 110 countries and territories, including Japan; the new ratings include 61 nations that were lowered from its highest 'Level 4' rating that discouraged all travel, to recommending travel for fully COVID-19 vaccinated passengers. An additional 50 countries and territories have also been lowered to 'Level 2' or 'Level 1'.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Country's government announces intentions to re-open transatlantic U.S. travel

The UK government released a statement late on 9 June stating in conjunction with the U.S. government, it is expecting to agree to work to open up travel between the two countries 'as soon as possible'. However, U.S. and UK airline officials say that they do not expect Washington to lift restrictions until around 4 July at the earliest.
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SPAIN: Country re-opens borders to COVID-19 vaccinated international passengers

The country's government started its summer tourism season on 7 June, as it re-opened its borders to COVID-19 vaccinated visitors from most countries, as well as European visitors who can prove that they are not currently infected. Visitors need proof they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the trip, or that they overcame a COVID-19 infection in the past six months.
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