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QANTAS & VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: Remaining international flights suspended

The international flights of both airlines will be grounded for an indefinite period from today, after a government-subsidised repatriation network covering journeys from London, Auckland, Los Angeles and Hong Kong came to an end. The Australian government says it is reviewing whether it needs to fund further flights to get Australians home from overseas.
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SLOVENIA: Visitors now permitted from 14 countries without restrictions

From today, the country has opened its borders to citizens of 14 states, including Germany and Switzerland, who can now travel to and from Slovenia without restrictions. The other countries are Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Slovakia and Liechtenstein.
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SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS: Deadline extended for publication of rescue plan

South African Airways' (SAA) creditors have approved a further extension to the deadline for publication of the airline's business rescue plan, allowing an additional seven days until 15 June. as requested by the business rescue practitioners. The deadline was extended from 08-Jun-2020 to 15-Jun-2020. The extension will allow time for additional discussions with unions and the country's government.
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NEW ZEALAND: All social distancing measures to be lifted from 9 June 2020

The country will lift all social distancing measures from 00.01 (local time) on 9 June as it moves to alert level one; this follows the news that for now, New Zealand has eliminated the transmission of COVID-19. Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport are due to resume - however the country's strict border restrictions remain in place, suspending most international arrivals.
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MEXICO: Popular destinations re-open to tourism from 8 June 2020

Today marks the official restart of tourism in some of Mexico’s most popular beach destinations. Hotels, resorts and other hospitality operators in hotspots like Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Riviera Maya, Akumal and Tulum, have started to welcome guests again (in limited capacities), thanks to orders from Quintana Roo’s governor, Carlos Manuel Joaquín González.
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CHINA: Shanghai is dropped as a first port of entry for Beijing-bound flights

China has today dropped Shanghai as one of the first ports of entry for international flights bound for the capital, Beijing. Incoming international flights to Beijing have to land at one of 16 designated airports, where passengers are screened. Passengers who test negative for the virus are then permitted to reboard the plane to Beijing.
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UNITED STATES: Yosemite National Park to re-open from 11 June

The park is set to re-open at 07.00 (local time) on 11 June following over two months of closure. Visitors coming in for the day will need to make a reservation online ahead of time, as the park aims to keep visitor levels at around 50% of normal during the summer.
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JAMAICA: International tourism to resume from 15 June 2020

The country will welcome international arrivals from 15 June. Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay is ready as the first likely port of arrival, and has implemented a series of measures to protect both staff and passengers.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: New entry requirement system announced

The country's government has announced a new system of entry requirements effective from 15 June, with different rules for entry into the country according to three categories of countries; high, medium and low risk. This system applies to all EU countries and five other European countries including the UK. A list of those countries can be found on the Czech Ministry of Health website.
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UNITED STATES: California businesses to re-open from 12 June 2020

The state released guidelines today for the reopening of a range of businesses including gyms, family entertainment such as bowling, day camps and hotels. Counties can allow the reopening starting from 12 June.
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CEMAIR: Domestic flights resume in South Africa under lockdown level three

The airline has announced that limited domestic air travel for business purposes will be allowed in South Africa under lockdown level three, subject to restrictions on the number of flights per day, plus authorisation based on the reason for travel. Cemair is the first airline to resume operations after 10 weeks without commercial flights in South Africa.
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CHINA: Notice of the Civil Aviation Administration on adjusting international passenger flights

Today the Civil Aviation Authority of China adjusted its measures in the number of international passenger flights allowed. Chinese and foreign airlines who were not listed in the "fifth phase" flight plan may now choose a port city and operate 1 international passenger flight per week. The airlines which were included in the "fifth phase" flight plan may continue to operate one flight per week.
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ETIHAD: Airline to resume further transit services from 10 June 2020

Etihad Airways announced today that it will resume carrying transit passengers via its Abu Dhabi hub from 20 destination cities in Europe, Asia and Australia from 10 June; this follows a lifting of a previous suspension on those flights by the UAE government.
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TOPDECK: All Topdeck trips suspended globally until 31 August 2020

As a result of COVID-19 impacts worldwide, we have reached the heart-breaking decision to suspend all Topdeck trips globally until 31 August. This global crisis has impacted us all, and it’s made us more committed than ever to ensure our customers get to enjoy their Topdeck experience as soon as possible. For now, the adventures are on pause, but as soon as the travel restrictions are lifted and it’s safe to do so, we’ll be back on the road exploring the best of what the world has to offer with you.
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EMIRATES: Flights to an additional 16 destinations due to resume from 15 June 2020

Emirates has announced today that from 15 June, flights and transit services will be resumed between Dubai International Airport and a further 16 cities. Flights will shortly be available to Bahrain, Manchester, Zurich, Vienna, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, New York JFK, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Taipei, Hong Kong, Perth and Brisbane.
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VIRGIN ATLANTIC: Flights to some destinations to resume from 20 July 2020

Virgin Atlantic have today announced that from 20 July they will resume a number of services from London Heathrow. The airline will operate flights to Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Shanghai. They have also introduced industry-leading health and safety measures to ensure passenger confidence.
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