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AUSTRALIA: The ACT is reintroducing an indoor mask mandate

From 11:59pm tonight, Canberrans must wear a mask in all indoor settings, including indoor retail settings, indoor workplaces and on public transport. Visitor restrictions are also being reintroduced for residential aged care facilities.
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CANADA: Reintroduces PCR test for travel abroad

The federal government is reintroducing the requirement for a pre-arrival negative PCR COVID-19 test for all travellers leaving Canada regardless of trip duration.
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Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to start flights to Russia’s Krasnodar

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s ultra-low-fare national airline, will now add its second Russian flight destination, this time to Krasnodar. The announcement follows the recent addition of Moscow to the airline’s flight network making Krasnodar the second Russian destination available with Wizz Air Abu Dhabi. The flight to Krasnodar will operate two times a week on Monday and Friday. Tickets are on sale on wizzair.com and the airline’s mobile app (also available in Arabic)
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AUSTRALIA: ACT lifts interstate travel restrictions

Fully vaccinated close contacts of Omicron cases will no longer need to quarantine for 14 days. Instead, they'll only have to isolate for seven days. ACT Health is also updating restrictions for domestic and international travellers to the ACT from 11:59pm tonight. Except for close contacts of interstate cases, there will no longer be any restrictions on interstate travel to the ACT. People will no longer need to fill out a declaration or exemption form to travel to the ACT, and all remaining high risk geographical areas will be removed. The three-day quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated overseas arrivals will be retained, and this is likely to remain over the Christmas and New Year period.
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AUSTRALIA: WA to move NSW to 'Extreme Risk'

The Western Australian Government will raise New South Wales' Covid-19 risk level to 'extreme' from 12:01 Saturday. The decision means travel will no longer be permitted between the two states, except in extraordinary circumstances. WA residents, currently in New South Wales, are urged to return home immediately according to WA Premier Mark McGowan. The move will bring New South Wales onto the same risk level as Victoria.
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Russia announces total ban on nine African countries

A new Russian government ruling on COVID cancels all earlier exceptions for diplomatic passport holders, travellers on business visas, and some other categories of visitors from Hong Kong and nine African nations – Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Eswatini, and South Africa. The highest number of those infected with the Omicron variant has been detected in South Africa. The new strain has since been recorded in over 50 countries.
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IRELAND / UNITED KINGDOM: Ireland expands restrictions for Great Britain

People who travel to Ireland from Great Britain will be required to take daily lateral flow tests for five consecutive days after arrival was announced last night 9 December. The tests will be in addition to the recently announced requirement that travellers to the republic have a negative PCR or lateral flow test before boarding a ferry or plane.
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ST KITTS & NEVIS: Nevis removes quarantine for fully vaxxed

Effective Saturday 11 December, the Caribbean island of Nevis no longer requires fully vaccinated international travellers to quarantine on entry, with proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours prior to arrival. Restrictions have also been loosened for non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated nationals and citizens returning to the island. They must now quarantine for nine days as opposed to the previous 14 days.
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CROATIA: Croatia to join Schengen Area

The Council of the European Union agreed on 9 December that Croatia now meets all the criteria to join the borderless Schengen Area. The Schengen Zone now counts 26 members, 22 of which also EU Member Countries. Croatia is one of the last four EU countries that are still not part of the Schengen Area, alongside Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus.
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MOROCCO: Morocco extends flights ban

Morocco has extended the current suspension of all flights and ferries into the country until 31 December. The country initially put the travel ban in place on 29 November until 13 December in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant.
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Qatar Airways to launch flights to Tashkent

Qatar Airways will add Tashkent, Uzbekistan to its global network with twice weekly flights from next month. The first flight from Doha to Tashkent will take off on January 17, 2022, operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 120 seats in Economy Class. The twice-weekly service will depart Doha every Monday and Friday.
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FRANCE / MAURITIUS: France removes Mauritius from its scarlet list

France removed Mauritius from its list of ‘scarlet’ destinations last night (December 7), just days after it was added. All visitors to Mauritius are required to be vaccinated and to undergo PCR testing within 72 hours prior to travel.
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NIGERIA: Nigeria added to UK red list

Nigeria has been added to the UK’s travel red list following 21 cases of Omicron reported in England that are linked to travel from Nigeria, with 134 UK cases now reported in total. UK and Irish citizens and residents arriving from Nigeria must isolate in a government-approved managed quarantine facility for 10 days, and receive two negative PCR tests.
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FRANCE / JORDAN / CYPRUS / PORTUGAL: CDC warns against travel to France, Portugal

The US CDC issued a Level 4 recommendation yesterday (December 6) against travel to France, Portugal, Jordan, Cyprus, Andorra, Liechtenstein and Tanzania, adding to a long list of destinations, including Germany and Denmark. The State Department issued an aligning warning against travel to the above countries and added Fiji to its ‘Do Not Travel’ list.
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FRANCE: France further restricts all nations

France has increased COVID-19 entry restrictions. Arrivals from outside the EU must now provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival and show proof of vaccination. France will also require a negative test from all travellers inside the EU. EU travellers will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of arrival in France instead of 48 hours. Additionally, from December 15, anyone who received a shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine must prove they’ve received a booster jab.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK reintroduces pre-departure testing

Starting tomorrow (December 7), the UK will further tighten its entry requirements for foreign travellers, including those coming from non-red-listed countries. All international travellers aged 12 and over, regardless of vaccination status, will need to provide proof of a negative pre-departure test – either PCR or lateral flow – taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. Airlines will be responsible for checking that travellers have their negative pre-departure tests, along with their completed passenger locator forms, and no one will be permitted to board a UK-bound flight without one.
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UK tightens travel rules amid continued Omicron spread

Passengers will not be allowed to board a flight to the UK without producing evidence of a negative PCR or lateral flow test result. The UK will require all travellers to take a pre-flight Covid-19 test within 48 hours prior to their flight – regardless of their vaccine status. The amended rules come into force from 4am on Tuesday this week and come in light of the continued spread of the Omicron variant. They will apply to vaccinated passengers and children aged 12 and above.
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ZAMBIA: Quarantine on arrival in Zambia

According to a recent notice on the website of the Zambia Ministry of Health, all entrants into Zambia coming from countries where there are cases of Omicron have to undergo 10 days of quarantine on arrival. Returning citizens, residents and permit-holders may quarantine at home, but non-residents are required to quarantine in designated quarantine centres, at their own cost.
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SOUTH AFRICA / CANADA: Canadians can return home from SA

Canada announced on Saturday (December 4) that it would allow Canadians to return home from South Africa if they had a negative molecular test taken within two days of departure, and leave on flights transiting through Frankfurt on or before December 13.
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