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ALASKA AIRLINES: Airline to add flights to Belize from June 2021

The airline has announced that it will make Belize the fourth international destination outside of the U.S. that it flies to, joining Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Alaska Airlines plans to put tickets on sale in early June for Belize City; although specific route information has not been provided, it is anticipated that the service will be offered from more than one of its West Coast hubs of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
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BRITISH AIRWAYS: Airline adds new European summer flight destinations from June 2021

The airline has added new flight routes from the UK to holiday destinations for June and July onwards, following the announcement that British citizens will be able to resume limited international travel from 17 May. The 26 additional weekly frequencies will include destinations across Greece, the Canary Islands and Turkey to popular holiday hot spots including Corfu, Kos, Paphos, Rhodes, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Bodrum.
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ISRAEL: U.S. airlines cancel flights to country's capital of Tel Aviv amid escalating tensions

A number of U.S. airlines including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines have canceled flights between the U.S. and Israel's capital of Tel Aviv, according to data from online flight trackers; the cancellations have been made in response to escalating conflict in the region. Passengers should check their flight status carefully prior to travelling to the airport.
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JAPAN: Country's government extends COVID-19 restrictions as Olympics draw closer

The government of Japan has announced the extension of a state of emergency in several regions of the country, originally imposed as a result of a surge in COVID-19 infections. Restrictions in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo and Kyoto had been due to end on 11 May, but will now remain in place until at least the end of the month. Under the state of emergency, bars and restaurants have had to close or stop serving alcohol, while cinemas and other leisure venues have also been closed.
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SWISS AIR LINES: Airline resumes flight connections to Zurich from London City Airport

The airline has resumed flights to Switzerland's largest city from London City Airport as of 12 May; Swiss will initially operate two rotations per week, with the schedule planned to increase in line with anticipated surge for demand over the summer months. The airline also hopes to restore its flight route from London City Airport to Geneva in August.
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ETIHAD: Airline unveils 'Verified to Fly' COVID-19 travel scheme

The middle-eastern airline has said that from 12 May, passengers flying from its Abu Dhabi hub will be able to validate their COVID-19 travel documents before arriving at the airport; to use the service, passengers can sign-up by visiting 'Manage my Booking' online and will receive further information on how to submit their documents. Once the submission has been checked, they will then receive a ‘success’ email if their documents meet government requirements.
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TURKISH AIRLINES: Airline to begin U.S. flights to Newark from 21 May 2021

The airline has announced that it will debut a new service from Istanbul to Newark Liberty International Airport, serving the New York metropolitan area, from 21 May; the airport will be the 10th U.S. gateway for Turkish Airlines joining Atlanta, Boston, Washington Dulles, Houston Bush, LAX, JFK, Miami, San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare.
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ANGUILLA: Country's borders set to re-open to visitors from 25 May 2021

The country's government has said that Anguilla's borders will re-open on 25 May, following a closure to manage to a cluster of COVID-19 cases detected on 22 April. Once re-open, the quarantine period for fully COVID-19 vaccinated arrivals will be seven days, with non-vaccinated arrivals mandated to quarantine for between 10 and 14 days. In addition, passengers must apply for entry permission; provide proof of health insurance coverage; produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained three to five days prior to arrival; take an additional PCR test on arrival, and pay visitor fees.
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SAUDI ARABIA: Country to impose institutional COVID-19 quarantine for non-exempt passengers from 20 May 2021

The government of Saudi Arabia has announced the implementation of new procedures from 20 May for the entry of all non-Saudi citizens and exempted passengers to the Kingdom, from countries from which entry is not suspended; passengers are to undergo seven days of mandatory institutional COVID-19 quarantine, with a swab test carried on the sixth day.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government resumes quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales

The government of New Zealand has announced the lifting of a temporary pause on quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales (NSW) to New Zealand as of 23.59 (local NZ time) on 9 May. The resumption is subject to the condition that there are no new cases of COVID-19 detected in NSW and no further restrictions imposed by the NSW government.
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HAWAIIAN AIRLINES: Airline begins non-stop flights to Honolulu from Austin, Texas

The airline has started twice-weekly non-stop flights between Austin, Texas and Honolulu; the service between the two state capital cities is scheduled to expand to three times per week from 28 May to 3 August to meet expected higher summer volume. The flights are operated with 278-seat Airbus A330 aircraft featuring 18 first-class, lie-flat leather seats, 68 premium economy seats and 192 main cabin seats.
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DELTA AIR LINES: Airline to begin flights from New York JFK to Dubrovnik, Croatia from 2 July 2021

The U.S. airline has announced that from 2 July it will offer flights from New York JFK to Dubrovnik for the first time; the service will depart four times weekly. The decision was made as a result of Croatia's decision to open to U.S. passengers who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, proof of recovery from the virus or a negative COVID-19 test result.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK government introduces COVID-19 'traffic light' entry system from 17 May 2021

The UK government has announced an updated 'traffic light' entry system for visitors and returning passengers entering England from 17 May; requirements and procedures on entry will depend on where passengers have been in the 10 days - for travel from destinations on the 'green' list a COVID-19 test is required on day two. For 'amber' list destinations a quarantine period in place of residence and two COVID-19 tests are required. From the 'red' list, monitored hotel quarantine and two COVID-19 tests are mandated. Meanwhile, until 17 May all countries and territories outside of the Common Travel Area are either 'red' or 'amber' list countries or territories; if travelling to England before 17 May passengers must follow the respective rules for each.
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AUSTRALIA: Greater Sydney to implement COVID-19 restrictions from 6 May 2021

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has said that from 17.00 (local time) on 6 May, the Greater Sydney region will be subject to increased COVID-19 restrictions. This includes compulsory masks while on public transport and in indoor public venues; household visitors will be limited to 20 and a maximum of two visitors will be allowed at aged care facilities. Additionally, from 01.00 (local time) on 7 May, anyone arriving in the state of Queensland from NSW will be required to enter hotel quarantine if they have been to any of the listed venues linked to the NSW COVID-19 cluster.
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NEW ZEALAND: Country's government to pause quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales

The government of New Zealand has said that quarantine-free travel from Australia's New South Wales (NSW) to New Zealand will now be paused while the source of infection of two Sydney cases of COVID-19 is investigated. The pause commenced from 23.59 (local time) on 6 May and will be under constant review during an initial period of 48 hours. This is a one-way pause to quarantine-free travel, meaning while no flights will depart from NSW to New Zealand, flights from New Zealand to NSW will continue.
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OMAN: Country's government extends entry restrictions on passengers from 14 countries

The country's government has extended a 'ban' due to come into force on 7 May to last indefinitely until further notice; the restriction prevents entry to Oman for passengers coming from Sudan, Lebanon, South Africa, Brazil, Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, the UK, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It also includes those coming from any third country, if they passed through any of the named countries during the 14 days prior to arrival in Oman.
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TANZANIA: South African passengers green-lighted for entry to Tanzania

The government of Tanzania has issued a modified travel advisory specifying that South African travellers will no longer be subject to a 14-day COVID-19 quarantine period on arrival. The updated advisory now specifies that it is passengers and returning residents who have travelled through India in the prior 14 days who will be subject to the mandatory quarantine, at a government-designated quarantine facility, at their own cost. However, all passengers arriving into Tanzania are still subject to several other measures; this includes hand hygiene, face masks, health information card submission, travellers’ surveillance forms, a negative COVID-19 PCR test certificate from a test taken within 72 hours from arrival, and an additional rapid test on arrival.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE updates COVID-19 entry requirements from 3 May 2021

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that from today, 3 May, COVID-19 vaccinated passengers from countries designated as 'green' will not be required to quarantine on arrival; these passengers must however take a PCR test once on arrival, and again on day six of their stay. Vaccinated travellers arriving from other countries not classified as 'green' must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for five days, and take another PCR test on day four of their stay. Non-vaccinated travellers must take a PCR test on arrival, quarantine for 10 days and take another PCR test on day eight.
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