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TAIWAN: Country's government is the latest to restrict arriving passengers from India

The government of Taiwan has become the latest to 'ban' arrivals from India today, 3 May, as the latter struggles to deal with a huge surge in COVID-19 infections; except for Taiwanese citizens, anyone who has been in India in the 14 days prior to arrival will be denied entry, while returning citizens face 14 days in centralised COVID-19 quarantine facilities.
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UAE: Abu Dhabi updates travel procedures for COVID-19 vaccinated citizens and residents

The government of Abu Dhabi has revised the rules regarding mandatory COVID-19 testing and home quarantine requirements for vaccinated arrivals who are either United Arab Emirates (UAE) citizens or residents of the emirate; effective from 3 May, COVID-19 vaccinated passengers arriving from ‘green list’ countries must take a PCR test on arrival and on day six, without the need to quarantine. Vaccinated passengers arriving from other countries must take a PCR test on arrival, then quarantine for five days, and take another PCR test on day four of their arrival to the UAE.
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MALDIVES: Islands to re-open to COVID-19 vaccinated passengers from 3 May 2021

The government of the Maldives has announced the re-opening of its borders to all COVID-19 vaccinated passengers from 3 May; however, it is now a mandatory requirement for all tourists (including those who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a COVID-19 vaccine) to present a negative result for a PCR test for COVID-19 on arrival. The sample for the PCR test must be taken not more than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation en route to the Maldives. Additionally, everyone traveling to and from the Maldives must submit a self-declarative health declaration within 24 hours before their departure; the test result needs to be submitted through the 'IMUGA' portal.
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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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PORTUGAL: Country's government extends COVID-19 air travel restrictions until 16 May 2021

The government of Portugal has confirmed that it is extending current COVID-19 flight restrictions that prevent non-essential travel from countries including Brazil with high incidence rates of the virus, and also has added India to the list due to the rapid rise in infections there. The curbs on air travel will now be enforced until at least 16 May.
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NETHERLANDS: Country's COVID-19 'lockdown' measures extended until at least 18 May 2021

The country's government has announced that current COVID-19 'lockdown' measures including a night-time curfew will now remain in place until 18 May; the announcement followed the news of virus infections remaining high over the past week as hospitals struggle to cope with large numbers of patients. Previously, the country's government had said they were looking at easing restrictions on 28 April by lifting the curfew and allowing bars and restaurants to welcome guests in outdoor spaces.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government restricts most travel from India from 4 May 2021

The U.S. president has imposed new travel restrictions on India in light of recent surges in cases of COVID-19, preventing most non-U.S. citizens from entering the United States; the new restrictions take effect on 4 May at 00.01 Eastern Time (ET).
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UNITED STATES: Country's government extends domestic transit face mask requirements until 13 September 2021

The country's government has announced that it is extending face mask requirements across all domestic transportation networks through 13 September, to address the spread of COVID-19. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirements that took effect on 1 February were to set to expire on 11 May; they cover workers and passengers at airports, on board commercial aircraft, on over-the-road buses and on commuter bus and rail systems.
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QATAR AIRWAYS: Airline resumes four weekly flight services to Atlanta

The airline's resumption of four weekly U.S. flights to Atlanta from 31 May marks the full return of the Qatar Airways' pre-pandemic U.S. network. The carrier now offers 12 destinations within the country, which is two more than it operated prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The airline will also be increasing frequencies to Boston, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle offering more flexible travel options for its passengers, with more than 85 weekly flights across the U.S.
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PEGASUS AIRLINES: Turkish low-cost airline launches new flights to Georgia from 7 May 2021

The Turkish low-cost airline has announced the launch of a new international flight route from the UK's London Stansted Airport to Batumi in Georgia; the service will begin from 7 May and fly via Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. On the same date Pegasus will also be launching a new domestic route, with flights three times per week from Istanbul to Iğdır.
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BAHAMAS: Country to relax COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers from 1 May 2021

The government of the Bahamas has updated its COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers from 1 May, meaning that those arriving with proof of full vaccination against the virus will be exempt from testing requirements. However, un-vaccinated passengers must upload a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of five days prior to arrival in the Bahamas.
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UNITED STATES: New York mayor hopes to remove all of the city's COVID-19 restrictions by 1 July 2021

The major of New York has said that the city aims to 'fully re-open' and remove all COVID-19 restrictions by 1 July following more than a year of closures and capacity restrictions. Earlier this week it was also announced that a current curfew within the city, forcing restaurants to end their bar and food services by midnight, will end on 17 May for outdoor dining areas and 31 May for indoors; capacity limits on a number of venue types, both in the city and the wider state of New York, will also start to increase from 15 May.
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FRANCE: Country's government plans to re-open to international tourists from 9 June 2021

The country's government has outlined a plan for the loosening of current COVID-19 restrictions to permit international tourists to enter France on 9 June, provided they hold a 'sanitary pass' with proof of a COVID-19 vaccine or a negative PCR test result. The news came as part of the outlining of a four-step plan to re-open the country and revive its economy.
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IRELAND: Country's government announces updated timeline for relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions

The country's government has said that it will press ahead with plans to re-open all retail stores, personal services and non-residential construction in May, with hotels, restaurants and bars to follow sooner than expected in early June. The government committed a month ago to re-opening all shops for the first time this year in May and hotels in June if it could avoid a fourth wave of COVID-19 and speed up its vaccine programme - criteria that it has met. Under the plan, hotels will open their doors again on 2 June, with restaurants and pubs allowed to serve guests outdoors from 7 June.
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ICELANDAIR: Airline adds COVID-19 insurance cover to offering

The Icelandic flag-carrier has announced that it is to offer 'Covid Plus' medical insurance to passengers, which it says will enable instant payouts to affected passengers and give greater peace of mind for current or future travel bookings.
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BERMUDA: Territory's government tightens entry and on-island COVID-19 restrictions

The government of the British island territory has announced a phased program of tightened entry and on-island COVID-19 restrictions to be enforced throughout June in order to curb a recent spike in cases of the virus. Effective 6 June, all visitors aged 10 years and over must submit proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained a maximum of three days prior to arrival; currently, the window applies to a test result obtained at least five days prior to arrival. Test results must then be entered as part of the online travel authorisation process.
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RYANAIR: Airline makes early release of summer 2022 flight schedule

The low-cost airline has made an early release of the schedules for over 1,800 flights per week on 160 routes during summer 2022. The schedule includes destinations such as Faro, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Marseille and Malta; cities such as Budapest, Copenhagen, Lisbon are Rome included.
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EASYJET: Airline extends booking flexibility ahead of summer travel season

The low-cost airline has said that it will introduce more flexible policies ahead of the 2021 summer travel season, in an effort to boost passenger confidence; passengers will be able to change their flights without a fee at any time up to two hours prior to departure. If a mandatory hotel quarantine impacts a destination, passengers can also now request a refund for their flight within four weeks prior to departure if the restriction is still in place, even if flights are still operating.
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SWITZERLAND: Country may permit large-scale public events for COVID-19 vaccinated attendees from July 2021

The country's government said yesterday, 28 April, that it is considering plans to allow public events with up to 3,000 spectators from July, although such events would be restricted to attendees who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, can prove they've recovered from the illness or test negative. Elsewhere, Switzerland this month further eased other COVID-19 restrictions, allowing restaurants to re-open outdoor terraces and sports events to take place with much more limited audiences; cinemas and concert venues can also re-admit limited numbers of guests.
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VUELING: Airline to offer flights from Barcelona to Newcastle, UK from July 2021

The Spanish low-cost airline has said that it's set to offer twice-weekly flights between the UK's Newcastle International Airport and Barcelona this summer; the services will operate to and from Barcelona-El Prat Airport on Wednesdays and Sundays between July and October.
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