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ALITALIA: Services from Rome to London and New York to resume from 2 June 2020

The airline has announced plans to ramp up services next month, including the resumption of its non-stop Rome-New York routes from 2 June. Alitalia is currently operating about 12% of flights compared with this time last year, but says it will resume direct services from Rome to Madrid and Barcelona in June, as well as flights between Milan and southern Italy. In total the airline will operate 30 routes to 25 airports (15 in Italy and ten elsewhere), offering around 36 per cent more flights than in May.
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AMAWATERWAYS: Cruise suspension extended until 31 July 2020

The cruise provider has extended suspensions for river cruise sailings embarking up until 31 July. They have also launched a series of FAQ's for affected passengers and a peace of mind policy for departures due to travel from 1 August onwards.
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LUXURY GOLD: Update on suspension of trips until 31 August 2020

The operator has published updated information for affected passengers of suspended trips that were due to travel up until 31 August. A series of FAQ's is available and customers are able to postpone their trips with the automatic issuance of a future travel credit.
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SINGAPORE: Travellers allowed to transit through Changi Airport from 2 June 2020

Travellers will gradually be allowed to transit through Changi Airport from 2 June, as Singapore embarks on its phased exit from the circuit breaker period. Stringent measures will be in place to ensure transit passengers remain in designated facilities within the transit area and do not mix with other passengers at the airport. Existing precautionary measures, such as safe distancing, will also continue to be enforced.
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Suspension of most sailings until 31 July 2020 announced

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has announced that it has extended the suspension of most sailings across its cruise brands until 31 July. This is with the exception of sailings from China, which will be suspended until the end of June.
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TRAFALGAR: Guided holidays suspended until 31 August 2020

Trafalgar has temporarily suspended all guided holidays across the globe for trips departing up and until 31 August 2020. Affected customers are able to suspend their trips using automatically issues future travel credits for use before 31 December 2022.
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COSTSAVER: Guided holidays suspended until 31 August 2020

Costsaver has temporarily suspended all guided holidays across the globe for trips departing up and until 31 August 2020. Affected customers are able to suspend their trips using automatically issues future travel credits for use before 31 December 2022.
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G ADVENTURES: Tours suspended until 31 July 2020 and FAQ's released

The tour operator has taken the decision to suspend all tours departing between 16 March and 31 July due to travel restrictions being implemented across destinations globally. This suspension also includes all tours on the G Expedition departing in August. A series of FAQ's has been released in order to assist affected customers.
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BUSABOUT: Latest updates on 2020 trip suspensions released

The tour operator have released an important update on the suspension of departures, customer well-being, FAQ's on travel credit for those affected by cancellations and the suspension of the hop-on hop-off network until 2021.
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FINNAIR: Airline plans to resume flights to 40 destinations from 1 July 2020

The airline has today published a new traffic plan, in a bid to 'ramp up' its list of destinations from 1 July. As well as regular services across Europe, passengers will be able to access 11 weekly services to Japan plus others to Chinese cities. From August, they plan to resume services to New York, the airline's key US destination.
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UAE: Holders of residency visas to be permitted to return from 1 June 2020

The government of the United Arab Emirates has said today that it will welcome the return of valid residency visa holders from 1 June, who are currently overseas but have relatives inside the country. Since 19 March, the entry of residence visa holders who were outside of the UAE has been suspended over COVID-19 concerns.
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QATAR AIRWAYS: Airline to introduce temporary safety measures including mandatory PPE for passengers

Qatar Airways has further enhanced its onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew. The airline is implementing several changes, including the introduction of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits for cabin crew while onboard, as well as a modified service that reduces interactions between the passengers and the crew inflight.
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NETWORK RAIL: UK train network to add an extra 3,000 daily services

Network Rail has from today added extra services to aid social distancing, starting with an additional 3,000 trains per day. Passenger carrying capacity with these measures in place, however, remains very constrained with the ability to carry only around 10-13% of normal levels.
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KUWAIT & QATAR: Fines and imprisonment imposed for failing to wear face masks

Kuwait and Qatar both announced today that they will impose either large fines or imprisonment on anyone failing to wear a face mask in order to combat COVID-19. Kuwait’s health ministry said anyone caught could face up to three months in prison, while Qatar state TV reported the maximum penalty there would be three years; fines are to range anywhere from 16,000-55,000 US dollars.
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