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AUSTRALIA: Tasmania declares all of Victoria high-risk

Premier Peter Gutwein has announced that all of Victoria has been declared as high-risk level 2 as of 8.00pm on Thursday, 5 August 2021. Anyone who has spent time in Victoria in the last 14 days will not be able to enter unless deemed as an essential traveller or if you are a returning Tasmanian, in that case, you will need to quarantine in suitable premises.
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Oman Air : to return to Jeddah next week

Oman Air will resume flights to Jeddah on August 11th. The twice-weekly flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday as WY 1675 from Muscat (MCT) and WY 1676 from Jeddah (JED). Flights from Muscat will depart at 15:25 and arrive in Jeddah at 17:40. Flights from Jeddah will depart at 19:40 and arrive in Muscat at 23:45.
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UAE : eases travel restrictions for residents from six countries including India and Pakistan

Fully vaccinated residents and some unvaccinated individuals in certain categories, from prohibited countries, including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Nigeria and Uganda, will be allowed to return to the UAE under the latest travel update issued by authorities. The move was announced on Tuesday by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) and will come into effect as of August 5.
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UAE : taken off red list and upgraded to amber as UK's travel rules change

The UAE and Bahrain will be removed from the UK's travel red list, the British government announced on Wednesday night, providing a major boost to tourism and allowing families to be reunited. They will join other amber list countries, meaning that people entering England from these points of origin do not have to pay to quarantine in a government hotel for 10 days.
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AIR MAURITIUS: Resuming flights to South Africa from October 2021

Effective 01st October 2021, commercial flights to/ from Mauritius are open for sale, subject to approval from authorities.
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AUSTRALIA: Changes to Sydney Airport transit for South Australia arrivals

South Australia Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has announced people must quarantine in SA if they transit through Sydney Airport. The decision has been brought into effect, immediately.
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AUSTRALIA: Lockdown extended in 11 LGAs in QLD

QLD Deputy Premier Steven Miles has announced that the lockdown in 11 LGAs in QLD has been extended until 4pm on Sunday, 08 August 2021. The LGAs are: Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Redland City Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Gold Coast City Council, Noosa Shire Council, Somerset Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council.
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AUSTRALIA: Tasmania closes its border to South East Queensland

Tasmania will close its border to the Greater Brisbane area from 4pm on Saturday, 31 July 2021 in response to that area's snap lockdown. Anyone who has spent time in a high-risk (Level 2) LGA (Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Redland City Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Gold Coast City Council, Noosa Shire Council, Somerset Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council) - including returning Tasmanians - will not be permitted to enter Tasmania unless approved as an essential traveller.
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AUSTRALIA: 11 LGAs in QLD to enter snap lockdown

From 4pm on Saturday 31, July 2021 to 4pm Tuesday, 3 August 2021, people in South-East Queensland will be required to stay at home, except for essential reasons. South-East Queensland is defined as the Local Government Areas of: Brisbane City Council, Logan City Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Ipswich City Council, Redland City Council, Sunshine Coast Regional Council, Gold Coast City Council, Noosa Shire Council, Somerset Regional Council, Lockyer Valley Regional Council and Scenic Rim Regional Council. Anyone who was in South-East Queensland at or after 1am on Saturday, 31 July 2021 is required to follow the same lockdown rules even if they are no longer in South-East Queensland.
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AUSTRALIA: Victoria declares 11 Queensland LGAs as Red Zones

Victoria has declared 11 Queensland local government areas red zones under the state's traffic light permit system. The change applies to the City of Brisbane, Moreton Bay Regional Council, City of Gold Coast, City of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley Regional Council, Logan City, Noosa Shire Council, Redland City, Scenic Rim Regional Council, Somerset Regional Council and Sunshine Coast Regional Council. The red zone declaration means Victorians returning home from the affected areas after 8:00pm on Saturday, July 31 must quarantine for 14 days.
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AUSTRALIA: Mask mandate extended in QLD for another week

The mask mandate that was due to end on Friday, 30 July in Queensland has been extended by another week in the following LGAs; Brisbane City Council, Logan, Moreton Bay, Ipswich, Redlands, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Noosa, Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim.
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UNITED KINGDOM: US and EU travellers can avoid UK quarantine

People who were fully vaccinated in the EU or US will not need to isolate when coming to England, Scotland and Wales from an amber list country. After a meeting of senior UK government ministers yesterday 28 July, the go-ahead was given to treat fully inoculated travellers from the US and Europe the same as British residents, from Monday 2 August at 04:00 am. Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, confirmed the changes would apply to people who are fully inoculated with a vaccine approved by the US and EU medicines regulators. Travellers will still need to take either a lateral flow or PCR test pre-departure and a PCR test on the second day after they arrive.
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EMIRATES AIRLINE: Flights to South Africa remain suspended until 07 Aug 2021

The suspension of passenger uplift from South Africa ( JNB, DUR & CPT) to Dubai has been further extended up to & including 7th August 2021.
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AUSTRALIA: New South Wales lockdown extended for another four weeks

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced the current lockdown affecting Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour will be extended for another four weeks until 12:01am on Saturday, 28 August 2021. Local government areas of Cumberland, Canterbury-Bankstown, Blacktown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Parramatta, Campbelltown, and Georges River also remain as areas with the strictest restrictions in New South Wales.
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easyJet : to offer Morocco connection from Glasgow this winter

easyJet has confirmed the launch of new flights from Glasgow to Morocco this winter. From November 4th, flights and holidays will take off from Glasgow Airport to the popular beach destination of Agadir, offering customers in Scotland even more choice for enjoying a holiday this winter.
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Manchester Airport : welcomes new airlines to T2 development

Manchester Airport has confirmed a new tranche of airlines will be moving into the Terminal Two development. The facility opened to its first customers last week, with flights initially being operated by Jet2.com, TUI and then Singapore Airlines. After the success of these operations – and as travel restrictions ease – the airport has confirmed the next airlines to move will be Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Brussels Airlines.
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Emirates : launches new flight to Miami, Florida

Emirates is connecting global business and leisure travellers with its first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami. The airline celebrated the inaugural flight of its four times a week service when it touched down in Miami at 11:00 local time on Saturday. Emirates flight EK213 was welcomed by Miami International Airport with a water cannon salute, and drew in an audience of passengers, aviation fans and guests.
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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa moves to adjusted alert level three

South Africa will move to adjusted alert level three with immediate effect. All COVID-19 health and safety protocols must be followed, including observance of guidelines for social distancing, sanitation, hygiene and use of appropriate personal protective equipment, like cloth face masks. The following measures will be implemented - A curfew will be in place between 10h00 pm and 04h00 am. Should your travel to/from an airport fall outside of curfew hours, you will need to produce your ticket or travel itinerary to show your reason for travel. Inter-provincial travel will resume. All gatherings are permitted however only a minimum of 50 people indoors and 100 people outdoors will be allowed. Smaller venues are only permitted to operate at 50% capacity. Non-essential establishments such as restaurants, taverns, bars and fitness centers may open however will need to close by 21h00 pm in light of curfew. The sale of alcohol at retail outlets for off-site consumption is only permitted Monday to Thursday, between 10h00 am and 18h00 pm. The sale of alcohol for on-site consumption is permitted as per licensing conditions and up to 20h00pm. Schools will re-open on 26 July 2021 according to strict health protocols.
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NEW ZEALAND: Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand suspended

The NZ Government has suspended quarantine-free travel from Australia to New Zealand from 11.59 pm (NZT), Friday 23 July. The suspension will continue for a further 8 weeks and will be reviewed in September. For 7 days from 11.59 pm (NZ) Friday 23 July, eligible travellers will be able to return to New Zealand.
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AUSTRALIA: QLD closes border to NSW and extends make mandate

QLD will close its border to NSW from 01.00am on Friday, 23 July 2021. NSW will remain a declared hotspot for four weeks, with a possible earlier review pending the outcome of their current outbreak. NSW/QLD border zone residents can only enter the state for essential reasons. This includes: Healthcare, work, education, essential shopping and caring for vulnerable people. QLD residents will be able to travel into the NSW border zone for similar reasons, but not further than the border zone. QLD residents can return from non-border zone locations in NSW, but will need to complete 14 days in hotel quarantine. Face mask restrictions will continue to apply for South East Queensland until Friday, 30 July 2021. This includes anyone who has been to the impacted areas in South East Queensland in the last 14 days. Other restrictions have been eased.
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