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CANADA: Country's government suspends cruise ship operations until February 2022

The country's government has announced that a suspension on cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers will now remain in place until at least 28 February 2022. Also extended is an order prohibiting pleasure craft in Canadian Arctic waters, except for those used by residents of the region.
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AUSTRALIA: State of Victoria re-introduces COVID-19 restrictions from 3 February 2021

The government of the Australian state of Victoria has announced that it has re-introduced a mandate on face masks, in addition to increasing the cap on visitors in homes and pausing an increase on the number of people allowed in offices; the updated measures follow the news of a hotel quarantine worker contracting COVID-19 within the state. From 23.59 (local time) on 3 February, private gatherings have been limited to 15 people and masks are mandatory in indoor settings.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Scotland to introduce hotel quarantine for all arrivals

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that all overseas travellers must undergo mandatory quarantine in hotels. The approach differs from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s targeted quarantine system, under which self-isolation in hotels managed by authorities is mandatory for arrivals from "high-risk" countries.
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SPAIN: Country's government introduces COVID-19 travel restrictions for arrivals from South Africa & Brazil

The country's government has followed the lead of several other European countries in introducing further travel restrictions for arrivals from Brazil and South Africa, in a bid to curb the spread of new strains of COVID-19; only a limited number of passenger flights from these destinations are now permitted to enter. Passengers in transit in Spanish airports are also now not permitted to leave the airport’s transit area. The updated measures came into effect from 09.00 (local time) on 3 February and will last for at least two weeks.
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BULGARIA: Country's government mandates COVID-19 testing for international arrivals

The country's government has announced that all international tourists travelling to Bulgaria will now have to present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival, in an effort by the country to curb the spread of new COVID-19 variants; the negative result must have been obtained from a test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to arrival. In addition, other new entry requirements are in effect from 29 January to 30 April; Bulgarian citizens or legal residents crossing the border without COVID-19 test results must self-isolate for ten days. However, these new requirements do not apply to transit passengers, bus and truck drivers, crews of ships and aircraft.
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MYANMAR: Country's government suspends international flights until 28 February 2021

The country's government has suspended international commercial passenger flights until at least 28 February, in addition to closing all land borders. This follows the news that Myanmar's army have said it has seized power in the country, declaring a state of emergency for a year.
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ROMANIA: Country's government relaxes entry restrictions for COVID-19 vaccinated visitors

The country's government has announced that it has lifted travel restrictions for all EU passengers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19; previously, all incoming travellers were required to quarantine for 14 days. Arriving passengers are now required to wait a minimum of 10 days after their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before travelling to Romania.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Country's government to ease some COVID-19 restrictions under adjusted alert level 'three'

The country's government has announced that South Africa will remain at adjusted COVID-19 alert level 'three', but with an easing of some restrictions. Among them, a nationwide curfew will now be in force only between 23.00 and 04.00 (local time), and many public areas and facilities will be re-opened. The sale and consumption of alcohol is now permitted between certain hours, and faith based gatherings are permitted subject to health protocols. Political gatherings, sports gatherings or social gatherings are however still prohibited. It remains compulsory for every person to wear a face mask in a public place.
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CANADA: Province of Ontario mandates COVID-19 testing from 1 February 2021

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is mandating COVID-19 testing for all arriving international passengers, as part of what they call a six-point plan to battle COVID-19 variants. This new measure took effect as of 00.01 (local time) today, 1 February.
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FRENCH POLYNESIA: Tahiti and Bora Bora suspend tourism until further notice from 3 February 2021

The government of French Polynesia has announced that it has taken the decision to suspend entry to foreign nationals for the purposes of tourism until further notice from 3 February; the decision has been taken in order to protect the islands from new variants of COVID-19. Entry will only be permitted for a limited number of exemptions under the justification of ‘compelling reasons’, like a family or medical emergency.
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UNITED STATES: Country's government mandates face masks on flights and public transportation from 1 February 2021

The country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a mandate for travellers on aircraft and other forms of public transport to wear face masks from 1 February, in a bid to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.
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PHILIPPINES: Country's government lifts entry suspension on passengers from over 30 countries

The country's government has announced that it has lifted a suspension on entry to passengers from over 30 countries and regions, including South Africa, allowing foreign nationals to enter the Philippines; arrivals are, however, subject to certain conditions. Foreign nationals will need to show proof of pre-booked accommodation for at least seven nights in an accredited quarantine hotel/facility; they will also be required to undergo COVID-19 RT-PCR testing on their sixth day of quarantine from date of arrival.
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ICELAND: Country's government to relax entry restrictions for COVID-19 vaccinated arrivals from 1 May 2021

The country's government has announced that from 1 May, international passengers from the EU and approved other countries will be permitted to enter without restrictions providing that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19; provided that qualifying arrivals present an international certificate of vaccination, they will not be subject to any testing or quarantine measures. Prior to 1 May, certificate of vaccination does not exempt travellers from current travel restrictions.
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ARGENTINA: Country's government extends COVID-19 border closure until 28 February 2021

The country's government has announced that it has extended a current COVID-19 border closure until at least 28 February; under the restriction, almost all international passengers are restricted from entering Argentina. There are a limited number of exemptions, including for foreigners who are direct relatives of Argentines, nationals and foreign residents.
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ASKY AIRLINES: Operations to/from Johannesburg suspended until 30 May 2021

Due to travel restriction put in place, please note Asky has suspended operations to/from Johannesburg effective 31ST Jan – 30TH May.
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AUSTRALIA: Country's state governments impose border restrictions with Western Australia (WA)

The governments of the Australian states of Queensland, Northern Territory (NT) and Victoria have announced that they have declared the city of Perth, and other parts of the state of Western Australia (WA) as COVID-19 'hotspots', imposing additional restrictions on arrivals from those states following the news that a hotel quarantine security guard tested positive for the virus.
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AUSTRALIA: State government of Western Australia (WA) announces snap 5-day COVID-19 'lockdown'

The government of the Australian state of Western Australia (WA) has announced new COVID-19 'lockdown' measures, to be imposed with immediate effect from 18.00 (local time) on 31 January until 18.00 (local time) on 5 February; the measures are due to be enforced based on health advice following a positive COVID-19 case detected in a hotel quarantine worker. The 'lockdown' will affect the Perth metropolitan area as well as the Peel and South West regions.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Dubai announces tightening of COVID-19 entry restrictions for international tourists

The government of the UAE emirate of Dubai has changed its entry rules for foreign citizens; on arrival, tourists must present negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test, obtained a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure. Arriving passengers, as before, must also install a special mobile application on their phone to determine their location and well-being while in-destination. Foreign citizens arriving in Dubai now also need to take a second test for COVID-19 and, until the results are known, must quarantine in a hotel or apartment. If the test is positive, then the passenger will be in self-isolation for at least ten days.
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FRANCE: Country's government to increase COVID-19 travel restrictions from midnight on 30 January 2021

The country's government has announced that further COVID-19 travel restrictions will be enforced from midnight (local time) on 30 January; all international travel to and from France from outside of the EU will be suspended, unless there are exceptional circumstances. In addition, a COVID-19 PCR test is required if passengers arrive in France from another EU country, except for trans-border workers. Travel to or from France's overseas territories is not permitted, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
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GERMANY: Country's government announces updated COVID-19 travel restrictions

The country's government has announced updated COVID-19 entry restrictions for passengers from countries deemed as 'high-risk' for the virus due to the ongoing monitoring of variant strains; passengers from countries such as the UK, Brazil, Portugal and South Africa will now face increased restrictions in addition to existing testing and quarantine measures.
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