Search alerts

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRLINES: Operations remain suspended despite announcement of resumption

The airline's operations have remained suspended, despite an SAA press release in May detailing the resumption of Johannesburg-Cape Town services in mid-June. The airline's business practitioners have said that the decision will allow the airline to get a better understanding of what the country's move to COVID-19 level three, due on 1 June, will mean for domestic travel.
South Africa
Airline
South African Airways
Business

GREECE: Passengers from 29 countries to be permitted entry from 15 June 2020

The country's government said today that Greece will open to arrivals from 29 countries from 15 June, which coincides with the start of its peak tourism season. Passengers will be randomly tested, and the list will be updated before 1 July. The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Finland.
United Kingdom
Borders

NORWAY: Business travel from other Nordic countries to resume from 1 June 2020

Norway have said that it will allow entry to business travellers from all other Nordic countries from 1 June, in an announcement made by its government today. The new rules mean business travellers arriving from Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden will no longer be subject to a mandatory 10 day quarantine, which is currently the case for almost all arrivals from overseas.
Denmark
Finland
Iceland
Norway
Sweden
Borders

BAHAMAS: Tourism to re-open from 1 July 2020

Tourism officials announced today that the country will open its borders to international visitors starting on 1 July. To maintain the safety of residents and tourists alike, only islands that have contained the outbreak will be open to tourists. These include Cat Island, Long Island, Abaco and Andros, Mayaguana, Inagua, Crooked Island, Acklins, Long Cay, Ragged Island and Rum Cay.
Borders

PESTANA HOTEL GROUP: Select properties in Portugal to re-open from 5 June 2020

The group will begin opening select properties in Portugal, starting on 5 June. Pestana has introduced various new protocols and procedures in order to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors. During this first phase, the hotels that will be opening include Pestana Cascais in Lisbon; Pestana Viking, Pestana Alvor South Beach and Pestana D. João in Algarve; and The Pousadas de Portugal properties located in Viana do Castel, Ria do Aveiro, Alcácer do Sal, Sagres, Valença and Bragança.
Portugal
Hotel
Pestana Hotel Group

LUFTHANSA GROUP: Flight schedule to expand significantly in June 2020

The airlines belonging to the Lufthansa group are significantly expanding their services in the second half of June 2020. Lufthansa alone will resume flights to around 20 European destinations from Frankfurt International Airport and 34 from Munich International Airport, from 15 June onwards; Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Eurowings and Brussels Airlines will also either add further services or resume suspended operations.
Austria
Belgium
South Africa
Airline
Lufthansa

HUNGARY & SLOVENIA: Travel between the two countries by citizens to resume

Hungary and Slovenia have today eased COVID-19 border restrictions to allow travel by their citizens between the two countries, including the purposes of business travel, their foreign ministers told a joint press conference at the border. From today, citizens can travel between the two countries without any limitation or quarantine.
Hungary
Slovenia
Borders

MGM GRAND: Four Las Vegas hotels set to re-open on 4 June 2020

MGM Grand has said it will re-open four properties in Las Vegas on 4 June after four months of closure. The Bellagio, New York-New York, the MGM Grand Las Vegas and The Signature will open with safety measures including employee screening, social distancing markers and plexiglass barriers.
United States of America
Hotel
MGM Grand

VIETNAM: Visitors from 80 countries to be issued e-visas for entry from 1 July 2020

The country's government has announced that it will allow citizens from 80 countries to enter and exit Vietnam using electronic visas from 1 July. Also released is a list of 37 border gates through which visitors will be able to enter and exit; this comprises of 8 international airports, 16 land ports and 13 seaports.
Vietnam
Borders
Business
Leisure

AUSTRIAN AIRLINES: Airline set to resume flights from 15 June 2020

The airline has announced today that it plans to resume flights from 15 June. Flights will resume to European destinations including London, Paris and Brussels. From 22 June more destinations will be added, bringing the total to 37.
Austria
Belgium
France
South Africa
United Kingdom
Airline
Austrian Airlines

CONTIKI: Global tours suspended until 31 August 2020

The operator has announced that all Contiki trips due to depart on or before 31 August have now been suspended globally. In light of this, they have also published some updated information for affected customers.
Tours
Contiki
Leisure

GERMANY: A warning against travel to 26 EU countries to be lifted by 15 June 2020

Germany will lift a warning against travel to 26 fellow EU countries from 15 June, its foreign minister said today. A government source also said that the step would also include non-EU member states Britain, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. This now opens the way to separate pieces of advice on travel for given regions, and the German cabinet is expected to formally approve the relaxed guidelines for each of those countries next week.
Iceland
Liechtenstein
Norway
Switzerland
United Kingdom
Borders

CELESTYAL CRUISES: Suspension of cruise operations until 30 July 2020

The operator has taken the decision to extend the suspension of sailings until 30 July due to ongoing travel restrictions and temporary port closures. All affected cruise bookings impacted by this extension will be offered a future cruise credit valued at 120% of original booking value.
Greece
Cruise
Celestyal Cruises
Leisure

HERTZ: Global Holdings files for re-organisation under Chapter 11

Hertz Global Holdings (the U.S. based entity) has voluntarily filed for reorganisation under Chapter 11 in the United States legal process. This includes subsidiaries Dollar, Thrifty, Firefly, Hertz Car Sales, and Donlen. Hertz’s principal international operating regions elsewhere are not included in the proceedings and will continue to operate as they did before. Day-to-day operations will continue unaffected at this time.
United States of America
Car
Hertz Global Holdings
Business
Leisure

UK: Government confirms 14-day mandatory self-quarantine for arrivals from 8 June 2020

The UK government has today confirmed plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine period for international arrivals to the UK via airports, ports and by rail. The new measures will take effect from 8 June 2020 and will also be applicable to British nationals returning from overseas.
United Kingdom
Borders

VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: New flights added under agreement with federal government

The airline has announced the addition of new flights and increased frequencies, in conjunction with a federal government agreement to connect essential travellers with critical freight services in Australia. The changes will see the schedule increase from 64 to 76 return services per week, will bring Adelaide and Perth closer together with a new three-times weekly return service. Passengers travelling between Brisbane and Melbourne, Brisbane-Mackay and Brisbane-Cairns will also be given more flexibility to travel with increased frequencies.
Australia
Airline
Virgin Australia
Business
Leisure

AUSTRIA: Hotels are due to re-open from 29 May 2020

Austria has gradually been easing restrictions related to COVID-19 for over a month, with shops, restaurants, bars and some museums having already been opened to visitors; from 29 May, hotels are to follow. In a bid to encourage both leisure and business travel to return, the country has planned a significant expansion to its COVID-19 testing capacity in order to screen hotel staff.
Austria
Hotel

AMTRAK: Acela service to return to the US' Northeast Corridor from 1 June 2020

Beginning June 1, Amtrak is restoring the Acela service on the Northeast Corridor on a modified schedule in response to anticipated increased demand. The modified service will include the restoration of three weekday Acela roundtrips. Northeast regional frequencies will also be increased from eight to 10 roundtrips.
United States of America
Amtrak