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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: UAE suspends flights from India for 10 days from 25 April 2021

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that it has suspended passenger flights from India effective 25 April for the 10 days; furthermore, passengers who have transited through India in the last 14 days will not be accepted to travel from any other point to the UAE. The measure has been taken in response to sharp rises in COVID-19 cases and variants within India.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume Mexico City connections in July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume four weekly services to Mexico City via Barcelona from 2 July; the route will be operated with a two-class Emirates Boeing 777-200LR aircraft which offers 38 business class seats in a two-two-two configuration and 264 seats in economy. Emirates flight EK255 will depart Dubai at 03.25, arriving in Barcelona at 08.35, before departing again at 10.50 and arriving into Mexico City at 16.05 the same day (all local times).
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AUSTRALIA: Perth and Peel region to enter snap three-day COVID-19 'lockdown'

The government of the state of Western Australia (WA) has announced that Perth and the neighbouring region of Peel are to enter a three-day COVID-19 'lockdown' from 23.59 (local time) on Friday 23 April; the measures are in response to an outbreak of COVID-19 in WA's hotel quarantine system. Restrictions during the three day period will include the requirement to leave home only for essential reasons, and the wearing of face masks in public during all but rigorous exercise.
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JAPAN: Country's government confirms state of emergency for Tokyo and Osaka regions

The country's government has confirmed the pending implementation of what it calls a 'short and powerful' state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures, as the country battles to contain a spike in cases of COVID-19. Under the measures to be enforced from 25 April to 11 May, the government will require restaurants, bars, and karaoke parlours serving alcohol to close, and big sporting events to be held without spectators. Department stores, cinemas and other commercial facilities larger than 1,000 square metres will need to close, while companies will be asked to make greater allowances for people to work from home; schools will though remain open.
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FRENCH POLYNESIA: Tahiti's islands to re-open to U.S. passengers from 1 May 2021

The government of the islands of Tahiti has said that they will re-open their borders from 1 May to U.S. passengers, and will waive quarantine requirements for those who are vaccinated for COVID-19, or can show proof of recent recovery. However, all passengers will still have to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within three days of departing for Tahiti, and take another test on arrival. Arrivals without proof of a vaccine or antibodies, as well as children under 16 who currently aren't eligible for vaccines, will have to quarantine for 10 days on arrival.
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UNITED STATES: U.S. government adds 116 countries to its 'do not travel' advisory list

The U.S. State Department has added at least 116 countries this week to its 'Level Four: Do Not Travel' advisory, putting the UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others on the list, citing a 'very high' level of COVID-19. Previously the department said it would boost the number of countries receiving its highest advisory rating to about 80% of countries worldwide; after multiple updates throughout the week, it now lists a total of 150 countries out of an approximate total of 200. It is not known when the updates will be completed.
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ECUADOR: Country's government imposes increased COVID-19 restrictions

The country's government yesterday, 21 April, implemented a nighttime curfew and other local mobility restrictions in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases threatening to overwhelm hospitals; in 16 of the country's 24 provinces, only workers in the healthcare, food and other sectors deemed essential will be allowed to circulate over weekends and during evenings from Monday through to Thursday while the measure is in place - which will be for 28 days from 23 April.
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ANGUILLA: Country imposes 14-day COVID-19 'lockdown' from 22 April 2021

The country's deputy director of tourism has said that the government of Anguilla will impose a 14-day COVID-19 'lockdown' from 23.59 (local time) on 22 April, citing a surge in cases of the virus on the island as the cause. The airport, and ferry services connecting Anguilla with St. Maarten/Martin, are closed to incoming passengers, although those already on the island will be allowed to leave. Otherwise, all people on other than those providing essential services are required to stay home; public gatherings are prohibited; schools are closed, and restaurants and other food establishments are restricted to take-out services only.
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EMIRATES: Airline extends suspension of passenger services to South Africa until 30 May 2021

The Dubai-based airline has confirmed that the suspension of inbound flights from South Africa (Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town) to Dubai has been further extended up to & including 30 May; up until this date only daily passenger services outbound from Dubai to Johannesburg will continue.
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SINGAPORE: Country's government permits South African passengers to transit via Singapore

The government of Singapore has eased travel restrictions and will now once again allow South African passengers to transit through the country. Only passengers transiting through Singapore Changi Airport are affected, and restrictions for people wanting to enter Singapore from South Africa remain in force.
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CURACAO: Caribbean national increases COVID-19 entry restrictions for U.S. passengers

The island's government has announced the addition of an entry requirement for U.S. passengers; a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on the third day of a stay in Curacao is now mandatory, in addition to the existing entry requirements of a Digital Immigration Card and a Passenger Locator Card (PLC) uploaded within 48 hours of travel - and proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of departure. Passengers typically will receive their antigen test results within 20 minutes to one hour, on average. The antigen tests in Curacao vary in price but typically start at $20 USD.
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FRANCE: Country's domestic COVID-19 travel restrictions reportedly set to end on 3 May 2021

The country's domestic COVID-19 travel restrictions, set up to curb the spread of the virus, may be due to end on 3 May according to a report by Reuters quoting a French government source. The country's president announced France’s third national lockdown at the end of March, and the government has previously said it could re-open some businesses and leisure activities - such as outdoor seating at bars and restaurants - by mid-May.
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CANADA: Country's border with the U.S. to remain closed until at least 21 May 2021

The Canadian government has announced that its land border with the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month until 21 May. The land border restrictions, aimed at controlling the COVID-19 pandemic, were first announced in March 2020 and have thus far been renewed monthly.
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SABA: Caribbean island to welcome visitors from 'high-risk' countries from 1 May 2021

The Caribbean island has said that it will begin to welcome visitors from countries deemed 'high-risk' for COVID-19, including the United States, from 1 May; However, passengers need to obtain approval before arriving in Saba via info@sabagov.nl. Fully COVID-19 vaccinated adults must present proof of a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival and are not required to quarantine. Non-vaccinated travelers must quarantine for five days and take a rapid COVID-19 antigen test on day five.
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JAPAN: Country's government reportedly considering a state of emergency for Tokyo and Osaka regions

The government of Japan is considering the declaration of a state of emergency for Tokyo and Osaka, according to broadcaster NHK, in order to curb the increased spread of COVID-19; Osaka's neighbouring prefectures of Hyogo and Kyoto could also be affected. If adopted in all four regions, the emergency measures would cover close to a quarter of Japan’s population of 126 million. In Tokyo, reports suggest this could span from 29 April to 9 May in order to incorporate the annual 'Golden Week' holiday period.
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BARBADOS: Island's international airport re-opens following volcanic ash cleanup

The island's Grantley Adams airport has re-opened following a week-long closure due to the ash fall from La Soufriere volcano on St. Vincent. In St. Vincent, however, Argyle airport remains closed due to heavy ash fall; the island was hit by another eruption on 18 April, blanketing St. Vincent with another layer of ash.
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ETIHAD: Airline's passengers to trial IATA Travel Pass app until 31 May 2021

The airline has announced that its passengers due to travel before 31 May will be among the first to trial the IATA Travel Pass app to manage their travel health credentials. The new technology will be tried on routes from the airline's hub in Abu Dhabi to Chicago, New York, Washington and Toronto; the app will enable Etihad’s passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to receive COVID-19 test results and verify they are eligible to undertake their journey.
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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Region's government may impose curbs on those not vaccinated for COVID-19

The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reportedly warned that it could impose restrictions on people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, as the region’s business and tourism hub pushes its immunisation campaign. The UAE, where social distancing and mask-wearing in public are required, is among the countries with the world’s fastest COVID-19 vaccination programmes.
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UNITED AIRLINES: Airline adds flights to Croatia, Greece and Ireland for Summer 2021

The U.S. airline has announced that it will add flight services to Croatia, Greece and Iceland during Summer 2021, as United focusses its upcoming transatlantic schedules on countries which are easing COVID-19 travel restrictions. The airline will fly between Newark and Dubrovnik, Croatia, three-times weekly from 8 July through to 3 October; it will expand its Greece service with daily flights from Washington Dulles to Athens running between 1 July and 3 October; finally, United will fly daily between Chicago and Reykjavik from 1 July through to 3 October, competing on the route with Icelandair.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK government to add India to its 'red list' from 23 April 2021

The UK’s Department of Transport has announced a change to be made to England’s ‘red list’ from 04.00 (GMT) on Friday 23 April 2021. From this date, visitors who have departed from or transited through India in the previous 10 days will be refused entry to England. Only British and Irish citizens, or those with residence rights (including long-term visa holders) will be permitted to enter; however, they must stay in a government-approved facility for 10 days.
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