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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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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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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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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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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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QATAR AIRWAYS: Airline to resume flights to Brisbane from 20 May 2020

Qatar Airways has announced plans to resume scheduled service to Brisbane from 20 May. The carrier will offer three flights per week to Queensland’s capital operated with an A350-1000 aircraft configured with 46 seats in business class and 281 seats in economy.
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INTREPID: Global tours extended until 30 September 2020

Intrepid Travel has announced the suspension all tours (excluding some Australia trips) globally until at least 30 September. In light of this, they have published updated information for affected customers, including the automatic issuance of a future travel credit.
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RYANAIR: Airline to restore 40% of scheduled flights from 1 July 2020

Ryanair today announced plans to return to 40% of normal flight schedules from 1 July. The airline will operate a daily flight schedule of almost 1,000 flights, restoring 90% of its pre-COVID-19 route network.
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GLOBUS: Tour operations suspended until 31 August 2020 and FAQ's launched

The operator has made the decision to suspend operations through to 31 August. In light of this, Globus has introduced an unprecedented program designed to give their travellers options and peace-of-mind when considering their travel plans - the Peace of Mind Travel Plan.
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AVALON WATERWAYS: Cruises suspended until 31 August 2020

The cruise operator has taken the decision to suspend operations through to 31 August. In light of this, Avalon Waterways has introduced an unprecedented program designed to give their travellers options and peace-of-mind when considering their travel plans - the Peace of Mind Travel Plan.
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COSMOS: Suspension of operations extended until 31 August 2020

The operator has made the decision to suspend operations through to 31 August. In light of this, Cosmos has introduced an unprecedented program designed to give their travellers options and peace-of-mind when considering their travel plans - the Peace of Mind Travel Plan.
South Africa
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