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SPAIN: Spain classifies South Africa ‘high risk’

The latest update for South African residents wanting to travel to Spain reveals that SA is on a list of high-risk countries. Although there are no more restrictions on flights from South Africa a 10-day quarantine will apply for anyone coming from South Africa to Spain. Quarantine could be finalised sooner if on the seventh day a negative result for an infection-diagnostic test can be shown. Travellers from South Africa are limited to those who are residents in Spain or Andorra and spouses of Spanish citizens, with few exceptions.
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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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TURKEY: Turkey bans flights from several countries

Turkey recently deemed Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka high-risk, but allowed passengers from these to enter the country with a 72-hour PCR test and 14-day quarantine upon arrival. However, Turkey’s Interior Ministry issued a circular stating that the country had suspended direct flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka as of July 1 and until further notice. Turkish authorities announced that the nation was suspending direct flights only from these six countries due to the spike of the new variants of the COVID-19 virus.
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NIGERIA: Nigeria bans travelers from certain countries

Travellers who have visited Brazil, India, South Africa or Turkey within fourteen (14) days preceding travel to Nigeria shall be denied entry into Nigeria. This regulation does not apply to passengers who transited through these countries, citizens of Nigeria and resident permit holders.
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HONG KONG: Hong Kong bans passenger flights from the United Kingdom

To curb the spread of new variants of COVID-19, the Hong Kong government announced yesterday 28 June that all passenger flights from the UK would be banned from flying to Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, starting Thursday 1 July. Hong Kong authorities classified the UK as “extremely high risk” because of the “recent rebound of the epidemic situation in the UK and the widespread Delta variant virus strain there”. Under the new classification, people who have stayed in the UK for more than two hours will be restricted from boarding passenger flights to Hong Kong.
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NETHERLANDS: The Netherlands reopens to numerous countries

The Netherlands has removed restrictions for travellers from various countries and eased regulations for several more. Travellers do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test, provided they come from a country where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low. They are also not required to self-quarantine. Travel to The Netherlands from the following countries was previously highly regulated, but is now restriction-free: Albania, Belgium, All of Croatia, Estonia, All of France, All of Greece (except Athens), Hong Kong, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macau, North Macedonia, Slovenia, Taiwan and the United States
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AUSTRIA: Austria reopens to Americans

Austria has lifted its travel restrictions and reopened its borders to US visitors. Since Thursday 24 June, American citizens and residents have been allowed to enter Austria without the need to quarantine, provided they meet the requirements of Austria’s COVID-19 travel protocols. Travellers must meet any of the following three criteria to enter Austria: Proof of vaccination (vaccination certificate), proof of recovery from COVID-19 (from a doctor or public authority in the past six months), and a negative COVID-19 test result (either a PCR or rapid antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival).
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UNITED KINGDOM: The United Kingdom updates green travel list

The English government has published an update to its list of travel destinations under the traffic light system. The announcement came first from Northern Ireland and has been mirrored by England, Wales and Scotland. As widely expected, Malta has been added to the green list, with the Balearic Islands and the Caribbean nations of Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, and Grenada added to a green watchlist, meaning at any moment these may be moved to amber. In addition, the UK overseas territories of Anguilla and Montserrat, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Pitcairn, and Turks and Caicos Islands have also been added to the green watchlist.
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AIRBALTIC: Airline launches new flight service to Greek island of Corfu

The Latvian airline has launched a new weekly summer seasonal flight service between Riga and the Greek island of Corfu; the new route is performed in cooperation with partner Mouzenidis Travel, and will operate once per week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft.
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PORTUGAL: Country's government re-opens borders to U.S. leisure passengers

The government of Portugal has announced in a press release that effective immediately, its borders are open to all U.S. passengers who can present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to departure, or a negative antigen test result obtained within 24 hours of departure.
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EUROWINGS: Low-cost German airline to establish new base in Prague

The German low-cost airline, a subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group, has announced that it is expanding its European network with the opening of a new base in Prague. Initially stationing two Airbus A320 aircraft in the Czech capital from October - by the summer of 2022, three aircraft will take off for Eurowings with Prague becoming the tenth Eurowings base in Europe. This means that for the first time, the Lufthansa Group subsidiary will then be able to offer non-stop connections from Prague to business and holiday destinations throughout Europe.
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FINNAIR: Airline introduces new overhaul of ticketing structure

The airline has announced that has from today, 15 June, introduced a completely new 'Business Light' ticket category, as well as renewing other ticket types. Passengers can choose a ticket from three types – 'Light', 'Classic' and 'Flex' – that are available for both business and economy class for all short-haul and most intercontinental journeys. When booking a ticket, passengers select the travel class experience they prefer and the level of flexibility for making reservation changes – along with some additional services included in the ticket.
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STOBART AIR: Regional short-haul airline ceases trading in Ireland

Regional short-haul airline Stobart Air, which operated a number of flight services on behalf of Aer Lingus, has ceased trading and is in the process of appointing a liquidator. The Dublin-based airline connected a range of UK airports with points in Ireland across 12 routes; all have now been cancelled. Aer Lingus is now communicating with customers and trade partners to advise them of their options for refund or re-booking.
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UNITED KINGDOM: UK government delays relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions until 19 July 2021

The UK government has announced the next stage of the country's 'roadmap' to relax COVID-19 restrictions is to be delayed for four weeks until at least 19 July, both to allow further time for vaccinations and in light of the rapid spread of new variants of the virus internationally.
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WIZZ AIR: Airline to launch first ever UK domestic flight service from July 2021

The Abu Dhabi-based low-cost airline has announced the launch of its first ever UK domestic services, with flights from its Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff bases to Jersey; beginning in July, these flights will operate twice weekly.
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EMIRATES: Airline to resume flights to Malta and Cyprus from 14 July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will resume three weekly services to Malta via Larnaca, Cyprus, from 14 July; the resumption further expands its European network to 34 destinations and enhanced connectivity via Dubai.
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EMIRATES: Airline to launch two new France flight routes from July 2021

The Dubai-based airline has announced that it will will resume flights to Nice from 2 July and Lyon 9 July, initially offering four flights per week to each French city; the move is in line with France easing its COVID-19 entry requirements for visitors. The lifting of entry restrictions will enable travellers based in the UAE to visit France without the need for quarantine.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Country's government announces intentions to re-open transatlantic U.S. travel

The UK government released a statement late on 9 June stating in conjunction with the U.S. government, it is expecting to agree to work to open up travel between the two countries 'as soon as possible'. However, U.S. and UK airline officials say that they do not expect Washington to lift restrictions until around 4 July at the earliest.
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Airline confirms resumption of non-stop Manchester flights from 17 July 2021

The airline has confirmed the return of its non-stop Manchester route from 17 July; initially, the flight will operate three times weekly to and from Singapore, with an A350-900 aircraft - but it is hoped that in time this can gradually increase, and also include the return of the westbound transatlantic connection to Houston, USA.
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SPAIN: Country re-opens borders to COVID-19 vaccinated international passengers

The country's government started its summer tourism season on 7 June, as it re-opened its borders to COVID-19 vaccinated visitors from most countries, as well as European visitors who can prove that they are not currently infected. Visitors need proof they were fully vaccinated at least 14 days before the trip, or that they overcame a COVID-19 infection in the past six months.
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