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NEW ZEALAND: NZ to suspend arrivals from India

New Zealand will temporarily suspend arrivals from India in response to a high number of arrivals from the nation testing positive for COVID-19 upon day 0 testing in NZ. The suspension of entry applies to all who have been in India in the previous 14 days, including New Zealand citizens and residents, and will be in place until Wednesday 28 April 2021.
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JAPAN: Country's government caps passenger capacity for international airlines

The country's government has announced further restrictions to be placed upon airlines and international arrivals; a limit of no more than 100 passengers per flight for international airlines will now be enforced. The change is to ensure sufficient quarantine facilities for inbound travellers. Due to the emergence of COVID-19 variants, all passengers must spend the first three days of quarantine at a government facility, before proceeding to undertake the remainder of the two-week quarantine in a hotel or other booked accommodation.
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FRANCE: Country's government to ease COVID-19 restrictions on international travel

The country's foreign ministry announced today, 11 March, that France will ease some COVID-19 restrictions on international travel outside of Europe; passengers arriving to or from Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Britain and Singapore will no longer need a compelling reason to travel. All other restrictions, such as a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test result obtained no more than 72 hours before travel, will remain in place. An official decree with further, confirmed information is due to be published on 12 March.
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THAILAND: Country's government to reduce mandatory COVID-19 quarantine period for vaccinated arrivals

The country's government has announced that from 'next month', it will reduce its mandatory COVID-19 quarantine period for international arrivals from 14 days to seven, for those arriving in the country having already been vaccinated against the virus. Vaccinations must have been administered within three months prior to arrival, and visitors will still be required to show negative COVID-19 test results obtained a maximum of three days prior to their departure.
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SINGAPORE AIRLINES: Airline to begin testing IATA's 'Travel Pass' health verification app from 15 March 2021

The airline has announced that from 15 March it will begin testing the International Air Transport Association's 'Travel Pass' mobile health verification app on flights from Singapore to London; from this date, passengers on that route using Apple iOS-enabled phones will be able to download the app and create a digital identification with their photo and passport information. They also can submit flight information and book a COVID-19 test at one of seven participating clinics in Singapore, after which their test results can be viewed directly in the app. Check-in staff at Singapore's Changi airport can then verify their status via the app, which will speed up the check-in process.
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CHINA: Country launches COVID-19 vaccination certificates for citizens embarking on cross-border travel

The country's government has announced the launch of a digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate for its citizens planning cross-border travels. In a statement issued on China's foreign ministry website, it's stated that the certificates hold details about the holder’s COVID-19 vaccination information and test results; however, it's not immediately clear with which countries China is forming an agreement with for the use of these certificates. Domestically, China has not yet announced any relaxation of quarantine restrictions for people arriving in China who are vaccinated against COVID-19.
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THAILAND: Country's government launches a COVID-19 'yacht quarantine' plan to boost tourism

The country's government has announced a new plan as part of efforts to boost tourism, allowing visitors to undergo a COVID-19 quarantine period on board yachts located in the waters around Phuket, in Thailand's gulf. Members of the Royal Thai Navy will monitor and track the boats, and once visitors complete their 14-day quarantine they'll be permitted to moor at a dock in Phuket and enter the island. Qualifying visitors must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, and will also have their health and location monitored via a smart wristband.
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HILTON HOTELS: Hilton offers event planners COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their attendees

The hotel brand has announced that from this month, event planner partners who book or have booked an event at any U.S. property will gain access to the 'EventReady Playbook' - a manual including a list of third party partners that can provide a variety of COVID-19 testing and health screening options; among other options this will include same day, on-site COVID-19 testing.
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MALAYSIA: Country launches 'safe travel' portal for business travellers from 3 March 2021

The country's government has announced that from 3 March it is welcoming business travellers with the launch of the 'safe travel' portal, which contains information and advisory services for both short- and long-term business travellers. Short-term business travellers staying in the country for 14 days or less may now be considered for exemption from mandatory quarantine, subject to the approval. Business travellers must however obtain relevant visas, if applicable, from the respective embassy or high commission prior to departure for Malaysia.
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GULF AIR: Airline to resume flights to Singapore from 1 April 2021

The airline - the national carrier of Bahrain - has announced that it will resume flights to Singapore from 1 April. Operated by the flagship Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the Singapore route will be added to Bangkok and Manila in the list of Asian destination offered by the carrier.
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CHINA: Country's government introduces pre-departure quarantine for passengers from 'high-risk' destinations

The country's government has announced that it will now require passengers arriving from some destinations deemed 'high-risk' for COVID-19 to complete 14 days of self-quarantine prior to departure. The new rule applies to a number of African countries including the Republic of Congo, Seychelles, and South Africa, as well as other high-risk locations including Egypt, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia, according to the respective Chinese embassy websites. Passengers will also now be requited to take COVID-19 PCR and antibody tests at designated venues within 48 hours of boarding to qualify for a green health code. Upon arrival in China, travellers will not be exempt from standard quarantine requirements.
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JAZEERA AIRWAYS: Kuwaiti low-cost airline to launch direct flights to Sri Lanka from 21 February 2021

The low-cost Kuwait-based airline has announced that it will be launching direct flights between Kuwait and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo twice per week; the first service is due to depart on 21 February.
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MAURITIUS: Country's government updates entry restrictions for passengers from South Africa, UK, Japan and Brazil

The country's government has published updated entry restrictions for international arrivals from some countries, in a further bid to limit the spread of new variants of COVID-19; if passengers have been in or transited through the UK, South Africa , Japan or Brazil within the previous 15 days they won't be permitted to enter Mauritius until at least 28 February. Arrivals must also undergo COVID-19 (PCR) testing no more than seven days prior to departure for Mauritius, in addition to testing on arrival, and and on days seven and 14 of a mandatory hotel quarantine period. Locally, social distancing measures and face masks are mandated in public, including in workplaces and on public transport.
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QATAR AIRWAYS: Airline to resume flights to Moscow from 2 March 2021

The middle-eastern airline has announced that it will be resuming flights to Moscow from 2 March, in addition to once again connecting to other destinations such as the Maldives and Zanzibar from its Doha hub. The airline is to resume three flights per week to Moscow, operated by an Airbus A320 offering 12 seats in business class and 120 seats in economy.
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MYANMAR: Country's government suspends air operations until at least 31 May 2021

The UK's Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) has reported that the government and military of Myanmar have directed airports to close, with all domestic and international commercial passenger flights to remain suspended until 31 May at the earliest.
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JAPAN: Country's government extends COVID-19 entry restrictions until 7 March 2021

The country's government has announced that it has extended a current state of emergency, which will now last until at least 7 March 2021; a suspension of entry for foreign travellers for the purposes of tourism has also been extended. At present, no foreign travellers are allowed to visit the country for this purpose, with arrivals from 152 countries suspended outright with very few exceptions.
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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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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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CHINA: Country's government mandates COVID-19 testing on domestic travellers from low-risk areas

The country's national government in Beijing has said that domestic visitors arriving in the capital from low-risk areas around mainland China must present a negative COVID-19 test result prior to arrival; the new measure will be in place until at least 15 March. Visitors from high and medium-risk areas remain barred from entering the city. Testing must occur within seven days prior to entry to Beijing, and travellers must also monitor their health and undergo further testing on the seventh and 14th day following their arrival.
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PHILIPPINES: Country's government extends COVID-19 measures in the city of Manila

The country's government today, 29 January, announced that it had extended partial COVID-19 restrictions in the capital city of Manila until at least the end of February, in a big to slow a spike in infections of the virus; the measures include the limited operations of shopping malls and dine-in eateries, as well as curbs on gatherings and public transport capacity. Meanwhile, the country's government today also relaxed travel curbs on international travellers coming from more than 30 countries including the U.S and China, starting from next month.
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