Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday signed an order imposing new vaccine requirements for most foreign national air travelers and lifting severe travel restrictions on China, India and much Europe effective Nob.8, the White House said. The extraordinary U.S. travel restrictions were first imposed in early 2020 to address the spread of COVID … More Biden Imposes New International Travel Vaccine Rules, Lifts Existing

Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – New rules requiring people in Saudi Arabia to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine before entering certain public place come into effect today, October 10. Under the new regulations announced on October 1, anyone wishing to enter government buildings, schools, events, or use public transportation and air travel must have received … More Saudi Arabia’s New COVID – 19 Vaccination Rules Come Into Effect

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

PARIS, France – The effectiveness of the Pfizer Inc/BioNTech SE vaccine in preventing infection by the coronavirus dropped to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to data published on Monday that U.S. health agencies considered when deciding on the need for booster shots. The data, which was published in the Lancet … More Pfizer/BioNTech COVID – 19 Vaccine Effectiveness Drops After 6 Months, Study Shows

UK To Open Up More Travel By Scrapping Hotel Quarantine For Dozens Of Countries – Telegraph

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will open more countries for hotel quarantine – free travel later this week, The Sunday Telegraph reported, saying that the U.K.’s ‘red list’ of destinations would be slashed to nine from 54. Fully vaccinated arrivals from countries including South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia will no longer have … More UK To Open Up More Travel By Scrapping Hotel Quarantine For Dozens Of Countries – Telegraph

Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

RIYAHD/Saudi Arabia – The Saudi Interior Minister reiterated on Friday that full vaccination against COVID-19 is necessary to enter public and private institution, attend school and public transportation. Quoting an official source at the Ministry, it said the decision is based on what health authorities have submitted about what has proven by the competent national … More Saudi Arabia: Full Vaccination Mandatory To Attend Events, Ride Public Transport

Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus

Dubai/UAE – – Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein contracted coronavirus and his parents King Abdullah and Queen Rania, who tested negative, will protectively self – isolate for five days, the palace said on Monday. ‘His Highness Prince Hussein, who had received the vaccine against the coronavirus, showed mild symptoms and is in very good health’, the … More Jordan’s Crown Prince Contracts Coronavirus

Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School

Paris / France – Twelve million French children headed back to school on Thursday, wearing facemasks, using sanitizer at the entrance and standing distance from each other in the yard under strict government rules aimed at curbing the spread of COVID – 19. ‘This is very different from usual ‘back – to – school’, said … More Facemasks And Sanitizer As French Kids Go Back To School

E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel

Paris / France – The European Union on Monday removed five countries including the US, Lebanon, and Israel from its list of countries exempted from restrictions on non-essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic  Schengen Visa Info said that the removal from the list means that the Member States are advised to reimpose the entry ban … More E.U. Imposes COVID – 19 Travel Ban On ‘Non – Essential’ Travel From U.S., Lebanon, And Israel