UAE Resumes Issuing Tourist Visas To Vaccinated Travellers

Dubai / United Arab Emirates said it will resume issuing tourist visas to vaccinated travelers from Aug.30, the state news agency (WAM) reported on Saturday. The decision also covered people coming in from countries from which the UAE had previously barred entry, WAM reported. In those cases, visitors would have to take a COVID – … More UAE Resumes Issuing Tourist Visas To Vaccinated Travellers

Emirates Flight To Kabul Diverts To Dubai, Flydubai Suspends Services

Emirates airline said a flight to Kabul on Sunday was diverted due to the temporary closure of the runway at the airport, while fellow Dubai state – owned carried Flydubai suspended services. The Emirates Boing 777  – 300 flight circled over the Afghanistan capital, aircraft tracking website FlightRadar24  showed, before returning to Dubai in the … More Emirates Flight To Kabul Diverts To Dubai, Flydubai Suspends Services

Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

The Saudi Public Prosecution office has warned it will impose fines of up to SR500,000 ($133,323) on passengers breaching travel ban restrictions by boarding flights to countries hit by the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Similar penalties would also apply to operators or owners of the means of transportation. In a tweet on Sunday, officials added that … More Saudi Arabia To Fine Air Passengers Up to SR 500K For Covid – 19 Travel Ban Breaches

Saudi Arabia To Require All Citizens To Be Fully Vaccinated Before Traveling By Aug 9

All Saudi Arabian citizens will be required to have had two COVID-19 vaccine doses before traveling outside the Kingdom from August 9, the Kingdom’s interior ministry announced on Monday. The new requirement will not be applied to children under the age of 12 provided that their travel insurance policy covers expenses relating to COVID-19 and … More Saudi Arabia To Require All Citizens To Be Fully Vaccinated Before Traveling By Aug 9

TRAVEL | Denmark Suspend Dubai Flights Amid Doubts Over Virus Tests

 DUBAI – Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicion arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable, authorities announced Friday. The development, which comes amid a surge of infections in the UAE, poses a direct challenge to the mass … More TRAVEL | Denmark Suspend Dubai Flights Amid Doubts Over Virus Tests

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends International Flights

RIYADH – – Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended all international passenger flights for citizens and residents over fears about the fast – spreading new variant of the coronavirus. The Saudi Interior Ministry said that the one – week flight ban may be extended ‘until medical information about the nature of this virus becomes clear’. The … More TRAVEL ALERT | Saudi Arabia Temporarily Suspends International Flights

TRAVEL ALERT | Saudia Resumes International Flights To 20 Cities

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Saudi airline has resumed international flights to 20 destinations in the Middle East, Asia and Europe, after seven months of travel disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Kingdom’s flag carrier said permitted travelers could now fly to Amman, Dubai, Tunis, Cairo, Alexandria, Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Istanbul, London, … More TRAVEL ALERT | Saudia Resumes International Flights To 20 Cities

TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

LONDON – British transport minister Grant Shapps said he will make an announcement later on Wednesday regarding COVID-19 testing at airports which could lead to the U.K.’s 14-day quarantine period for travellers being shortened. ‘I will be making the announcement later today to parliament but it involves a task force. So looking at the systems … More TRAVEL ALERT | U.K. To Make Announcement On Airport Testing Later On Wednesday: Shapps

TRAVEL | Bahamas To Lift Quarantine Restrictions For Visitors On Nov.1

Bahamas authorities will soon lift a 14-day quarantine restriction for visitors if they can continuously prove that they are negative for the coronavirus amid the global pandemic. Starting Nov.1, tourists and returning residents will no longer need to isolate for two weeks upon arrival if they can present proof of a negative PCR test within … More TRAVEL | Bahamas To Lift Quarantine Restrictions For Visitors On Nov.1

TRAVEL ALERT | Spanish Capital To Be Locked Down In Hours, Source Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Madrid and nine satellite towns will come under new lockdown restrictions by decree within hours, a regional government source said on Friday, as the Spanish capital faces the worst COVID-19 infection rate from Europe’s second wave. The conservative-led Madrid area authority is reluctantly complying with an order from the Socialist-led central … More TRAVEL ALERT | Spanish Capital To Be Locked Down In Hours, Source Says