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

TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) has released its updated traveler’s guide, which accommodates the ongoing pandemic after approving international travel for some exceptional cases. The new regulations entail that non – Saudis who are entering the Kingdom must provide a medical report of their coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test and its negative results, … More TRAVEL | What You Need To Know About Travel Guidelines In Saudi Arabia

TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

ABU DHABI – International passengers arriving at Abu Dhabi airport will now have to wear a tracking device while they complete a mandatory 14-day home quarantine due to COVID-19, according to state-owned Eithad Airways. Daily infections in the United Arab Emirates rose this month to their highest since the outbreak started, which officials have largely … More TRAVEL | International Arrivals To Abu Dhabi Must Wear Covid-19 Tracking Device

TRAVEL ALERT | Oman To Restart International Flights On Oct.1

Oman will restart international flight on Oct.1, state news agency ONA said on Twitter, after they were suspended in March as part of coronavirus precautions. ‘Flights will be scheduled according to health data for specific destinations and according to bilateral agreements with other airlines’, ONA said. The Gulf state has reported 87,328 coronavirus infections, 82,805 … More TRAVEL ALERT | Oman To Restart International Flights On Oct.1

TRAVEL | U.K. Travel Ban: 16 Quarantine – Free Countries For Arrivals And Departures

Whilst the U.K. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) says that nationals are allowed to travel to 67 destinations and won’t have to self-isolate when returning from 66 of them, there are currently only 16 countries without and travel restrictions of any kind for arriving or returning passengers. For example, the FCO says that Canada is … More TRAVEL | U.K. Travel Ban: 16 Quarantine – Free Countries For Arrivals And Departures

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Notice setting date for Saudi International Flight ‘Is Bogus’

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – A fake circular suggesting Saudi Arabia will resume international flights in October has been condemned as ‘completely baseless and fabricated’ by the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA). Rumors that international flights will shortly return have been circulating on social media in recent weeks without any official statement from GACA. … More TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Notice setting date for Saudi International Flight ‘Is Bogus’

TRAVEL NEWS | Oman To Start Allowing Citizens To Travel Abroad – State TV

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Omani will start allowing its citizens to fly outside the country, but they must apply with authorities to do so quarantine upon their return, state television reported on Tuesday. Oman TV also said on its Twitter account that the Gulf Arab state had decided to maintain a lockdown on two … More TRAVEL NEWS | Oman To Start Allowing Citizens To Travel Abroad – State TV

TRAVEL | Italy Bans Entry From 13 Countries Due To Coronavirus Fears

MILAN | ITALY – Italy on Thursday banned entry to people coming from 13 countries that it said presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections. The list compiled by the health ministry comprises Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic. The ban affects anyone … More TRAVEL | Italy Bans Entry From 13 Countries Due To Coronavirus Fears

HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

Geneva – The World Health Organization on Tuesday urged travelers to wear masks on planes and keep themselves informed as COVID-19 cases surge again in some countries, prompting new restrictions in places like Australia. Spokeswoman Margaret Harris urged people not to be cough off-guard by resurgent local epidemics and quarantine measures, saying: ‘If it’s anywhere, … More HEALTH | WHO To Travelers – Keep An Eye On ‘Anywhere And Everywhere’ COVID-19

TRAVEL ALERT | Greece Bans Entry To Serbian Citizens Until July 15

ATHENS | GREECE – Greece will not allow Serbian visitors in from July 6 until July 15, the government said on Sunday, as it moved to contain the spread of coronavirus during its peak tourism season. Serbia declared a state of emergency in Belgrade on Friday, reimposing some restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 … More TRAVEL ALERT | Greece Bans Entry To Serbian Citizens Until July 15