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New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders may stay shut for most of the year, PM Ardern says

New Zealand's borders will remain closed for most of this year as the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, but the country will pursue travel arrangements with neighbouring Australia and other Pacific nations ...

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Borders tighten around world as coronavirus curfew fury spills over

Border restrictions were being tightened around the world Monday in the face of an unrelenting coronavirus threat, after a weekend in which anger at social distancing rules bubbled over into fiery clashes in the Netherlands.

Reopening of Qatar-Saudi borders to create ‘new wave of business opportunities’, says business council executive

Reopening of Qatar-Saudi borders to create ‘new wave of business opportunities’, says business council executive

The reopening of Saudi Arabia's borders and airspace to Qatar, which was announced on the eve of the 41st GCC Summit, is seen as a key step to revive economic ties of both countries, a business council official has said.

US Department of State welcomes reopening of Qatar-Saudi borders

US Department of State welcomes reopening of Qatar-Saudi borders

The US Department of State welcomed the decision to open the airspace and the land and sea borders between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Saudi to open airspace, borders to Qatar: Kuwait

Saudi to open airspace, borders to Qatar: Kuwait

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said on Monday, more than three years after Riyadh sealed both.

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

IATA develops mobile apps for Covid-era travel to help reopen borders safely

Global aviation body IATA is developing a set of mobile apps to help passengers navigate Covid-19 travel restrictions and securely share test and vaccine certificates with airlines and governments.

Australia borders to stay shut as Covid-19 daily deaths reach record

Australia borders to stay shut as Covid-19 daily deaths reach record

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the country on Monday reported a record single day rise in Covid-19 deaths.

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia, New Zealand work to open borders to each other

Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday efforts to resume travel between the two countries would take some time, as they cautiously re-open their mostly shuttered economies ...

Russia prepares to shut all borders as coronavirus cases soar

Russia prepares to shut all borders as coronavirus cases soar

Russia will close all border crossings on March 30, the government said on Saturday, tightening restrictions after the country reported its biggest one-day rise in new coronavirus cases.

Transport sector urged to use global customs transit system

Transport sector urged to use global customs transit system

Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani said that the International Road Transports (TIR) system is an international system of transport and customs guarantee that is globally applicable.

Russia, Iran, and 3 others agree Caspian status, but not borders

Russia, Iran, and 3 others agree Caspian status, but not borders

Iran and four ex-Soviet nations, including Russia, agreed in principle on Sunday how to divide up the potentially huge oil and gas resources of the Caspian Sea, paving way for more energy exploration ...

IATA urges governments to ease visa, travel restrictions

IATA urges governments to ease visa, travel restrictions

“The economic and social benefits of aviation can be spread only by removing onerous barriers to the free movement of people across borders,” said IATA’s director-general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac.