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Travel bubble new buzzword, but will it help kick-start flights?

Travel bubble new buzzword, but will it help kick-start flights?

Global travel and tourism industry is now pinning its hopes on creation of a “travel bubble” that seeks to help reconnect countries that have shown a good level of success in containing the novel coronavirus pandemic ...

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany launches coronavirus app as EU eyes travel revival

Germany appealed to the public on Tuesday to download a new smartphone app to help break the chain of coronavirus infections, one of several such apps that European governments hope will revive travel ...

HIA travel safety measures for departing passengers

HIA travel safety measures for departing passengers

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has reminded passengers of the current safety measures to be observed and complied with while travelling, to ensure the safety of all passengers and airport staff.

China to curb foreign travel until October

China to curb foreign travel until October

Beijing plans to continue to severely restrict international flights until at least October due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese media have reported.

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals: reports

Britain to introduce two-week quarantine for arrivals: reports

Britain plans to introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for international arrivals, media reports said Saturday, sparking alarm among airports and airlines already suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.

Baltic states to create ‘travel bubble’ as pandemic curbs eased

Baltic states to create ‘travel bubble’ as pandemic curbs eased

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will open their borders to each others' citizens from May 15, creating a Baltic ‘travel bubble’ within the European Union amid an easing of pandemic restrictions ...

Australia moving towards 'Covid-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PM

Australia moving towards 'Covid-safe' society, but travel ban stays: PM

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday bans on international travel and large gatherings would stay in place even as the government eases lockdowns and moves towards a ‘COVID-safe’ economy ...

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, cancelled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in a race to contain the outbreak's rapid global spread.

Storm Ciara lashes Europe, disrupts travel

Storm Ciara lashes Europe, disrupts travel

Hundreds of flights and train services were cancelled across northwest Europe on Monday as Storm Ciara swept in packing powerful winds after lashing Britain and Ireland ...

New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi to sell full stake in debt-ridden Air India

New Delhi intends to sell its entire stake in the debt-crippled national carrier Air India, the government announced Monday, after failing previously to secure any bids for a majority share.

Ticket taxes, visa requirements ‘discourage’ global inbound tourism, business travel: IATA

Ticket taxes, visa requirements ‘discourage’ global inbound tourism, business travel: IATA

Ticket taxes and visa requirements “discourage” inbound tourism and business travel globally, according to the International Air Transport Association.

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

Tens of thousands stranded as travel company Thomas Cook collapses

The collapse of British travel company Thomas Cook left tens of thousands of holidaymakers stranded on Monday in the Mediterranean region.