Covid-19 travel restrictions state by state
(CNN)- With the COVID-19 pandemic in near constant fluctuation in the United States, the 50 states are having to adapt rapidly with their rules and regulations.If you’re planning a family vacation or simply wish to travel to another state, it is important to be updated on the latest statewide regulations. While some US states have no restrictions on travel, all their sites have important Covid-19 safety information, including possible face mask mandates in public settings. Check here for the latest on state mask mandates.This list is alphabetical and includes links where you should get more in...
Pandemic strikes travel coverage
Travel insurance premiums are poised to drop by 90% this year because of travel restrictions, says Cigna Thailand.Demand for new travel insurance ceased around March, while existing policyholders cancelled their insurance protection after the government barred cross-border transit to contain the coronavirus outbreak, said chief executive Teeravuth Suthanaseriporn.Cigna Thailand generated travel insurance premiums only during the first two months of 2020. The company offers travel insurance products largely to local tourists travelling overseas.As there is no clear direction from the government...
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Q&A: Japan's coronavirus-related travel restrictions
The following are questions and answers regarding the travel restrictions imposed by the Japanese government in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Q: What measures has Japan taken?A: The government has imposed an entry ban on foreign nationals who have traveled to high-risk countries within 14 days prior to arrival in Japan and suspended visas issued by Japanese authorities across much of the world.Q: What countries are covered by the entry ban?A: As of Aug. 30, a total of 159 countries and regions, among them the United States, Australia, most of Asia including China, the Philippines, South...
TPG Telecom cites impact of global travel restrictions as revenue declines in 1H20
21 Aug 2020Publishing its first set of financial results since the merger of Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG Corporation, the newly-enlarged TPG Telecom Limited reported a total turnover of AUD1.540 billion (USD1.1 billion) for the six months ended 30 June 2020, down from AUD1.723 billion a year earlier, citing the ‘significant impact’ of global travel restrictions on both turnover and EBITDA. Of note, the company highlighted the fact that the figures it presented included just four day’s contribution from TPG Corporation, as the merger only became effective for accounting purposes ...
COVID-19: British Airways resumes flights to Pakistan as travel restrictions ease
Islamabad: British Airways has resumed flights to Pakistan as travel restrictions begin to ease thanks to the decline in coronavirus cases in the country. The first flight BA260 arrived at Islamabad airport on August 14 - Pakistan’s Independence Day.The flight operations commenced with a compulsory mask rule and extra measures in place at airports to ensure the safety of travellers and the crew. All passengers and crew members will be required to wear masks and will have access to hand sanitizers during the flight due to reduce the risk on infection on board, the official statement said.Britis...
URGENT: Japan, Singapore to ease travel restrictions from September
Japan and Singapore agreed Thursday to ease travel restrictions implemented in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic from September.Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said he agreed with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan that the two countries will restart mutual visits of businesspeople and expatriates from September, given they take precautionary measures.Meeting with the press online, Motegi also said he expressed "grave concern" over the situation in Hong Kong during his talks with Balakrishnan in Singapore.
What are the safest countries to visit this summer on holiday?
As travel restrictions are changing rapidly around the world, many travelers are a bit apprehensive about spending their summer months abroad. Berlin-based travel startup Tourlanehas unveiled a list of the safest destination for international tourists.The rankings, overseen by Tourlane Head of Safety Johann Jones, assemble data collected on Monday, August 10, and analyze various metrics that can affect one's holidays overseas amidst the coronavirus pandemic. These criteria include hours of sunshine per day for outdoor activities as well the national 14-day notification rates of new COVID-19 ca...
China eases travel restrictions for Europeans
Beijing (AFP) - China has eased entry restrictions for nationals from 36 European countries, months after thousands were left stranded when the country closed its borders and slashed flights to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Almost all foreign nationals were forbidden from entering the country when Beijing imposed the measures in March, even those with Chinese work or residence permits or family living in the country.But this week China said it would relax some of the bureaucratic requirements for Europeans hoping to re-enter.The new rules will allow European passport holders from 36 count...
Ukraine: Covid-19 Rules Blocked Access to Pensions
(Kyiv) – Ukraine has lifted travel restrictions on residents of non-government areas in the east that had largely prevented them from accessing their pensions and pushed them further into poverty, Human Rights Watch said today. The restrictions, imposed in March 2020 in response to Covid-19, meant that for over four months, pensioners had to cut back dramatically on food, medication, and necessary hygiene products.Lifting the restrictions was an important step. However, the Ukrainian government did not amend other rules that impose undue hardship on older people, who must still cross into gove...
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Boda boda registrations fall 64pc on travel restrictions
Motorcycle registrations in the two months to May dropped 64 percent from same period last year dimmed by travel restrictions and micro-financiers who shunned dishing credit for purchase of the two-wheelers.Latest data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that 13, 983 units were registered in April and May from 38,780 units in a similar period last year.Registrations were lowest in April at 5,099 compared to 19,717 units last year in month-on-month comparison when Kenya imposed restrictions to curb spared of the coronavirus disease after reporting the first case in March.D...