Thailand: All visitors will need insurance
Thailand: All visitors will need insurancepublished : 24 Sep 2020 at 15:23A consortium of 16 insurance companies in Thailand are now offering foreigners, who are eligible to travel to Thailand, the mandatory insurance cover valued at $100,000.Thailand’s Office of Insurance confirmed that it has set up a consortium of insurance companies offering Covid-19 insurance online as the country prepares to reopen its borders to travellers.Once the country reopens all foreigners entering Thailand will need to buy Covid-19 insurance. But until the door reopens the scheme will make it easier for foreigner...
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Macao reopens to visitors from Chinese mainland
Passengers arrive at Macao's border checkpoint at Hengqin Port on Aug. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Cheong Kam Ka)Chinese mainland tourists were able to travel to Macao with proof of a negative COVID-19 nucleic acid test less than seven days old and a green health code with no quarantine required as of Wednesday, the Tourism Office of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) said on its official Sina Weibo account.The resumption of travel for Chinese mainland residents to Macao will boost the tourism sector, one of the core industries of the Macao SAR's economy, analysts said. The city expects a tou...
Richarlison double helps Everton put five past plucky Fleetwood
Everton survived a late fight-back to claim a 5-2 win over Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup.A double from Richarlison put the visitors in a comfortable position at half-time.The League One outfit then got back in the game through Mark Duffy but Alex Iwobi restored the two-goal advantage only a minute later.Callum Camps made it 3-2 with a wonderful bicycle kick before Bernard killed the game off and Moise Kean netted in injury time.Speaking after the game, Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti said: "The performance in the first half was good. We didn't start the second half with intensity. The game was in...
Siwa Oasis reopens archaeological and tourist sites
Archaeological and tourist sites opened to visitors in Egypt’s Siwa Oasis on September 1.Fathi Diab, Director-General of Siwa Antiquities, announced that the sites are committed to enforcing all COVID-19 precautionary measures, included mask-wearing and social distancing.Indoor archaeological sites allow visits from groups of no more than seven, whereas outdoor and open sites have no capacity restrictions.Located in the Western Desert, Siwa Oasis is famous for its lengthy nine-month tourist season, which boasts moderate weather.Siwa receives many local and foreign tourists at archaeological si...
PMA still off-limits to tourists
PMA still off-limits to touristsArtemio Dumlao(The Philippine Star) – September 23, 2020 – 12:00amBAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Tourists are still banned at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) even as this city reopened to visitors from the Ilocos region starting yesterday.PMA commandant of cadets Brig. Gen. Romeo Brawner Jr. said Mayor Benjamin Magalong agreed to their request to exempt the military academy from the sites to be reopened.PMA remains free of the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19. Fort Del Pilar remains on lockdown and cadets are not allowed to go out.“We want to maintain the ...
India's Taj Mahal reopens for visitors after more than 6 months
India's famed Taj Mahal reopened on Monday after being closed for tourists for over six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to local media.With strict measures in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a maximum of 5,000 people per day are allowed to visit the historical monument in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.Visitors must have their temperatures checked, wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize their hands, while entry tickets are being sold online rather than over the counter.As one of the world's wonders, the Taj Mahal normally attracts about 7 million...
Expo Centre Sharjah to welcome back visitors, events with precautionary measures
Sharjah: Expo Centre Sharjah, a popular venue for trade shows, conferences and other events, will reopen with all the necessary precautionary measures against COVID-19, officials announced on Sunday.The Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Team in Sharjah has approved a host of precautionary measures ahead of the resumption of activities at Expo Centre.The preventive measures adopted by Expo Centre include the provision of hand sanitisation devices at all entrances and exits, reducing the exhibition hall capacity to avoid congestion, regulating the visitor movement with the mandatory wear...
Donny van de Beek on Man Utd defeat: Not good enough
Donny van de Beek admits Manchester United were poor for their opening day defeat to Crystal Palace.The game was the visitors' seventh match of 2020/21, including friendlies, and Roy Hodgson's team appeared much the sharper side throughout."My first day for the club and a day you want to win, it doesn't matter how you win, and I'm really disappointed that we lose 3-1 at home," lamented the former Ajax midfielder, who struck on debut. “It's really bad.“Last week in training we did really well.“We did really good, so my feeling was very positive, but yeah, today we played too slowly, we were too...
Elysee Palace welcomes visitors despite rising coronavirus numbers
Despite rising coronavirus numbers in France, the Elysee Palace in Paris opened its doors to visitors at the weekend.On "Open Monument Day" curious Parisians with mouth and nose coverings strolled through the official residence of French President Emmanuel Macron.They could marvel at the palace's Golden Room, the president's office, adorned with gold, which has just been extensively restored.In addition to other rooms such as the First Lady's office, there were gifts from official state guests and a photo exhibition on Macron's work, and the Orchestra of the Republican Guard also played.The ga...
Japan receives 8,700 visitors in Aug., down 99.7% from year ago
Japan received an estimated 8,700 foreign travelers in August, down 99.7 percent from a year earlier, amid the coronavirus pandemic, though showing a month-on-month pickup in volume, government data showed Friday.The number of visitors more than doubled from the previous month's estimated 3,800 and increased even further from May's 1,663, the lowest figure since the government began compiling such statistics in 1964, according to the data released by the Japan Tourism Agency.Still, the latest figure marked the 11th consecutive monthly decline since last October, when the number of South Korean...