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    EU adds US to safe travel list

    The post EU adds US to safe travel list appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. European Union governments in a meeting in Brussels have agreed to add the United States to their list of countries from which they will allow non-essential travel, EU diplomats said. Ambassadors from the EU’s 27 countries approved the addition of the United States and five other countries at a meeting on 16 June, with the change to take effect in the coming days. The ban on non-essential travel for American tourists is expected to be lifted on 18 June, just in time for the summer travel season and more than a year…

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    Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline

    The post Thailand Adds New Tourist Fee Despite Massive Decline appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand is attempting extremely hard to reboot tourism however so far it hasn’t quite worked, particularly with the recent rice in Covid-19 transmission cases after 6 months of zero transmission of the virus. Some of you may remember my story on the lengthy 31 steps process to obtain a visa, and 90 days of pre-paid accommodation also required were a bit demotivating for some. Then it became a little creative with the Tinder partnership, and with few exceptions, has continued to be a struggle, despite the relaxing of international visa requirements.…

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    Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger

    The post Heathrow Airports adds USD12 departure fee per passenger appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The pandemic seems no to spare anyone not even busy and rich airports. London Heathrow airport announced yesterday will charge passengers an extra GBP 8.90 (USD 12.37) a flight to keep check-in desks, baggage system and lights going after losing GBP 1.5billion in nine months due to Covid. These costs are normally covered by annual fees agreed with airlines, but passenger numbers have plummeted over the last year, culminating in the airport losing its status as Europe’s busiest last September. In July and September, flights were down by more than 84%…

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    India adds Uzbekistan and Seychelles as newest entrants in travel bubble list

    The post India adds Uzbekistan and Seychelles as newest entrants in travel bubble list appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. As part of its ongoing attempt to ease restrictions on international travel amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian government has formed a special air bubble arrangement with Seychelles and Uzbekistan. Flights from both sides will fly under the agreement, but it has yet to be announced which airlines will operate the services. The number of countries India has air bubble agreements with now stands at 27. These include the recent ones with Russia and Tanzania, and US, Canada, Germany, France and more. In addition to just direct…

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    OYO adds Covid positive quarantine and isolation facilities next door

    The post OYO adds Covid positive quarantine and isolation facilities next door appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. In the wake of the second wave of the pandemic, there is a dire need to build capacity and support the health care system with existing infrastructure. Extending its support to India’s healthcare system and in interest of the general public, OYO has also rolled out a feature on the OYO app, wherein users can now book their quarantine stay through the app itself. Last year, to support the nation’s efforts to break the chain and flatten the curve of the virus, OYO Care tied up with several hospitals,…