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    Singapore starts mandatory testing of travellers upon arrival for Covid-19

    The post Singapore starts mandatory testing of travellers upon arrival for Covid-19 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced. This will take effect from 24 January as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases. Singapore has seen an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, mostly imported or those arriving from other countries. The ministry confirmed four coronavirus cases from the community (or local), one from the dormitories for foreign here and 19…

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    US to require incoming passengers to quarantine upon arrival

    The post US to require incoming passengers to quarantine upon arrival appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Passengers flying to the US will be tested for COVID-19 before boarding a flight into the country, and they would need to undergo quarantine upon arrival, US President Joe Biden has announced. Unveiling his national strategy to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden, during his remarks at the White House, said this strategy was created in response to address the past administration’s failure to act with ‘the urgency and focus and coordination we needed’. “In light of the new COVID variants that we are learning about we are instituting new measures…

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    International travellers no longer need to quarantine on arrival in Peru

    The post International travellers no longer need to quarantine on arrival in Peru appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Peruvian government has announced that mandatory quarantine for foreign travellers entering the country will be lifted, although flights of over eight hours and connections with Brazil will remain suspended. Requirements for international tourists wishing to travel to Peru will be the same as applicable up to December 2020, with a negative PCR test result for Covid-19, in addition to the mandatory wearing of face masks and face shields at airport facilities and inside airplanes. The government stated that this measure was taken after noting an improvement in…

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    Maldives to offer vaccine on arrival and relaxed testing rules

    The post Maldives to offer vaccine on arrival and relaxed testing rules appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Here is a country that values tourism, after all, it represents 28% of their total GDP and therefore it deserves the attention and initiatives that the Maldives is putting in. The Maldives has been one of the steadiest and most reliable destinations for travel during covid-19. The country has remained resolute with a simple entry policy requiring a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival. The country tourism authority even launched a ‘world first’ loyalty program to make return visitors feel even more welcome with extra perks, while…

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    Maldives to offer holidaymakers vaccines on arrival

    Maldives will soon offer visitors vaccinations on arrival as part of its three-pronged initiative aimed at reviving the country’s hard hit travel sector, according to its tourism minister. The “3V” strategy, which encourages tourists to “visit, vaccinate, and vacation,” will provide a “more convenient” way to visit the country, Abdulla Mausoom told CNBC on Wednesday. At present, visitors to Maldives must provide a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test and proof of hotel booking to gain entry. Mausoom said the country’s Health Protection Agency is set to make an announcement on restriction-free entry to vaccinated arrivals “very soon — maybe even this week.” Maldives, an archipelago state in South Asia…