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    Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals

    The post Heathrow Airport reopens terminal 3 for red list arrivals appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. London’s Heathrow Airport has reopened Terminal 3 as a dedicated facility for all arrivals from red list countries into the UK. Hotel quarantine for arrivals from the most vulnerable destinations has been required for nearly four months, and there had been concerns of passengers mixing in queues during immigration. At present, there are 43 countries on the red list but direct flights are permitted from only a few of them, including India. Only British and Irish nationals or UK residents are allowed to travel from countries on the list. Anyone…

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    Hong Kong visitor arrivals drop 94% in 2020

    The post Hong Kong visitor arrivals drop 94% in 2020 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has registered a drop of 93.6% drop in visitor arrivals in 2020. According to the provisional number of visitor arrivals in 2020, announced by HKTB, the destination registered only 3.57 million arrivals. Arrivals in January 2020 alone accounted for the majority of the annual total. As Covid-19 started to spread around the world in February, Hong Kong limited entry to overseas visitors and introduced stringent quarantine measures from mid-March onwards. Most people arriving in Hong Kong thereafter were visiting family members or travelling for other essential…

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    Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low

    The post Foreign tourist arrivals in Thailand fall to decade low appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Foreign tourist arrivals (FTAs) into Thailand plunged to the lowest level in at least 12 years after the country closed its borders to contain the coronavirus outbreak, with resurgence in infections now undermining efforts to reopen the industry. Tourist arrivals slumped to 6.7 million in 2020 from 39.9 million a year earlier, data from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports showed. This is the lowest number of visitors since at least 2008, according to the ministry data. Arrivals in December totalled 6,556, compared with 3.95 million during the same period…

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    ‘Managed quarantine’ for all arrivals in Scotland on cards

    The post ‘Managed quarantine’ for all arrivals in Scotland on cards appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Scotland will require all arrivals from outside the UK to undergo managed quarantine, first minister Nicola Sturgeon said, as she criticised the British government’s more limited self-isolation travel rules. Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament about the new policy, which is yet to be set out in detail. It will begin as soon as possible and is necessary to prevent coronavirus strains from being imported. The UK government in London announced last week that only travellers coming from 30 countries deemed at ‘high risk’ from Covid-19 variants will have to quarantine…

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    Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine

    The post Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Scottish transport secretary, Michael Matheson, has confirmed all visitors to the country will be required to stay in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival from. Six hotels close to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports with a combined capacity of 1,300 rooms will be used to implement the quarantine. The cost of the stay, set at GBP 1,750 (USD 2413.43) per person, must be met in advance by travellers. Final costs for those not travelling alone are currently being worked through, Matheson added, as…