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    IATA Calls for Governments to Reopen Borders

    The post IATA Calls for Governments to Reopen Borders appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. IATA director general, Alain de Juniac, during his first Covid-19 briefing for 2021 has called for governments to focus on reopening borders to international aviation. Before we get into discussing the virus, I would like to extend the sympathies of the industry to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in the tragic Sriwijaya Air crash over the weekend. Safety is aviation’s number one priority and our greatest success. Because of that, accidents are rare. When they do happen, it is a reminder that we must never take…

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    Mauritius unveils Covid-19 vaccination programme as it plans to safely reopen borders to tourism

    The post Mauritius unveils Covid-19 vaccination programme as it plans to safely reopen borders to tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Republic of Mauritius has begun the vaccination of staff in the tourism industry in preparation of reopening its’ borders later in 2021. Mauritius is the first country in the world to classify staff who work in the tourism sector as front line to ensure they are fully protected when travel restrictions are lifted. The roll-out of the vaccination programme for tourism workers including hotel employees, Air Mauritius and Airports of Mauritius staff and other front line tourism staff. The chairman of the Mauritius Tourism…

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    These are new lockdown travel rules as South Africa reopens 20 land borders this week

    The post These are new lockdown travel rules as South Africa reopens 20 land borders this week appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. South Africa is reopening 20 land border crossings to allow normal travel from this week, lifting restrictions implemented last month to control rising coronavirus infections. This was revealed by the Home Affairs Ministry. The ministry said land border points, including those with Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Botswana, would reopen after being closed on 11 January. “The active and orderly management of people through our borders is an important part of the country’s overall risk-adjusted approach to control the spread of COVID-19,” said home affairs minister…

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    Former WHO epidemiologist urges Australia to shut borders

    The post Former WHO epidemiologist urges Australia to shut borders appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Australia should shut its borders to overseas travellers immediately and build specialist quarantine centres, according to a former World Health Organisation epidemiologist. Adrian Esterman, a biostatistics expert at the University of South Australia, told 3AW that no overseas travellers should be permitted in Australia until the country’s most vulnerable people and quarantine workers are vaccinated against COVID-19. “Our only source now of infection are others coming in from overseas, so if we stop overseas travel there will be no infections,” Professor Esterman said. More than a year ago strict international border…

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    Morocco reopens borders to international travellers

    The post Morocco reopens borders to international travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. From 15 June 2021, international flights to Morocco will resume and travellers from key tourist source markets will have access to Moroccan territory if they have a vaccination certificate and/or a negative PCR test at least 48 hours before the date of entry into Moroccan territory. The countries concerned are all the countries of the European Union (except Lithuania), the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Russia, China and any UN member country that is not on the B list of the Moroccan Ministry of Health (B list available upon request). The Moroccan National Tourism…