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    Phase 1 reopening: Mauritius is now open for international travellers

    The post Phase 1 reopening: Mauritius is now open for international travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Mauritius has announced Phase 1 of reopening of its borders, which runs from 15 July until 30 September 2021, allowing vaccinated guests to stay in one of 14 chosen ‘resort bubbles’. Holidaymakers will be able to enjoy facilities within their chosen hotel including the swimming pool and beach. If guests stay for 14 days and have negative PCR tests during their stay in the resort, they will then be able to leave the hotel and travel around the island freely for the rest of their stay, exploring the island’s…

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    Approved vaccine inconsistency could delay the restart of international travel, says WTTC

    The post Approved vaccine inconsistency could delay the restart of international travel, says WTTC appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The restart of international travel could be seriously delayed without worldwide reciprocal recognition of all approved COVID-19 vaccines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The global tourism body, which represents the global private Travel & Tourism sector, has issued its warning following concerns tourists face being turned away at borders because countries don’t have a common list of internationally recognised and approved COVID-19 vaccines. This comes just days after a number of British holidaymakers, who had been administered the Indian Covishield batch of the Oxford/AstraZeneca…

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    Face Express: ANA introduces facial recognition boarding on international flights

    The post Face Express: ANA introduces facial recognition boarding on international flights appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for eight consecutive years, will begin using Face Express – an innovative facial recognition technology – to improve the customer experience and streamline the boarding process starting from 19 July. Part of ANA’s initiative to offer additional contactless services, the new check-in procedure will be introduced on international flights departing from Narita International Airport. The first flight to feature Face Express offers service will be from Tokyo Narita (NRT) to Mexico City (MEX) and ANA will look at expanding the…

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    The US borders will remain closed to most international traveller

    The post The US borders will remain closed to most international traveller appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. According to a White House official who spoke to Reuters, the United States will not ease international travel restrictions anytime soon. According to The wire service is reporting, the Biden Administration is not in a rush to lift travel restrictions. Even though many countries continue to reopen to Americans. “The Presidential Proclamations suspending, due to COVID-19, the entry of travellers who have been present in the Schengen Zone, United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, China, Iran, South Africa, and India remain in effect,” a State Department spokesperson confirmed via email. Just yesterday,…

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    Emirates restarts Mauritius route as island-nation reopens to international travellers

    The post Emirates restarts Mauritius route as island-nation reopens to international travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Emirates has announced it will restart passenger services to Mauritius this summer with two weekly flights from 15 July, as the island-nation gradually re-opens its borders to international tourists. To serve market demand, the airline has also announced it will deploy its iconic Emirates A380 aircraft to Mauritius starting 1 August. Fully vaccinated travellers can enjoy a relaxing and safe getaway in a list of pre-approved COVID-19 safe resorts across the island. Its flights to Mauritius will operate on Thursdays and Saturdays. Starting from 15 July, the route will…