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    Sydney lockdown could last until September

    The post Sydney lockdown could last until September appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Experts have warned Sydneysiders to brace for another two months of lockdown restrictions because authorities waited too long to go hard. New modelling by the University of Melbourne shows that, in order to get the number of Sydney’s COVID-19 cases heading in a southbound direction, the current lockdown will need to continue until 4 September. Now, this is assuming that the NSW government will call an end to the lockdown once the average number of new daily COVID cases drops below five and that Stage 4 restrictions will remain in place until then.…

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    Bangkok is in lockdown: Can you still travel to Thailand?

    The post Bangkok is in lockdown: Can you still travel to Thailand? appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Photo Taken In Thailand, Bangkok The Thai government has declared 28 provinces, including Bangkok, as high-risk zones as the number of coronavirus cases in the country is steadily rising. On Monday, authorities confirmed a daily record of 745 new infections. Since the announcement of another lockdown, foreign travellers are wary whether they can gain entry to the kingdom as Bangkok is the main gateway for many countries. Great news for those who booked a trip to Thailand, Thai borders are still open. At the time of this writing, there…

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    Malaysia in full lockdown to curb third wave

    The post Malaysia in full lockdown to curb third wave appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Malaysia is reimposing a full lockdown in its capital of Kuala Lumpur and five other states in order to slow down the third wave of coronavirus infections. The two-week lockdown will begin tomorrow, 13 January, and will bar social activities and a nationwide travel ban. In a televised address, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin says, “Unprecedented situations call for unprecedented measures.” The leader also warned that the country’s health care system is reaching breaking point. Several hospitals are reaching maximum capacity. Malaysians are seeing record-breaking daily cases of infection that have started…

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    Brisbane lifts virus lockdown

    The post Brisbane lifts virus lockdown appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Australia’s third-largest city has lifted stay-at-home orders, after mass testing and tracing across Brisbane found no new coronavirus cases despite fears over a contagious strain entering the community. More than two million people were ordered into a snap lockdown last week after a cleaner at a quarantine hotel contracted the UK variant of Covid-19 from a returned traveller. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the lockdown would be lifted at 6pm local time on 11 January after tens of thousands of tests detected zero cases of transmission. She defended the measures as definitely not an over-reaction.…

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    ‘Hidden Gems’ Brits should check out after lockdown

    The post ‘Hidden Gems’ Brits should check out after lockdown appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. For the past 10 years, Spain, Greece, and other European cities are famous summer getaways for UK holidaymakers. Spain has been the overall go-to destination for Brits with visits to the country increased by more than half between 2009 and 2019. Based on the same rate of increase, the data suggests there could be a total of 24 million UK visits to the country in 2030, with tourists spending almost GBP19 billion in total. However, the figures also show new tourist traps emerging, with the most visited destination set to be…