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    Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain

    The post Flight caps to increase, hotel quarantine to remain appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After the flight caps were reduced at the last cabinet meeting early January, from next week they will be increased again for returned travellers to help get overseas Australians home, the prime minister confirmed yesterday. National Cabinet met this morning and determined the country’s hotel quarantine system would remain despite recent coronavirus transmission in the facilities. Other topics on the agenda included the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine now the doses have been secured, and how to deal with the virus long term. The point is that the vaccination program, over…

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    Maldives blast: Tourists should ‘remain vigilant’ when travelling to the Indian Ocean islands

    An explosion in the Maldives capital Male on Thursday night, which injured former president and current parliament speaker Mohamed Nasheed, 53, has been condemned by the international community and described as an “ominous development” for the country. With the blast site area near the home of Nasheed, who is being treated for several injuries, in the Neeloafaru Magu neighbourhood, which is less than 15 minutes from the city’s main international airport, where does that leave tourists? Should tourists in the Maldives be concerned? Velana International Airport is still operating as normal, with flights from Dubai, Istanbul and Singapore having already landed safely on Friday morning. Maldives Police have secured the…