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    Thailand may fully reopen soon; considers no quarantine for vaccinated travellers

    The post Thailand may fully reopen soon; considers no quarantine for vaccinated travellers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Thailand is considering allowing vaccinated travellers to skip the mandatory quarantine. Under the proposed plan, aptly named “Welcome Back to Thailand Again,” the kingdom hopes to see travellers return by the third quarter of this year. Travellers need to present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations (both doses) and the usual visa requirements. If the plan pushes through, Thailand could be the first Asian country to fully reopen its tourism. Vaccinations are rolling out in several countries and global estimates suggest that one billion people will be inoculated globally by…

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    Locals, tourism operators want Thailand to reopen – survey

    The post Locals, tourism operators want Thailand to reopen – survey appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. According to a survey conducted by the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), local residents and tourism operators are in favour of Thailand reopening its borders to international tourists. 60% of locals and 50% of tourism operators want that Thailand is welcoming foreign travellers using the special tourist visa. The divide is greater when it comes to lifting the mandatory 14-day quarantine, only 39% of locals polled approved, while 50% of operators agree. Officials are floating with the idea of allowing vaccinated travellers to forego quarantine. The survey was conducted from…

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    Queensland to Reopen Border for New South Wales

    The post Queensland to Reopen Border for New South Wales appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced this morning that the state will open its border with NSW on the 1st of February. Ms. Palaszczuk applauded NSW’s ability to stem the December outbreak as the state recorded its 11th day in a row with no community transmission. “Credit to New South Wales” Palaszczuk said at this morning’s Today show on channel 9 when she made the announcement. “Our Chief Health Officer was delighted last night when she briefed me, and I think it’s great news.” The announcement means Greater Sydney will no longer…

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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…