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    Phuket’s July reopening gets conditional approval

    The post Phuket’s July reopening gets conditional approval appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Phuket Sandbox Programme that will reopen the island to vaccinated travellers without quarantine has received conditional approval from the National Communicable Diseases Committee (NCDC). Anutin Charnvirakul, deputy prime minister and public health minister, said that vaccinated tourists must arrive from countries where the rate of infection is moderate or low or where the Covid-19 situation is under control. Tourists must be fully vaccinated at least 14 days before travelling to Thailand and the vaccine they received must be authorised by the World Health Organization. They should obtain a Covid-free certificate issued within 72…

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    Airline CEOs unite to urge reopening of transatlantic routes

    The post Airline CEOs unite to urge reopening of transatlantic routes appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The CEOs of every airline that flies transatlantic passenger services between the UK and the USA have joined forces with Heathrow Airport and other travel industry CEOs in urging both governments to re-open transatlantic air routes following more than a year of travel restrictions. The airlines in question – American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, JetBlue, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic – view the operation of these routes as being essential to igniting economic recovery and say that as these two markets have been successful in their Covid-19 vaccination…

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    Japan reopening bleak as gov’t declares another state of emergency

    The post Japan reopening bleak as gov’t declares another state of emergency appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. After the huge spike of coronavirus cases over the holidays, Japan has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and the surrounding prefectures of Kanagawa, Saitama, and Chiba. The 7,490 new registered cases on 7 January prompted the state of emergency that will start today, 8 January, until 7 February at the earliest. This is not the first time that Japan imposed a state of emergency. In April 2020, the 47 prefectures of Japan were placed under a state of emergency and restrictions were lifted in May. The measure…

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    Look what’s reopening in Goa as tourist destination this March: Aguada Jail

    The post Look what’s reopening in Goa as tourist destination this March: Aguada Jail appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The former Central Jail Aguada is soon to reopen as a heritage tourist destination from March 2021 as Goa government has nearly completed the renovation of the Portuguese-era structure. The structure is undergoing a facelift under a Central scheme. Chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant held a meeting with tourism officials with ports minister Michael Lobo, freedom fighters, historians and officials of ASI as well as State Archaeology Department regarding the project. “The stakeholders have given their suggestions which will be incorporated. 90% of the work at Aguada…

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    Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening

    The post Israel tourism board proposes mid-2021 reopening appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Israel Ministry of Tourism has prepared a work plan for bringing back tourists in the middle of 2021. The plan includes adaptation to the corona era in all areas covered by the ministry’s activities – marketing, infrastructure and the tourist experience. The year 2020, which began with optimism for another record-breaking year for incoming tourist arrivals to Israel and a continuation of the momentum of record highs in recent years, ended with the skies closed and a ban on incoming tourists, for the first time in Israel. This year, about 850,000 tourists…