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    What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise

    The post What’s up in UAE? Tourism recovery, high vaccination rates and hotel occupancy rates on the rise appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly irreversibly altered the landscape of travel industry with countries and destinations continuing to grapple with the lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the world continues its struggle against the pandemic, there have been attempts to restore normalcy by governments and industries looking to reemerge from the debilitating crisis. As it stands, the travel industry is experiencing a gradual recovery (albeit in stages) and many are hoping that the arrival of summer 2021 will offer a strong boost.…

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    Russia mulls COVID-19 vaccination certificates for cross-border travel

    The post Russia mulls COVID-19 vaccination certificates for cross-border travel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to consider issuing certificates to those who had been inoculated with domestic vaccines against COVID-19 for overseas travels, a document published by the Kremlin showed. The document also said the government has been tasked with making the certificates internationally recognisable. Russia, which has the world’s fourth highest number of COVID-19 cases, is putting high hopes on several domestically produced vaccines. It started wide-scale vaccination against the disease last month. More than 800,000 people in Russia have been inoculated so far and more than…

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    Emirates rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme

    The post Emirates rolls out Covid-19 vaccination programme appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Emirates Group has rolled out a Covid-19 vaccination programme for its UAE-based workforce in coordination with the Dubai Health Authority and the Ministry of Health and Prevention today. The inoculation drive began this morning, with priority being placed on its frontline aviation workforce, including cabin crew, flight deck and other operationally focused roles. The airline, along with dnata, are among the first transport and air services organisations in the world to offer employees the option to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. Over the course of the pandemic, Emirates and dnata have…

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    IATA calls for EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate

    The post IATA calls for EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged all branches of the European Union to support an initiative from Greek prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, to agree a common digital European Covid-19 vaccination certificate. It is hoped the digital document would enable those who are vaccinated to travel freely within Europe without testing. In an open letter to Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, IATA chief executive, Alexandre de Juniac, called on EU dates to coordinate a policy that would see the region safely gain the economic and social benefits of…

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    What do you need to know to protect others after vaccination?

    The post What do you need to know to protect others after vaccination? appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The vaccination campaign will start by the end of this month according to the announcement made by Federal Health Minister and Prime Minister and the plan is to vaccinate everyone (those that want to be vaccinated) by October 2021. So once the vaccination is done would it be safe to travel by train, bus, or plane? What are the proper practices for protecting others? Even before the vaccine was ready transportation has been labelled by health officials with blanket terms like “safe” or “unsafe.” Studies conducted suggest that…