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Covid-19: Opening Borders an Immediate Priority for Travel, Say Agency Trade Associations

Five travel agency trade associations are calling on government leaders to make the opening of borders a priority for the restart of international travel.

IATA Warns Governments on High Cost of Covid-19 Testing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to take action to address the high cost of Covid-19 tests in many jurisdictions.

Gulf Air Begins IATA Travel Pass Trial on Athens, London and Singapore Flights

Passengers traveling on Gulf Air flights from Bahrain to Athens, London and Singapore can use the IATA Travel Pass to store their pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test results.

Greece to Cover Covid-19 Tests for Company Staff

Companies in Greece with more than 20 employees are now eligible for free rapid testing for Covid-19.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Calls for EU Task Force to Restore Travel

The European Tourism Manifesto alliance, a group of more than 60 travel organisations, has called for the creation of Commission-led Task Force to restore freedom of movement.

Athens Hoteliers President Agrees for Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates for Travel

Vaccination certificates could positively affect the intention of people to travel, enhance safety and simplify procedures, according to the president of Athens' hoteliers, Lambrini Karanasiou-Zoulovits.

All Travelers to UK Must Take 2 Covid-19 Tests During Quarantine

All travelers arriving in the UK as of February 15 will be required to take two Covid-19 tests during their quarantine period.

Panama First Country to Trial IATA Travel Pass

Panama is the first government to participate in a trial of IATA Travel Pass, a mobile app for Covid-19 testing and vaccine information.

Covid-19: Airlines Begin to Try IATA Travel Pass

Emirates and Etihad Airways are among the first airlines in the world to trial the IATA Travel Pass, a digital platform for Covid-19 testing and vaccine information.

Greece to Launch Platform for Free Random Covid-19 Testing

In efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, the government is launching a new platform to give citizens the chance to get tested at no cost.

Travel and Aviation Bodies Call for Quarantine-free Journeys

In view of the holiday season, global travel and aviation bodies are calling on EU governments to lift quarantine measures and restore travel.

IATA Calls for Airline Crews to be Exempted from Covid-19 Testing Measures

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is calling on governments to exempt airline crews from Covid-19 testing that is applied to air travelers.

EU: Covid-19 Control Measures for Holiday Season, Winter Months

The European Commission has presented its 'Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter' strategy that includes recommendations to sustainably manage the pandemic over the coming months.

Business Travel Can Revive with 72-hour Quarantine-free Journeys, says WTTC

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Covid-19: New Guidelines by EASA/ECDC Reject Quarantine of Air Travelers

EU agencies EASA and ECDC have released guidelines to support a coordinated approach to reduce risks related to the movement of travelers in the Covid-19 era.

Greek PM Briefed on Safety Steps of Thessaloniki’s Mediterranean Palace Hotel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Mediterranean Palace Hotel during his official visit to Thessaloniki.

Airlines: Covid-19 Crisis to Continue into 2021, Losses Expected to Reach $157 Billion

Deep losses for the airline industry will continue into 2021 due to the impact of Covid-19, says the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

IATA to Launch Digital Travel Health Pass to Help Reopen Borders Safely

IATA is in the final development phase of its Travel Pass, a digital health pass designed to support the safe reopening of borders in the Covid-19 era.

Analysis: No Correlation Between Covid-19 Infection Rates and Air Passenger Traffic

ACI Europe releases analysis showing no correlation between increased air passenger volumes and Covid-19 infection (positivity) rates in Europe during Q3.

IATA: New Guidance for Global Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution

IATA has released guidance to ensure that the air cargo industry will be ready to support the large-scale handling, transport and distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine.
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