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International Travel Still on Hold Despite Uptick in May, Says UNWTO

Despite a small uptick in May, the emergence of Covid-19 variants is weighing on the recovery of international travel, says the UNWTO.

IATA Sees Domestic Air Travel Demand Improving

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is seeing an improvement in domestic air travel demand while international passenger travel continues to be stalled due to restrictions.

European Commission Gives Answers to Questions About the EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Commission provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel within Europe.

Q&A on the EU Covid-19 Certificate for Travel

Answers to 10 of the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Covid-19 Certificate that would allow travel within Europe without additional restrictions or discrimination.

ATM 2021 to Host over 60 Countries Despite Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

A total of 62 countries will participate this year at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2021, which will take place as an in-person event in Dubai during May 16-19.

Henley Index: Greek Passport Maintains 8th Spot Worldwide

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world ranking eighth on the Henley Passport Index.

Covid-19 Aviation Directives Keep Passenger Traffic Down in Greece

Passenger traffic at Greek airports continued its downward trend in February due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and aviation directives.

Poll: Air Travelers are Gaining Confidence but Frustrated with Restrictions

Although travelers are showing confidence in returning to the skies, 84% say they will not travel if it involves quarantine, according to IATA's latest poll.

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Keep One in Three Tourism Destinations Completely Closed

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism due to travel restrictions, the UNWTO's latest report says.

Greek PM Explains Concept of Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate for Travel

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis tells Bloomberg that - once announced - holders of vaccine certificates will be able to enter Greece without restrictions.

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Cut Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports in January

Greek airports served 383,463 passengers in January 2021, representing an 83% decline compared to the same month last year.

IATA: 2020 Worst Year in History for Air Travel Demand

IATA's global passenger traffic results for 2020 show that last year “was a catastrophe for demand” due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNWTO: 2020 Worst Year in Tourism History

Global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with one billion fewer international arrivals, says the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Council Updates Covid-19 Safe Travel List of Third Countries that can Enter the EU

The European Council has updated its list of epidemiologically safe third countries for which EU member states should lift travel restrictions taken due to Covid-19.

WTTC: UK’s New Hotel Quarantines Destructive for Tourism

The WTTC warns that new hotel quarantine measures being considered by the UK government would ‘destroy the Travel & Tourism sector as we know it’.

Biden: All Travelers Arriving in US will Need to Quarantine

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that includes a quarantine requirement for all travelers entering America.

IATA, WTTC Welcome Pre-departure Covid-19 Testing Travel Rule of US and UK

IATA and the WTTC have welcomed the US and UK rule on pre-departure testing as a major step towards the return of international travel and reopening markets without quarantine.

Norwegian to Stop All Long-haul Flights

Oslo-based airline Norwegian will stop all long-haul flights and focus on creating a strong short-haul route network.

ECTAA: 2020, the Year Travel Stopped

This year has been catastrophic for travel companies with turnover down to 20 percent compared to 2019, ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association, said in a review of 2020.

Europe Leads the Way in Easing Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Europe continues to lead the way in lifting or easing travel restrictions that were introduced in response to Covid-19, according to the UNWTO.