Travel

New Covid variant: Arab countries ban travel from southern African nations

Saudi passengers arrive at King Khaled International airport in the capital Riyadh on 17 May 2021 (AFP/file photo) By Middle East Eye Oman and Qatar on Saturday announced bans on travellers from several African nations after reports of a new Covid-19 variant first detected in southern Africa, following similar measures imposed on Friday by Egypt,

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Countries in Europe and Asia, alarmed by new COVID variant, tighten borders

Passengers wearing protective face masks, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walk at the Haneda airport, in Tokyo, Japan June 13, 2021. REUTERS/Androniki Christodoulou By Reuters European and Asian countries tightened travel restrictions on Friday after a new and possibly vaccine-resistant coronavirus variant was detected in South Africa, with the EU, Britain and India among

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S.Korea tests system for controlling air taxis

A pilot gets off a “Volocopter 2X” drone taxi during an Urban Air Mobility Airport Demo event at Gimpo Airport in Seoul, South Korea, November 11, 2021. REUTERS/Heo Ran By Reuters South Korea demonstrated a system for controlling urban air mobility vehicles (UAM) on Thursday, which it hopes will serve as taxis between major airports

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US lifts pandemic travel ban, opens doors to visitors

File – Passengers walk through Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Oct. 27, 2020. More than a year and a half after COVID-19 concerns prompted the U.S. to close its borders to international travelers from countries including Brazil, China, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom and much of Europe, restrictions are shifting

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Kenya Airways is Africa’s most expensive airline, say regulators

By Daily Nation Kenya Airways has the most expensive tickets among airlines operating in Africa, charging more on average than carriers such as Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways and Air France. A new study by competition authorities representing a total of 24 African countries found that KQ, as the airline is known by its international

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Unvaccinated travellers ‘will have to take two PCR tests’ after arriving in UK

The latest government travel review is expected to be announced this week / PA Wire Evening Standard By Michael Howie The Londoner: taking luxury to the next level in the West End Unvaccinated travellers face having to take two PCR tests after arriving in the UK from any other country, according to reports. Anyone without

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UK’s travel sector facing new wave of job cuts, industry body warns

People enjoy themselves at Magaluf beach in Mallorca as British tourists are expected to resume travels to the area starting from June 30th, Spain, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo/File Photo By Reuters Britain’s travel sector is bracing for a new wave of job cuts, with an industry trade body saying that more than two thirds

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Afghan woman gives birth on board Turkish Airlines evacuation flight

By Anadolu Agency Healthy baby girl named Havva by cabin crew born at altitude of 10,000 meters while en route to Birmingham, UK An Afghan woman successfully gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the middle of an evacuation flight operated by Turkish Airlines. After leaving her stopover in Dubai, Soman Noori, 26, gave

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UK keeps travel ban on Kenya amid tourism season

Tourists watch as wildebeests cross Mara river in the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve in 2016. By Business Daily Africa Travellers from Kenya remain banned from the United Kingdom in the latest update that took effect Thursday evening in a fresh blow for tourism which is currently in its main season. The UK updated countries

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Russia resumes flights to Egyptian resorts after 6 years

Russian tourists gather at the Egyptair check-in desk at the Domodedovo International Airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. The Russian state aviation agency, Rosaviatsiya, has cleared eight Russian airlines to operate flights to Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from 43 cities all across Russia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr) By SAMY MAGDY Cairo (AP)

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