Travel

At Dubai airport, travelers’ eyes become their passports

A woman enters the face and iris-recognition gate to board a plane, during a media tour at Dubai Airport, in the United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 7, 2021. Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, has introduced an iris-scanner that verifies one’s identity and eliminates the need for any human interaction when leaving the

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Travel industry bets on vaccine passports to draw Brits to the Mediterranean

Credit Reuters By Sarah Young, Clara-Laeila Laudette, Laurence Frost The race to roll out vaccination passports is spurring competition among travel companies and tourist destinations for the large number of Britons set to receive COVID-19 shots before the summer. Thanks to its swift vaccine deployment here, Britain is the only major European country likely to

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Vaccine passport idea in EU ‘shameful’: Serbia

By Talha Ozturk Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic says he is shocked by idea, describing it as ‘meaningless’, ‘anti-European’ Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday criticized the idea of a COVID-19 vaccine passport, describing it as “shameful.” Tourist-reliant European nations such as Greece and Spain have urged the quick adoption of an EU-wide certificate for travelers

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Air France-KLM plunges to huge loss in pandemic-hit year

FILE – In this Sept. 30, 2003 file photo, an Air France jumbo jet rolls behind the tail of a KLM Royal Dutch airliner at Charles de Gaulle airport in Roissy, north of Paris. Air France-KLM plunged to a 7.1 billion euro ($8.5 billion) loss in 2020 as the global pandemic grounded planes and halted

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Jambojet introduces payment of airfare in instalments

Passengers disembark from a Jambojet plane at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. By BONFACE OTIENO Budget carrier Jambojet is allowing its clients to pay their flights in installments as the airline seeks to boost uptake of air travel amid an economy ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic. Under the new payment plan dubbed ‘Jaza pole pole’,

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France to close border to non-EU travelers

French Prime Minister Jean Castex Photograph: GONZALO FUENTES Decision taken to curb spread of coronavirus France will not enforce a new lockdown but will close borders for non-European Union countries beginning Sunday in a bid to control rising coronavirus infections, the prime minister announced late Friday. Jean Castex announced the border decision after a last-minute

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China derecognizes British National Overseas passport

Hong Kong public broadcaster RTHK staffers wear masks of resembling journalist Nabela Qoser during a silent protest against the management’s treatment of Qoser outside Broadcasting House, in Hong Kong, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. Qoser is known for her tough questioning of Hong Kong government officials during the unrest of 2019. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) BEIJING (AP)

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Brits advised not to book summer holidays as new quarantine hotels set to be introduced

Passengers from international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville By Nicholas Cecil Millions of people in Britain were today advised by a Government minister not to book a summer holiday abroad at this stage as new border controls are set to

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Toughest travel rules in a lifetime take effect for UK arrivals

Travellers are seen as an arrivals area of a terminal at Heathrow Airport, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, London, Britain, January 16, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville By Simon Calder The toughest travel rules in a lifetime for arrivals into the UK have taken effect. Anyone hoping to travel to the UK from

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First Saudi plane arrives in Qatar after reconciliation deal

Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier landed at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport late Monday for the first time since 2017 after the two neighbors signed a reconciliation deal. “Following the resumption of flights between #Riyadh and #Doha, the first @Saudi_Airlines arrived at @HIAQatar this evening. #SAUDI,” state-owned Qatar Airways said on Twitter, sharing pictures of the incoming

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