Israel, UK Ban Travel From Several Countries in Southern Africa Amid Concerns Over the ‘Nu’ COVID-19 Variant

Israel and the United Kingdom have imposed on Nov. 25 travel restrictions from several countries in southern Africa due to concerns over a new COVID-19 variant. Israel and the UK banned travel from South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and …

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New Zealand to Reopen Borders to Vaccinated Travelers Next Year

The government of New Zealand has announced on Wednesday the re-opening of its borders to the world over the coming months, starting with fully vaccinated New Zealand citizens and residence visa holders in neighboring Australia from January 16, 2022. Covid-19 …

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Netherlands to Impose Partial Lockdown to Tame COVID-19 Surge

The Netherlands will impose a partial lockdown starting from Saturday in order to quell the surge of new Covid-19 cases.  Netherlands Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s cabinet will announce the new measures in a televised press conference later today. The …

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Thailand Reopens to Vaccinated Travelers After Months of Strict COVID-19 Restrictions

Thailand has reopened its borders to fully vaccinated travelers from 63 countries starting from Nov. 1, after 18 months of strict COVID-19 restrictions. Travelers from the list of approved countries will need to present a certificate to show that they …

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Australia to End Pandemic Ban on Citizen Travel

Australia has confirmed that it will eliminate a prohibition that has barred its citizens from traveling abroad without authorization beginning next week. In order to keep COVID-19 out, Australians have been subjected to some of the world’s harshest border controls …

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Lanzhou China Locks Down as COVID-19 Cases Spike

China has placed Lanzhou’s population of four million under lockdown after six cases were reported. Lanzhou residents told not to leave home except in emergencies.while tourists sites and entertainment venues were closed off.  Security and health officials wearing hazmat suits …

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Morocco Issues Travel Restrictions to and from UK and Netherlands over Rising COVID-19 Cases

The Government of Morocco has issued a ban on flights to and from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands over concerns on the increasing number of COVID-19 infections. Travel restrictions will remain in place “until further notice,” the Moroccan National …

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