Despite Varadkar promise, officials opposing relaxation of overseas travel curbs

Barely a week after Leo Varadkar promised overseas travel would resume on July 9th, that commitment appears to be in major doubt over concerns about a resurgence of Covid-19. With Ministers in the new Government barely having time to get the feet under their desks, public health officials have been doubling down on their opposition to any relaxation of overseas travel restrictions. Though our...

Trump announces 30-day suspension of most travel from Europe

Always aware of the markets, Trump was careful to avoid dire language as he talked about the economy, which he and congressional Republicans have routinely cited as a major accomplishment as they campaign for reelection. “This is not a financial crisis, this is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome as a nation and as a world,” Trump said, adding that the U.S. economy is...

Coronavirus Outbreaks Prompt Travel Restrictions For U.S. Military Abroad : NPR

Korean soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, last week. U.S. military stationed in South Korea and Italy have been ordered not to travel because of the outbreak. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption toggle caption Ahn Young-joon/AP Korean soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a shopping street in...

How will the new visa-free European travel system work – VoxEurop (English)

Set to enter into force next year, the ETIAS scheme aims at speeding up traveling authorisation for travellers from countries which do not require a visa. In this regard, it looks pretty much like the US ESTA. But there is still some confusion on how it works, so here we have a closer look at it. Ever since the European Union first announced that it was planning to create a new travel system in...

Warning of ‘cruel and one-sided laws,’ Iran tells its citizens not to travel to the U.S.

GENEVA — Iran warned its citizens, particularly scientists, on Tuesday not to visit America, saying Iranians there were subjected to arbitrary and lengthy detention in inhuman conditions.“Iranian citizens, particularly elites and scientists, are requested to seriously avoid traveling to America, even to take part in scientific conferences and even having an invitation,” a travel advisory...

Travel Tourism Must Transform to Survive, Thrive — Global Issues

UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa (fourth right) at an event organized by the WTTC at COP25. Credit: UNFCCCmadridWednesday, December 04, 2019Inter Press ServiceMADRID, Dec 04 (IPS) - The travel and tourism sector, with its significant economic and social benefits, has no choice but to transform to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, said UN Climate Change...