Tag: quarantine

AAHK welcomes government’s adjustment of quarantine arrangement for inbound passengers

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) has welcomed the Government’s adjustment of quarantine arrangement for inbound passengers. From Friday, passengers arriving in Hong Kong will have to stay at designated quarantine hotels for just three days. They will then undergo a further four d...

New quarantine and disease prevention and control measures for flight crews of Taiwanese airlines

On April 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced it will change quarantine regulations and disease prevention measures for crew members of Taiwanese airlines returning to Taiwan starting from May 1 (incoming flight's scheduled arrival time). Related adjustments are listed below. ...

AOA: Vaccination quarantine exemption significant step forward

Commenting on the announcement that fully vaccinated passengers will be exempt from quarantine when returning from amber-list countries, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “This is a significant step forward that will be a boost to airports and the local economies tha...

BA puts thousands of staff back on furlough

BA puts thousands of staff back on furlough

By Simon Browning, BBC British Airways has put thousands of its staff back on furlough because of delays to the restart of international travel. BA had begun to bring people back ahead of the easing of restrictions on foreign holidays on 17 May. But only a small numb...

Dubai Airports hails Italy’s decision to open quarantine-free travel for the UAE

Dubai Airports has hailed the decision of the Italian government to waive the 10-day quarantine requirement for all categories of traveller from the UAE, in favour of test-based travel protocols, with effect from 2nd June 2021. All passengers arriving on flights from the UAE to the Italian airpo...

Ryanair calls On Irish government to lift travel restrictions

Ryanair calls On Irish government to lift travel restrictions

Ryanair, Ireland’s largest airline, has today (14th May) called on the Irish Government to lift travel restrictions, including Ireland’s unique and failed hotel quarantine, for travel to and from the UK and the European Union. Ryanair calls for the immediate removal of all travel restrictions...

Airport Operators Association’s response to First Minister’s announcement on travel

Responding to the First Minister’s announcement on international travel restarting in Scotland from 17 May, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “Ending blanket hotel quarantine measures is a big step forward for Scotland. "The Scottish Government’s decision to take...

AGS Airports Responds to Scottish Government Plans for Tougher Quarantine Restrictions

Commenting on the announcement in the Scottish Parliament from First Minster Nicola Sturgeon on the introduction of tougher quarantine restrictions, Derek Provan, chief executive of AGS Airports, said: “This is the third significant announcement regarding travel restrictions in as many weeks wh...

WTTC says now is the time for internationally recognised testing on departure and arrivals

Below is a statement from the World Travel & Tourism Council, which says forcing UK arrivals to quarantine in a hotel for up to two weeks – at their own cost – could be another crushing blow to the ailing UK Travel & Tourism sector. Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO: “The lat...

AOA: Government needs to now take next steps to reduce quarantine

Responding to the announcement that all international arrivals will need to present a negative COVID-19 test for entry into the UK, Airport Operators Association Chief Executive Karen Dee said: “The introduction of pre-departure tests is understandable from a public health perspective but the G...

Air Canada Welcomes Hawaii’s Science-Based Initiative Eliminating Quarantine for Canadians Going to Hawaii

Air Canada today welcomed Hawaii's announcement that Canadians are now eligible to be exempt from the state's mandatory 14-day quarantine on arrival in the Hawaiian Islands via a pre-travel testing process. "We applaud Governor Ige's announcement that Hawaii's science-based, pre-travel testin...

Pressure Intensifies to Drop Quarantines in Favour of EU-wide Passenger Testing Protocol

With less than 90 days to go before the year-end holiday season, European aviation bodies have intensified their call to replace quarantine measures with passenger testing. This will provide far greater assurance and ability for cross-border travellers to plan family reunions or vacations during thi...

Department for Transport Update: Travel Corridors

Department for Transport Update: Travel Corridors

People arriving into the UK from Turkey, Poland, Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba from 4am Saturday 3rd October will need to self-isolate for two weeks as the countries are removed from the travel exemptions list.  At the same time, from tomorrow (Friday 2nd October) the penalties...

IATA calls for worldwide airport testing to replace quarantine

Global airline body the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said that all international passengers should be given coronavirus tests before departing in order to scrap current quarantine measures. Speaking at an online briefing, IATA director Alexandre de Juniac said that there was n...

EasyJet to cut flights as it criticises UK Covid quarantine rules

EasyJet to cut flights as it criticises UK Covid quarantine rules

By Julia Kollewe, The Guardian EasyJet said it would cut flights after the UK government announced more quarantine measures, which the airline said had knocked consumer confidence and reduced demand for travel. Johan Lundgren, the easyJet chief executive, said: “We know our customers are as ...

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