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Thailand Launches New Mandatory Tracking App For All Tourists

Thailand Launches New Mandatory Tracking App For All Tourists

Share The Article Last Updated 2 seconds ago Thailand has launched a new mandatory app for tourists called ThailandPlus that will track users movements and offer real time Covid-19 advice. The app was developed to help the Thai government with contact tracing efforts and inform tourists if they have come into contact with someone who […]

Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine

Travelling to Scotland? All arrivals to pay USD 2413 for 10-day mandatory hotel quarantine

Scottish transport secretary, Michael Matheson, has confirmed all visitors to the country will be required to stay in a designated hotel for ten days on arrival from. Six hotels close to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports with a combined capacity of 1,300 rooms will be used to implement the quarantine. The cost of the stay, […]

UK To Introduce Mandatory Hotel Quarantine For All International Arrivals

UK To Introduce Mandatory Hotel Quarantine For All International Arrivals

Upon returning home, it is thought that many travelers refuse to isolate as instructed and run the risk of further spreading the virus – quarantining in a hotel facility upon arrival will solve this problem. The UK has also proposed paying those who test positive for the virus £500 as an incentive to isolate at […]

Air New Zealand makes face masks mandatory for all flights

Air New Zealand makes face masks mandatory for all flights

From today, Air New Zealand will require the use of face masks on all international flights to and from New Zealand as a result of updated overseas government border requirements and as a further proactive safety measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Currently, customers travelling on the airline domestically, as well as between Australia, […]

Singapore starts mandatory testing of travellers upon arrival for Covid-19

Singapore starts mandatory testing of travellers upon arrival for Covid-19

All travellers, including Singaporeans and permanent residents, will need to take a COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced. This will take effect from 24 January as part of tighter border measures to manage the risk of imported COVID-19 cases. Singapore has seen an increase […]

DOT ruling: Masks on US Airlines not Mandatory

DOT ruling: Masks on US Airlines not Mandatory

US President Trump was rushed to a hospital today with Coronavirus. Every health agency in the world says wearing a mask is a major key to limit the spread of the virus, but the U.S. Department of Transportation(DOT) denies the need for mandatory masking regulation for air travel. Masks remain mandatory on most airlines in […]

Travelers To Singapore Will Face Mandatory Testing Upon Arrival

Travelers To Singapore Will Face Mandatory Testing Upon Arrival

Following a surge in cases around the globe and the discovery of new strains of Covid-19, Singapore is due to make all travelers take a test for Covid-19 upon arrival into the country. Singapore has become the latest in a string of countries that have made testing on arrival mandatory for entry, with the US […]

New guidelines in New York allow travellers to ‘test out’ of mandatory 14-day quarantine

New guidelines in New York allow travellers to ‘test out’ of mandatory 14-day quarantine

New York governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced new guidelines allowing out-of-state travellers to New York to ‘test out’ of the mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travellers from states that are contiguous with New York will continue to be exempt from the travel advisory. However, covered travellers must continue to fill out the Traveller Health Form. Essential workers […]

Thailand mulls shortening mandatory quarantine for tourists

Thailand mulls shortening mandatory quarantine for tourists

In an effort to attract more tourists, some health officials in Thailand are reportedly proposing to shorten the mandatory quarantine for all incoming travellers. According to Dr. Opaskarn Kawinpong, MD, acting director-general of Thailand’s Department of Disease Control, there is a proposal aiming to reduce the length of quarantine for travellers from low-risk countries or […]

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

Mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports urged as holiday travel season begins

As the holiday travel season approaches, travel experts and consumer advocates are repeating their calls for Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to protect travelers by adopting mandatory COVID-19 safety standards for airlines and airports. While the DOT issued safety guidance over the summer for air travel, these recommendations are strictly voluntary and compliance has varied […]

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