Category: Health News

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Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… or should we stay home
Breaking Travel News

Will meetings return? Can hotels really open safely?… or should we stay home

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 10, 2020

Tourism Encounters a New Paradigm Up to, and including the beginning of 2020, many professionals in the hotel, travel, and ... Read More

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings
Malta travel news

Malta makes face masks mandatory in public, prohibits large gatherings

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 8, 2020

Malta's government officials announced that face masks are now mandatory in public, and all large gatherings are banned, effective midnight ... Read More

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?
Breaking Travel News

Is the COVID-19 spike in Hawaii Classified by the US Military?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 8, 2020

Why is the US Department of Defense speechless about the catastrophic COVID-19 outbreak in Hawaii? Did the Aloha State never ... Read More

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’
Barbados travel news

Barbados implements ‘Travel Bubble’

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

The Government of Barbados has implemented a travel ‘Bubble’ for specific countries with a low incidence of COVID-19, effective August ... Read More

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism
Tourism News

Alternative travel insurers emerge due to importance of tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 7, 2020

Following the news that the Canary Islands announced it will offer tourists free insurance covering COVID-19-related incidents, travel industry analysts ... Read More

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A
Breaking Travel News

Seychelles Tourism Minister invites eTurboNews readers for a virtual Q&A

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

The Honorable Minister of Tourism the Seychelles Didier Dogley, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board Sherin Francis and other ... Read More

Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced
Breaking Travel News

Hawaii COVID 19 situation catastrophic: More restrictions announced

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 7, 2020

Coronavirus put the State of Hawaii is in a dire situation. Officials are in a desperate fight to stop the ... Read More

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport
Belize travel news

Belize delays re-opening of Philip Goldson International Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 6, 2020

Today at a press conference held in Belize City, it was announced that due to a spike in the number ... Read More

Australia’s second largest city goes on a new total COVID-19 lockdown
Australia travel news

Australia’s second largest city goes on a new total COVID-19 lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 6, 2020

Melbourne, the city of about five million people and the capital of Australia's Victoria state, which reported 471 new coronavirus ... Read More

Tanzania Travel Advisory for COVID-19 adjusted
Government and Public Sector Tourism News

Tanzania Travel Advisory for COVID-19 adjusted

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 6, 2020

Tanzania today announced, that all travelers, whether foreigners or returning residents entering or leaving the country will be subjected to ... Read More

Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!
Airline News

Alaska Airlines: No mask? No travel. No exceptions!

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

As part of continuing efforts to keep guests and employees safe, Alaska Airlines announced today that all guests must wear ... Read More

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward
Health News

Sandals Foundation Gifts Princess Margaret Hospital Pediatric Ward

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

Patients of the Pediatric Department at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas, will now be examined by and treated ... Read More

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list
Switzerland travel news

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2020

Health officials in Bern announced that all new arrivals to Switzerland from Spain are now subject to a mandatory 10-day ... Read More

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff
Health News

South Africa Quarantine Facilities Have No Medical Staff

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 5, 2020

It has recently come to light that the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) failed to renew its contract with an ... Read More

Wearing masks outdoors may become mandatory in Paris
France Travel News

Wearing masks outdoors may become mandatory in Paris

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 5, 2020

Paris city officials are mulling the idea of making wearing face masks mandatory in some French capital's popular outdoor public ... Read More

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett committed to ensuring tourism entities are COVID compliant

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett has indicated his commitment to ensuring that tourism entities, especially the small and medium ... Read More

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland
Jamaica travel news

Minister Bartlett pleased with COVID-19 protocol compliance in Westmoreland

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Jamaica's Minister of Tourism, Hon Edmund Bartlett says he is satisfied with the level of compliance with established COVID-19 protocols ... Read More

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine
Singapore travel news

Electronic tracking devices will spare some Singapore visitors COVID-19 quarantine

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Singapore authorities announced that not all new arrivals to the city-state will have to quarantine at a government facility during ... Read More

Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost
Health News

Jamaica Health Security Gets Boost

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 3, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the donation of a brand-new ambulance by the Tourism Enhancement Fund to the ... Read More

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal
Airport news

Frankfurt Airport first German airport to receive “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 3, 2020

Frankfurt Airport has just become the first German airport to receive the new “Safe from COVID-19” quality seal from TÜV ... Read More

Melbourne banns all trips outdoor declaring a state of disaster
Breaking Travel News

Melbourne banns all trips outdoor declaring a state of disaster

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020

Australia: Victoria reports 429 new coronavirus cases in latest update today Another 13 more people died from the virus infection ... Read More

Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand
Airport news

Travel Bubble flights now in a separate part Auckland Airport in New Zealand

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 3, 2020

This is the first in the world. Auckland Airport’s international terminal will be separated into two zones as part of ... Read More

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19
Brazil travel news

Brazil, a deadly example in the world for tourism and COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 2, 2020

Brazil registered record daily numbers of infections and deaths from the new coronavirus Wednesday, sending its overall death toll surging ... Read More

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?
Breaking Travel News

A cure for COVID-19? Why the death rates is low in Germany?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 1, 2020

No American has to die on COVID-19, a US primary care doctor from Houston, Texas claims. Her treatment plan is ... Read More

St. Maarten re-opens to US on August 1 with strict protocol
Sint Maarten travel news

St. Maarten re-opens to US on August 1 with strict protocol

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

St. Maarten will open on August 1st, 2020, to travelers from the US. The safety of visitors and residents remains ... Read More

Executive Council: There are no active or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Anguilla
Anguilla Travel News

Executive Council: There are no active or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Anguilla

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

Anguilla’s Executive Council met on July 24th to consider matters relating to COVID-19 in Anguilla. H.E. Governor Tim Foy and ... Read More

A new COVID-19 test with results in seconds developed in Canada
Health News

A new COVID-19 test with results in seconds developed in Canada

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 30, 2020

Graphene Leaders Canada Inc. incorporated GLC Medical Inc. just developed a Covid-19 solution. GLC Medical Inc. has identified a rapid ... Read More

Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports
Airport news

Holland-Kaye: ‘Global Britain’ is nothing without COVID-19 testing at airports

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 29, 2020

In an interview with the BBC today, London Heathrow Airport’s Chief Executive John Holland-Kaye said that UK government’s ‘Global Britain’ ... Read More

UNWTO: COVID-19 responses must not undermine solidarity and confidence
Tourism News

UNWTO: COVID-19 responses must not undermine solidarity and confidence

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Governments have a duty to put the wellbeing of their citizens first. At the same time, they also have a ... Read More

Abu Dhabi makes regular COVID-19 testing of all tourism staff mandatory
United Arab Emirates Travel and Tourism News

Abu Dhabi makes regular COVID-19 testing of all tourism staff mandatory

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

In line with the Go Safe Certification Program spearheaded by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT ... Read More

Travel CEOs Send Letter to Trump for Better COVID-19 Testing
Health News

Travel CEOs Send Letter to Trump for Better COVID-19 Testing

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 27, 2020

Fourteen CEOs of America’s most recognizable travel-related companies sent a letter to the president and congressional leaders Monday stating that ... Read More

Etihad Airways introduces new COVID-19 test for all travelers flying to Abu Dhabi
Airline News

Etihad Airways introduces new COVID-19 test for all travelers flying to Abu Dhabi

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 27, 2020

Effective 1 August, all travelers flying Etihad Airways from around the world to Abu Dhabi, and those transferring via Abu ... Read More

Islamabad closes hotels, tourist spots, public parks over COVID-19 threat
Pakistan travel news

Islamabad closes hotels, tourist spots, public parks over COVID-19 threat

Agha Iqrar Agha Iqrar- July 27, 2020

The Islamabad administration has decided to shut Murree Expressway, Margalla, public parks, tourist points, picnic spots, hill stations and hotels, ... Read More

Emergency in North Korea: DPRK reports COVID19 cases
Breaking Travel News

Emergency in North Korea: DPRK reports COVID19 cases

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 26, 2020

North Korea admits a returning “runaway” has tested positive for Covid-19 in the city of Kaesong, looking to trace contacts ... Read More

Covid 19 Dining Out Becomes a Dilemma
Breaking Travel News

Covid 19 Dining Out Becomes a Dilemma

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- July 25, 2020

Life BC (Before Covid 19) Before Covid 19 dining out was a no-brainer; grabbing a pizza or making a reservation at ... Read More

Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’
European travel news

Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Portugal's government has denounced UK’s decision to keep a quarantine regime for travelers from Portugal. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos ... Read More

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