Tag: coronavirus outbreak

Hawaii Tourists Still Arriving in Hawaii Despite COVID-19
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Hawaii Tourists Still Arriving in Hawaii Despite COVID-19

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- April 10, 2020

Yesterday, Thursday, April 9, 2020, 663 people arrived in Hawaii. Of those arriving to Hawaii tourists totaled 107 and there ... Read More

COVID-19 kills 60,000 people worldwide
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COVID-19 kills 60,000 people worldwide

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020

COVID-19 passed the grim benchmark on Saturday with the global death toll from coronavirus pandemic has topped 60,000. The epidemic ... Read More

Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals
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Belize confirms 4th COVID-19 case, closes borders to nationals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 3, 2020

Belize Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Dean Barrow today announced closure of the country's borders to Belize nationals. My Fellow Belizeans, ... Read More

How is international coordination on the war against coronavirus?
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How is international coordination on the war against coronavirus?

The Media Line The Media Line- April 2, 2020

How coordinated are the global and regional responses to the COVID-19 outbreak? Does more need to be done? “The global ... Read More

Beijing: All foreign arrivals to be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined
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Beijing: All foreign arrivals to be tested for COVID-19 and quarantined

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 24, 2020

In an effort to identify and contain people carrying COVID-19 virus, Beijing announced that  all visitors arriving from overseas will ... Read More

Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic
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Italy orders new restrictions to stop the COVID-19 pandemic

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- March 21, 2020

New restrictions across Italy to counter and contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus have been adopted tonight with an ... Read More

Latin America taking measures to prevent coronavirus pandemic spread
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Latin America taking measures to prevent coronavirus pandemic spread

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

As coronavirus (COVID- 19) outbreak is spreading all over the world, the countries in Latin America are taking preventative measures ... Read More

Russia: No foreign visitors will be allowed in until May
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Russia: No foreign visitors will be allowed in until May

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Russia announced that it will all foreign visitors will be banned from entering the country starting on Wednesday, March 18, ... Read More

Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain
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Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Portugal's government announced that it is halting all rail and air traffic to and from Spain for a month in ... Read More

Germany finally tightens border control, bans ‘non-essential’ travel
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Germany finally tightens border control, bans ‘non-essential’ travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

After seeing a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, which jumped by 1,000 in one day, Germany finally announced that it ... Read More

Russia halts all Armenia flights
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Russia halts all Armenia flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Russian government announced that all passenger air traffic between Russia and Armenia will be suspended for two weeks. This decision ... Read More

Solomon Islands will refuse entry to any foreigners from ‘restricted’ countries
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Solomon Islands will refuse entry to any foreigners from ‘restricted’ countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

The Solomon Islands Government has announced new measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective immediately, any foreign national traveling from ... Read More

Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country
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Georgia bans foreign visitors from entering the country

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Georgia's government announced that foreign citizens will not be able to enter Georgia at least until the end of March, ... Read More

Denmark and Poland go on coronavirus lockdown
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Denmark and Poland go on coronavirus lockdown

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020

In a desperate bid to curb the spread of coronavirus epidemic, Poland and Denmark today announced that they will close ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations
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Royal Caribbean Cruises suspends global operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.  announced today that given global public health circumstances, the cruise line has decided to suspend the ... Read More

Czech Republic bans foreign visitors from entering the country
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Czech Republic bans foreign visitors from entering the country

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The government of Czech Republic has imposed a ban on foreign visitors entering the country and Czech citizens traveling abroad ... Read More

Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios
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Prime Minister: Belize preparing for all coronavirus scenarios

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2020

The main priority of the Government of Belize is the safety and wellbeing of the citizenry.  As of today, there ... Read More

EU countries may suspend Schengen due to coronavirus epidemic
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EU countries may suspend Schengen due to coronavirus epidemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2020

The Schengen Code allows EU countries to suspend the free movement of people and resume temporary control at the borders ... Read More

Hong Kong pumps $130 million in exhibition and convention industry hurt by coronavirus
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Hong Kong pumps $130 million in exhibition and convention industry hurt by coronavirus

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 24, 2020

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation of the ... Read More

Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection
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Italy reports 34 cases of coronavirus infection

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- February 22, 2020

The sudden breakout of coronavirus in Italy has claimed new victim in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. According to ... Read More

Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread
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Nine countries put Japan on ‘do not go’ list due to coronavirus spread

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2020

Nine countries called for travel restrictions to Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu said during a press conference in Tokyo. ... Read More

Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears
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Japan won’t cancel or relocate 2020 Summer Olympics over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2020

The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo are scheduled to be held between July 24 and August 9 and the ... Read More

Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million
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Chinese coronavirus epidemic can cost Russian tourism $455 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2020

China is the largest single source of tourists to Russia. In 2019, 1.5 million Chinese visitors traveled to Russian Federation. ... Read More

Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic
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Russia bans all Chinese visitors amid coronavirus epidemic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

Russian officials announced that all Chinese citizens will be banned from entering Russian Federation effective February 20, 2020, amid coronavirus ... Read More

ITB China postponed
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ITB China postponed

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 18, 2020

The organizers of ITB China have announced the decision to postpone ITB China 2020, originally scheduled to be held on ... Read More

Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare
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Macau re-opens casinos after halting operations over coronavirus scare

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 17, 2020

Macau government has told casino operators that they have 30 days to return to full business, after authorities imposed a ... Read More

ITB Berlin: Strong demand from the Middle East
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ITB Berlin: Strong demand from the Middle East

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 12, 2020

ITB Berlin is in strong demand, and with 10,000 organisations and companies from over 180 countries attending it is booked ... Read More

Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears
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Bali tourism: 40 thousand tourists lost over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

According to the latest report, about 20 thousand tourists canceled their trips to the island of Bali since the outbreak ... Read More

Suspension of China flights will cost Russian airlines $25.2 million
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Suspension of China flights will cost Russian airlines $25.2 million

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

Russia's Deputy Transport Minister Alexander Yurchik announced today that Russian national air carriers stand to lose 1.6 billion rubles ($25.2 ... Read More

Solomon Islands: Air passengers traveling from China will not be permitted entry
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Solomon Islands: Air passengers traveling from China will not be permitted entry

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 11, 2020

Tourism Solomons advises as part of a further Solomon Islands Department of Immigration (DOI) directive, all air passengers who have ... Read More

De Havilland Canada and Viking Air won’t attend Singapore Airshow 2020 over coronavirus fears
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De Havilland Canada and Viking Air won’t attend Singapore Airshow 2020 over coronavirus fears

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 8, 2020

In light of the increased alert level announced today by the Singapore Government and Ministry of Health due to incidents ... Read More

Chinese cruise ship passengers hospitalized in New Jersey after coronavirus screening
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Chinese cruise ship passengers hospitalized in New Jersey after coronavirus screening

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 7, 2020

Four tourists from China have been hospitalized in New Jersey after being screened for coronavirus. Chinese tourists were the passengers ... Read More

China will not suspend civil aviation commercial flights
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China will not suspend civil aviation commercial flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 6, 2020

China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson said today that the country's government will not suspend Chinese civil aviation passenger flights. The official's ... Read More

US Travel: Tremendous opportunities are on the horizon
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US Travel: Tremendous opportunities are on the horizon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow laid out a vision of a bright future for the American travel ... Read More

China closes tourist attractions, tells tourists to stay home
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China closes tourist attractions, tells tourists to stay home

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

China announced the temporary closure of most touristic attractions in the country, as the government launches an aggressive plan to ... Read More

Russia bans all transit flights from China
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Russia bans all transit flights from China

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 5, 2020

Starting today, all transit foreign flights traveling from China have been banned in Russia, announced Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana ... Read More