New York/IBNS: After months of lockdowns, countries are cautiously starting to ease travel restrictions put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to research published Monday by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, stressed "the need for vigilance, responsibility and international cooperation as the world slowly opens up again."
Tokyo/Sputnik/UNI: City attractions in Japan's Osaka have introduced a new tracking system for people with the coronavirus disease using a QR code, the NHK broadcaster reported.
Madrid: COVID-19 has placed the whole world on lockdown, with new research from the World Tourism Organization showing that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
Jakarta/Bali/IBNS: Even being in quarantine to combat the deadly Covid-19, millions of people can certainly learn six types of Indonesian dances staying indoors.
Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Etihad Airways has launched the Etihad Ramadan Box initiative to bring Iftar meals to homes across the UAE.
Istanbul/Xinhua/UNI: Turkey's national flag carrier Turkish Airlines (THY) on Tuesday announced that it extended the suspension of all its domestic and international flights until May 28 over COVID-19 concerns.
New Delhi/IBNS: Airline Vistara has offered its customers the flexibility of picking an alternate date of travel as the country is going through an anti-COVID-19 lockdown.
New York/IBNS: Tourism may have been brought to a near-standstill by COVID-19, but the industry – which accounts for 10 per cent of global GDP – finds itself in a unique position to help put the global economy back on its feet, once the pandemic has passed.
New Delhi: Indian private carrier GoAir has announced a slew of measures to protect its staff, crew, and passengers in preparation for a phase-wise commencement of flights from May 4.
Kolkata/IBNS: Eleven years after ceasing direct flight operations between Kolkata and London's Heathrow airport, a special evacuation flight of the United Kingdom (UK)'s flag carrier airline, British Airways, will touch down at Netaji Subhas Chandra International (NSCBI-CCU) airport here on next Sunday (Apr 19) to transit UK nationals stranded in West Bengal and its neighbouring states due to the nationwide Coronavirus lockdown, officials said.
New Delhi/IBNS: In-line with its commitment to provide support to the nation in the current scenario, IndiGo operated a relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur on Mar 29, 2020.
New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the nationwide lockdown called by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19, airline SpiceJet has offered to fly migrant workers from Delhi and Mumbai to the eastern state of Bihar, media reports said.
Ankara/Sputnik/UNI: Turkey is suspending air travel with other countries amid the COVID-19 epidemic, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: GoAir has reached out to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA and offered its services in the wake of a complete lock down across the nation.
New Delhi/IBNS: Indian airline IndiGo has reduced its domestic schedule to match market demand over the next few weeks.