Jammu/UNI: To revive the tourism activities, Jammu and Kashmir Government on Sunday issued guidelines for the tourists to be allowed to enter the Union Territory in a phased manner from July 14.
Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Following the partial lifting of international flight restrictions by UAE and Indian authorities on travel for eligible individuals to and from Abu Dhabi to India, Etihad Airways will resume a limited number of special flights to six Indian gateways.
Gurugram: SpiceJet, the country’s favourite airline and the biggest air cargo operator, will operate flights from across four stations in India to Ras Al-Khaimah (Dubai) between 12th and 26th July, 2020 for eligible ‘Identity and Citizenship (ICA) approved UAE residents’.
Abu Dhabi/IBNS: Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has announced a codeshare agreement with Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline, Air Arabia Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi: Etihad Airways is gradually resuming services to more destinations across its global network. This follows the easing of travel restrictions by UAE regulatory authorities on outbound and inbound travel for citizens and residents. All travel remains subject to the entry and health regulations set by the UAE authorities, and those at the end destination.
Jakarta/Xinhua: Indonesia's holiday island of Bali is planning to welcome international tourists in September following the decision of the country's government to suspend entries of foreigners into the archipelagic nation for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rome/IBNS: The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has named renowned fashion designer Giorgio Armani and celebrated chef Gino Sorbillo as Special Ambassadors for Tourism as the sector prepares to restart across Europe.
Rome/IBNS: Led by Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, members of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are on an official visit to Italy as the country joins hands with the global body to restart tourism in Europe in the post pandemic phase.
Canberra/Xinhua: Australian tourism minister has revealed that international travel between Australia and New Zealand could resume as early as September.
London/IBNS: In a new travel advisory, the United Kingdom on Friday informed that passengers from 59 international destinations can enter the country without the need to quarantine themselves excluding the United States and India among others.
Montreal/IBNS: Air Canada is suspending 30 domestic regional routes indefinitely and closing eight stations at regional airports across Canada due to an unprecedented decline in demand for air travel as a result of COVID-19, media reports said.
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Ankara/IBNS: Tourism and international flights, which remained suspended in Turkey since Mar 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, resumed on Jun 15.
Brussels/UNI: The European Union (EU) on Saturday announced that it will exclude travellers coming from the United States, Brazil and Russia when the bloc reopens its borders to outsiders on July 1, citing the uncontrolled transmission of the new coronavirus in the three countries.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Friday extended the suspension of all international passenger flights till Jul 15 in a bid to curb the spread of the pandemic Covid-19.